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Patriotic cinema for the new-age Indian

DNMUM441216 | 8/15/2019 | Author : Dhaval Mehta | WC :859

Of late, movies on deshbhakti have entailed stories of unsung heroes, socially-relevant topics and true incidents

Wars (Lakshya, 2004), historical dramas (Lagaan, 2001) and biopics of freedom fighters (Legend of Bhagat Singh, 2002) are go-to formulas when it comes to telling tales of patriotism. But in the new-age cinema, the narrative has changed to be more about the common people, with socially-relevant topics, lesser-known tales, true incidents and issues or communities that are largely ignored.

Unsung heroes
Vicky Kaushal’s clarion call, ‘How’s the josh?’ made the fervour high with Uri: The Surgical Strike, which was about the Indian Army’s operation to avenge the Uri attacks by Pakistani terrorists in 2016. While that episode is still fresh in people’s minds and widely known, the year also had Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari that told the
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‘I hope someday business of films will be talked about in terms of female actors’
DNMUM441414 | 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Chaya Unnikrishnan | WC :1128

Dressed in a long kurta with a flared palazzo in
magenta and long mane flowing, Vidya Balan looks radiant as we meet for a tête-à-tête. She is receiving rave
reviews for her outing as the project director of the Mars
Orbiter Mission in h
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Hrithik invited to speak at the prestigious Oxford Union
DNMUM441415 | 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Chaya Unnikrishnan | WC :238

Riding high on the success of his latest release Super 30, Hrithik Roshan has now been invited by the Oxford Union, which is the historically-acclaimed student society at the prestigious Oxford University. The union has extended the coveted invitatio
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From social to personal
DNMUM441416 | 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Dhaval Roy | WC :769

Casteism, corruption, communalism and
political commentary have always
been raging topics for
independent artistes to
create music on. While they have given a voice to the marginalised sections,
musicians seem to be
waking up
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Young, urban and soulful
DNMUM441417 | 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Dhaval Roy | WC :467

Tanishk Bagchi is known as the prince of remakes in
Bollywood. Now, in the non-film space, he is making a debut with an original track, Khudse Zyada.
Releasing on August 21, the single also features Zara Khan — of Arjun Kapoor’s Aurangzeb (20
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