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Payal Kapadia’s ‘All We Imagine as Light’ Scripts History

In a historic moment for Indian cinema, Payal Kapadia’s film “All We Imagine as Light” clinches the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Film Festival. This triumph marks a significant milestone, as it becomes the first Indian film in three decades to compete in the festival’s main competition. The movie narrates the compelling story of…

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Veins of Theatrical Blood

In cinema, blood often flows freely, but rarely is it the real deal. Theatrical blood, stage blood, or fake blood—whatever you choose to call it—is an essential element in bringing the visceral moments of the screen to life. From the infamous shower scene in “Psycho” to the chilling corridors of “The Shining,” the crimson fluid…

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Aisa Yeh Jahaan: Pioneering Sustainability in Bollywood’s Green Revolution

In the bustling landscape of Bollywood, where glamour often overshadows environmental concerns, director Biswajeet Bora’s 2015 Hindi feature film, “Aisa Yeh Jahaan,” emerged as a groundbreaking initiative that transcended the silver screen. Not merely a cinematic exploration of urban detachment from nature, the film set a new standard by becoming India’s inaugural carbon-neutral full-length feature….

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Film Review Bombing: When Online Criticism Goes Too Far

The internet has given individuals a powerful platform to express their opinions and critique just about anything. While this freedom of expression has many positive aspects, it has also brought about some negative consequences, one of which is the practice of film review bombing. This article explores the phenomenon of film review bombing, its impact…

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4DX is a 4D film presentation system developed by CJ 4DPlex, a subsidiary of South Korean cinema chain CJ CGV.

Immersive Cinematic Thrills: 4DX Film Experience in India

In recent years, the Indian film industry has witnessed a revolution in the way movies are experienced. Gone are the days when viewers would simply sit back, popcorn in hand, and watch a film unfold on the big screen. Today, the Indian audience is increasingly seeking an immersive and multisensory cinematic experience, and one of…

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IFFK Controversy Grows as More Directors Question Selection Procedures

In turn of events, the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) has come under scrutiny after Malayalam film director Christon Joseph, whose film “Menu” was submitted for consideration, raised concerns regarding the selection process for the Malayalam Cinema Today category of the 28th edition of the festival. In a lengthy Facebook post, Joseph began by…

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YISFF 2023: Calling All Student Filmmakers for an International Showcase!

In an exciting development for young filmmakers, Yuva Media and Entertainment, Chennai, is thrilled to announce the launch of the 1st Yuva International Short Film Festival (YISFF). This prestigious film festival is geared towards students in colleges and universities worldwide and is scheduled to take place on November 5, 2023, at “The Edouard Michelin Auditorium…

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Shiju Balagopalan on 28th IFFK

Director’s Accusations Shine Light on IFFK Selection Practices

Shiju Balagopalan, an independent Malayalam film director, has voiced concerns regarding the selection process of the 28th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on his Facebook profile. Balagopalan, the director of the Malayalam film “Eran” (The Man Who Always Obeys), recently submitted his film to the festival and expressed dissatisfaction with how it was handled….

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Resonating Voices: The Rise of Independent Cinema in the South Indian Film Industry

The South Indian film industry has long been renowned for its vibrant and diverse cinematic offerings. While mainstream cinema has been the primary focus, the emergence of independent cinema has added a new dimension to the industry. Independent cinema in South India is experiencing a surge in popularity, bringing fresh storytelling and unique perspectives to…

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The query was “Write a short story on social inclusion“ Once upon a time, there was a small village nestled in the hills. The people in this village were kind and friendly, but they also had a tendency to exclude anyone who didn’t fit in with their idea of what was “normal.” This meant that…

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