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RAEES AND KAABIL: COMPARATIVE REFLECTIONS

Unexpectedly and unusually, both films (Rahul Dholakia’s Raees and Sanjay Gupta’s Kaabil have bucked the Bollywood trend , of Box-office bonanza becoming bust due to two big star films releasing simultaneously on same day (some exception like Lagaan and Gadar), writes filmoanalyst Sushil Kumar. Contrary claims concerning two films, conveying …

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Raees: Don donning Rohinbood robes

By flmonalyst Sushil Kumar Rahul Dholakia’s film Raees has a real déjà vu as well as a realistic feel and is out and out formula film, full of formulas formulated that would find favour and fetch fame and financial fortune at the ‘Box Office’. Its non linear story line has …

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Dangal: Great film for history and film schools

Aamir’s cine portrayal of Mahavir Phogat over two decades, with matching physical progression to boot, is indeed of world class category and will put him in a pantheon of cine gods who came down to depict such drama with distinction; it’s so good that it’s difficult to differentiate between the …

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Dangal: Great motivational film for rural youth

Mahavir’s exemplary courage to stand up absolutely alone in rural India and swim against the socio cultural current of Haryana countryside is commendable and particularly praiseworthy when perceived in all pervading power of khap panchyat’s dictatorial diktats on dress code ,conjugality ,commensality ,co-habitation and co-educational classes etc. Understandably, the film …

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Dangal: Aamir’s life defining realistic portrayal of a wrestler

Bollywood films are increasingly mirroring the impact of method acting school when actors undergo unbelievable body transformation (besides adoption of mannerisms and lingo of characters portrayed) to enable them to go under the skin of characters being portrayed on screen, writes Sushil Kumar, a senior IAS officer, who is also …

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Mayawati, Asaduddin and Muslim-Dalit equation in UP: The big debate

Every wise Muslim leader rightly believes that Dalits and Muslims are the natural allies as both these segments of Indian community are facing onslaught of the communal forces, analyses Prof Shamim Ahmad. As far as the area of social justice is concerned, only Muslims are denied this while Dalits have …

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DANGAL – REAL BATTLE FOR GIRL CHILD

FILM-O- TEXT AND CONTEXT: Cine-socio-psychologically speaking, since quite a while, Nitesh Tiwari’s film, namely, Dangal (wrestling contest) is straight from that famed stable called social realism cinema made famous by the likes of Vittorio De Sica (Bicycle Thief) and others, writes Sushil Kumar, a senior IAS officer, who is also …

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Debate: Who is to benefit from SP pari-war split?

The Pari-war has come to an end in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh after reports surfaced of SP party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav expelling his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and general secretary Ramgopal Yadav for six years. The development, which came after the group parked candidates against the official nominees, …

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