Cinema with a Purpose


In common perception Indian cinema is synonymous with the Hindi film industry, known all over the world as Bollywood. There is, however, a vibrant film culture in several regional languages of India that accounts for 70 per cent of all films in India. They not only provide entertainment but also cover a wide spectrum of local and global issues. Conversing with eminent practitioners of regional cinema, such as Amol Palekar, Buddhadev Dasgupta, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Sumitra Bhave, Goutam Ghose - among many others - as well as film academics and critics, the film presents how regional cinema has relentlessly highlighted social complexities, presented thought provoking stories, and given voice to the voiceless. In the process, it has also developed a distinctive style and a huge fan following.

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FFI denies Rahul Rawail’s charges; says there was no wrongdoing

The Film Federation of India (FFI) has denied the accusations made by filmmaker Rahul Rawail and said there was no transgression in the process of selection of film for the Oscars. It also said that Rawail, who quit the jury in a fit of fury, should have alerted senior officials before going publ

Rahul Rawail calls Amol Palekar 'Manipulative', resigns from ‘Oscar’ jury

All is not between director Rahul Rawail and newly appointed jury chairperson Amol Palekar. Rahul walked out of the Oscar jury member due to differences with Amol Palekar. He called him ‘manipulative’. Rahul Rawail, was part of the 17-member jury that collectively selected ‘Court’ as India's offi