India-Forums

   

Mainstream Hindi cinema has regressed: Pakistani film critic

Kolkata, Jan 10 The quality of mainstream Hindi cinema has deteriorated over the years, feels eminent Pakistani film critic Mira Hashmi.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 6:10:10 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
 0 Comments | 297 Views | Copyright: IANS

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) The quality of mainstream Hindi cinema has deteriorated over the years, feels eminent Pakistani film critic Mira Hashmi.

"I don't think much has changed. In fact, if you look at just the broad mainstream Hindi cinema, it has regressed. And it has regressed to all sorts of low new levels," Hashmi said at the fourth Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival here Thursday.

Participating in a panel discussion on "Transgressions: Essaying the new in Indian cinema", Hashmi said she finds the concept of item numbers "very disturbing".

"Just the idea - it is called an item number! What is the 'item' that we are talking about? It is the women. In so many of these item numbers, the cinematography is just mind-boggling because a lot of the time the camera will chop the head off and all you'll see is the body.

"So you have kind of separated the mind and face from it. I find that very disturbing," he said.

Snubbing the idea that films based on women as protagonists do not make money, she suggested more such movies should be made.

"I think it is nonsense that films based on women as protagonists do not make money. Look at 'Kahaani', which was one of the most profitable films. Give women a break. Let us have some stories based on women," said Hashmi.


User Rating Rating(0 Votes)
Share this News on your Social Network.

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.
Dear Readers,
  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Bollywood, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.

  • Page 1 of 1

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index