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75 Actors Who Conquered Hearts Of The Millions Since 1947

75 Actors Who Conquered Hearts Of The Millions Since 1947

On the 75th anniversary of Independence, Outlook selects 75 actors of Hindi cinema who made a mark with their talent, looks, style or simply, a smile on the screen

12 August 2022
75 Years Of Indian Cinema: The Platinum Magic On The Silver Screen

75 Years Of Indian Cinema: The Platinum Magic On The Silver Screen

Here is a year-wise selection of some of the finest Hindi films since 1947 that have left an indelible mark.

10 August 2022

Rimjhim Girey Saawan: How Monsoons Make A Splash In Indian Films

Unlike world cinema, where rains relay a perceptible fact, Indian cinema uses rain as a manifestation of inner truth and vivid emotions.

Filming 'Daman' On Marital Rape Was A Risk Worth Taking: Raveena Tandon   

Filming 'Daman' On Marital Rape Was A Risk Worth Taking: Raveena Tandon   

'Daman' by filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, was probably the first Hindi film to be made on the subject of marital rape. Actress Raveena Tandon speaks to Outlook about...

29 May 2022

Middle Cinema Of The 70s Bridged Commercial And Arthouse

Poised against extravagant masala films and sombre arthouse outings in the tumultuous 70s, Middle Cinema limned the lives of middle class men and women

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27 May 2022
‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

Many cinephiles and playwrights accepted the stereotypical and entrenched trope of the abalaippen­­—the helpless woman who has to be rescued by a man


27 May 2022
The Great Mollywood Kitchen: How OTTs Empower Regional Cinemas To Compete With Bollywood

The Great Mollywood Kitchen: How OTTs Empower Regional Cinemas To Compete With Bollywood

Malayalam cinema’s recent flowering has fortuitously coincided with the rise of OTT platforms, exposing new audiences to their cutting edge offerings


27 May 2022
Strength Of A Woman: Why South Indian Filmmakers Are Willing To Bet Big On Their Heroines

Strength Of A Woman: Why South Indian Filmmakers Are Willing To Bet Big On Their Heroines

The phenomenon of actresses successfully working both in commercial and women-centric movies is more common to the South than Bollywood


25 June 2022
Contrasting Ideas Of Nationalism In Indian Cinema In 50s

Contrasting Ideas Of Nationalism In Indian Cinema In 50s

The new Bollywood movies are single-minded in suggesting that military duty prevails over everything else, and signalling the rise of Hindu nationalism


27 May 2022
OTTs Are The New Mainstream, Here's How

OTTs Are The New Mainstream, Here's How

The pandemic hastened the OTT boom by several years, and offered hungry new talent from outside the establishment an opportunity to shine


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27 May 2022
Starved Of Fresh Content, Bollywood Is Desperately Looking For New Ideas

Starved Of Fresh Content, Bollywood Is Desperately Looking For New Ideas

Faced with stiff competition from the South Indian film industries, Hindi cinema is looking at an existential crisis


27 March 2022
Book Excerpt | Khanjar-e-Ishq: A Filmi Kahani

Book Excerpt | Khanjar-e-Ishq: A Filmi Kahani

A story of love and fetish, suffering and survival that unfolds across the scarred landscape of a bruised relationship.


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