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By keeping title as ‘Secret Superstar’, the director Advait Chandan may have deliberately desired to allude to drama connected to the central celluloid character and content of the film; yet by indirect implication, the title ends up encapsulating enormous metaphorical meaning about a current socio- psycho-cultural phenomenon of hopes and …

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Jamia student Khan’s debut Aziyat is without dialogues

Umar Khan is studying Mass Communication at Jamia Millia Islamia’s prestigious MCRC. Associated with theatre for the last 6 years as an actor, Umar has made his first film Aziyat on YouTube. “Right now I am studying in MA Mass Communication semester 3 at AJK MCRC Jamia Millia Islamia. I …

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FILM-O-CONTEXT: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Bareilly ki Barfi (BKB) is a typical formula film, which through indirect allusions to aspirations of Millennials caught in archetype small satellite town of India, has managed to create immediate identification BY filmonalyst Sushil Kumar. The film depicts assertion of the main protagonist Bitti (played by …

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मम्मीः हॉलीवुड की एक और मसाला फिल्म

अगर टॉम क्रूज की नई फिल्म देखें तो कह सकते हैं कि सच में ग्लोबलाइजेशन का असर चीजों के साथ साथ विभिन्न देशों की फिल्मों के चरित्र चित्रण, चिंतन, चैतन्यावस्था पर भी पड़ा है. इस फिल्म में पूरब की प्राचीन सभ्यता, खासकर मिस्र का मूल मंत्र यानी पुनर्जन्म के सूत्र …

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Why Kattappa killed Bahubali? Okhla boys’ video grabs eyeballs

A short comedy video by Okhla boys are grabbing eyeballs on the virtual world. Talking about the videos parked in YouTube channel, Najeeb Qadri said: “We are Okhla boys and we made a short comedy video.” What is special about these boys is that they all are civil engineers working …

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TV journalism students come to Okhla for making film on biryani

Many Mass Communication TV journalists landed in Okhla to make a film on types of biryani in the locality that has emerged as hotspot for such delicacies. “We are making film on types of biryani in Delhi and Okhla being the most popular place we landed here,” said Md Asim, …

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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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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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Celebration of 80 years of Munshi Premchand’s novel Godaan

To celebrate 80 years of legendary writer Munshi Premchand’s novel Godaan, Jamia Millia Islamia is organising screening of a film based on the novel on Wednesday, August 10. Film Godaan is an adaptation of the novel with screen play and direction by noted writer, poet, lyricist and director Gulzar and …

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