In the end, according to this video, medicine won’t save you, the stock market won’t save you, and watching the disasters of modern life from the remove of TV news won’t save you. Because you will always be trapped with your weird brain, in good times and bad. It’s not exactly an uplifting message, but perhaps a cathartic one for anyone feeling alone with their anxiety. … [Read more...] about This music-video ode to apocalyptic anxiety will give you the catharsis you crave
Haqeeqat: 1964. Cinemas were milling with audience eager to watch a 184-minute long war film. Most had never been on a battlefront, most knew not the overtones of war, most never witnessed the devilry of a ricocheting gun. But fresh in their minds was the Sino-India war of 1962 and Chetan Anand’s film Haqeeqat was a fictional rendering of that woeful war. Starring Balraj Sahni, Dharmendra, Sanjay Khan and Priya Rajvansh, the film narrates the story of a small platoon of Indian soldiers positioned in the hilly terrains of Ladakh who wait for their devious enemies. Often rated as the best Hindi war film, Haqeeqat’s music still haunts us, specially Kar chale hum fida, a song written by Kaifi Azmi, composed by Madan Mohan and sung achingly by Mohammad Rafi. It has been 56 years, since the black/white film first screened, but the song continues as an ardent homage to the brave soldiers of the 1962 war. … [Read more...] about Lest we forget: Movies and music that keep the memories of 1962 India-China war heroes alive
Filmdom gathered its own dust when we weren’t looking; not for women from good homes, younger girls playing mothers to their former heroes, actors and actresses have to sleep around for roles... The audience applauded good performances, mouthed dialogues they liked verbatim, paid good money to see the movie in a theatre – but the scenes behind the scenes were of no interest to them, not in any real way. These were rumours they enjoyed repeating, knowing full well that these rumours were part of the entertainment business. … [Read more...] about Bollywood ready for retake?
That is a huge achievement for our film. I feel happy. At the end of the day, people watching our films are the hopeful, the clunky, the shy, the introverted and the confused 11-to-18-year-olds who have found such wonderful ways to get back with us through their art, music and poetry. This is exactly the kind of response Abhay and I were anticipating. … [Read more...] about ‘What Are the Odds?’ director Megha Ramaswamy on letting kids be kids
ByteDance, the parent company of short-video platform TikTok, may lose $6 billion after India banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, citing threats to national security. China's ByteDance owns three of the apps - TikTok, Helo and Vigo Video - on the list of 59 banned apps released by the Centre on June 29. … [Read more...] about Days after government banned TikTok, Instagram begins testing Reels in India