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Road to Bollywood from Duliajan for Plabita Borthakur

Road to Bollywood from Duliajan for Plabita BorthakurLights , camera and action – Plabita Borthakur lived by these words as she grew up.  Duliajan girl Borthakur after making a debut with Aamir Khan starrer PK, where she played Anushka Sharma’s younger sister, has of late grabbed headlines for sharing screen with actors like Konkona Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak in the widely acclaimed film Lipstick Wale Sapney. “It was a great experience to get a chance to act in Lipstick Wale [...]

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Triggering Empathy with Virtual Reality Movies

Virtual reality (VR) in films is a pretty nascent phenomenon, but it’s already begun fascinating directors, writers and audiences. Earlier this year in May, the Cannes International Film Festival screened VR short films and featured presentations on the technology for the first time. In fact, throughout this year, VR movies — and panels and presentations on them — have been a part of several renowned international film festivals. VR films were also part of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film [...]

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OUR CULTURE & CENSORSHIP IN BOLLYWOOD MOVIES

OUR CULTURE & CENSORSHIP IN BOLLYWOOD MOVIESIndia chronically suffers from censorship controversies with films being subject to the mercy of the CBFC. A new ruling seeks to change the system to certification from censorship. Recently, the questions on censorship and ‘freedom of speech and expression’ have shaken the beliefs of the common man in the fundamental principle of India as a democracy. Varied instances in the past few months have resurrected this debate, with little effort to reform the [...]

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Indian film industry lose 2.7 dollar billion for piracy every year

Indian film industry lose $ 2.7 billion for  piracy every yearIndia’s film industry, said to be the largest globally with some 1,000 movies produced each year, earns around $2 billion from legitimate sources such as screening at theatres, home videos and TV rights. But with $2.7 billion, piracy earns 35 per cent more, and a way out has proved elusive. Red Chillies Entertainment, a production house promoted by actor Shah Rukh Khan, was a victim of film piracy with ‘Dilwale’ [...]

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Torrentz search engine said goodbye finally

Torrentz search engine  said goodbye finallyWeeks after search engine Kickass Torrents was shut down following the arrest of alleged founder Artem Vaulin in Poland, another major player Torrentz.eu shut its portals on Friday, a media report said. Torrentz.eu announced “farewell” to its millions of users after The Pirate Bay decided to cease its operation. Founded in 2003, Torrentz had millions of visitors per day the site grew out to become one of the most visited torrent sites. After more than 13 years [...]

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