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
Here is a year-wise selection of some of the finest Hindi films since 1947 that have left an indelible mark.
Unlike world cinema, where rains relay a perceptible fact, Indian cinema uses rain as a manifestation of inner truth and vivid emotions.
'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...
Poised against extravagant masala films and sombre arthouse outings in the tumultuous 70s, Middle Cinema limned the lives of middle class men and women
Many cinephiles and playwrights accepted the stereotypical and entrenched trope of the abalaippen—the helpless woman who has to be rescued by a man
Malayalam cinema’s recent flowering has fortuitously coincided with the rise of OTT platforms, exposing new audiences to their cutting edge offerings
The phenomenon of actresses successfully working both in commercial and women-centric movies is more common to the South than Bollywood
The new Bollywood movies are single-minded in suggesting that military duty prevails over everything else, and signalling the rise of Hindu nationalism
The pandemic hastened the OTT boom by several years, and offered hungry new talent from outside the establishment an opportunity to shine
Faced with stiff competition from the South Indian film industries, Hindi cinema is looking at an existential crisis
A story of love and fetish, suffering and survival that unfolds across the scarred landscape of a bruised relationship.