Piracy is a 3-headed monster. Head One is the perpetrator of the crime, the duplicator. Head Two is the fence, or video parlour dealing in stolen goods. And Head Three is the consumer -- all of us. The last category is what worries me most. There is supreme indifference to the plight of this industry because … Continue reading Pirates cater to demand, but finally kill supply
“The End”. For Telugu films the end freeze was “Subham”. Which signified anything but ‘Finis’; more an auspicious beginning. Probably why Hyderabad’s love affair with films never ends. The silver screen often had a black screen facing it; the zanana section. Even the most conservative had to visit the cinemas. Theatres were named ‘Picture House’ … Continue reading Cinema and Hyderabad: From the 60’s to the present
Uncommon housefly. Every once in a while comes a film that doesn’t just stun and awe, but redefines the rules. Shiva did it for the super strong hero. Eega does it for the physically weak hero. The film is a virtuoso display of the strength of concept. It’s like a breathtaking body-building show for the … Continue reading Eega: We can fly, and how!