Published On: Sun, May 29th, 2016

Bollywood’s Bold And The Brave

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Sunny Leone’s One Night Stand is about what how women deal with one night stands; this is not the first time that B’town is making a movie on a bold topic 

PAKEEZAH

Bollywood’s bold & the brave

The movie which starred Meena Kumari showed the world of sex workers & their lives & how their children too are unable to break away from the poisonous circle of becoming courtesans and prostitutes; indeed a very bold topic to make a movie on in 1972. He has to forgive me someday: ARIJIT SINGH on row with SALMAN KHAN (Exclusive Interview)

MATRUBHOOMI: A NATION WITHOUT WOMEN

Bollywood’s bold & the brave

Female foeticide, gender inequality, daughters sold off as young brides…these are India’s social reality; the film predicts how some villages in India will have more men than women thanks to a skewed attitudes . Mika Singh: I know the channel is upset, but it wasn’t intentional

FIRE

Bollywood’s bold & the brave

Banned in India for dealing with homosexuality, this movie made by Deepa Mehta became a runaway hit worldwide for focussing on the desires of women in Indian society & how their husbands chose celibacy & mistresses over their wives. Anurag Kashyap rubbishes ‘Udta Punjab’ ban reports

ACHHUT KANYA

Bollywood’s bold & the brave

For a film made in 1936 the love story between a Dalit girl & a Brahmin boy was revolutionary; starring Ashok Kumar & Devika Rani, the film was a superhit. Man loses wife as stake in IPL gambling

MOTHER INDIA

Bollywood’s bold & the brave

The Mehboob Khan directed film was India’s first entry to the Oscars; it is also remembered as a film that showed a mother willing to sacrifice her son in the name of justice; Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar & Raaj Kumar were the lead actors. Why Aishwarya Rai needs a bravery award for acting in Sarbjit

Astha Alang

 

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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