Tony's Feed
Jan 1, 2010
via India Masala

Spoof cinema of Malegaon


Shaikh Nasir is one of several makers of low-budget, spoof movies set in the industrial town of Malegaon, around 300 km from Mumbai, and a world apart from the glitzy sets, big-name stars and lavish productions of Bollywood.

For 10 years, Nasir has made films with local actors and almost no equipment, often on a budget of a little more than $1,000. Many are parodies of Bollywood hits. His latest though is a parody of Hollywood’s Superman.

Dec 19, 2009
Dec 3, 2009
Dec 3, 2009
Dec 3, 2009
Dec 2, 2009
Dec 2, 2009

India revives century-old movie “magic lantern”

PANAJI, India (Reuters) – Long before the lights, cameras and the action came to Bollywood, a family armed with a “magic lantern” breathed life into stories from Hindu mythology to audiences across India.

Nearly 120 years later, the same device — essentially a projector with colorful hand-painted glass slides — is enthralling modern cinema lovers at the annual International Film Festival of India, which is being held in Goa.

Dec 2, 2009
    • About Tony

      "Tony Tharakan is Editor, India Online and looks after the Reuters India website, managing the desk's 24/7 operations in New Delhi. He has been with Reuters since September 2006 and has previously worked with The Times of India and Press Trust of India. He holds post-graduate degrees in journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and in English from Hindu College, Delhi University."
      Joined Reuters:
      September 2006
    • More from Tony

    • Contact Tony

    • Follow Tony