Participants at Radioactive tickled the judges’ funny bone with their witty and humorous voice-overs for the muted movie clippings shown. As the event proceeded, the movie plots flipped and morphed into hilarious and unrecognisable parodies of themselves.
In one of India’s most cut-throat film industries, Nag Ashwin, an alumnus of Manipal’s School of Communication, has successfully managed to carve out a niche for himself. With two resoundingly successful films under his belt, the Telugu writer-director sat down with us to talk about his journey as a filmmaker and what the future of this industry holds.
Films have always been a powerful medium of expression, with its reach that often being used to promote political agendas and ideals. The Triumph of the Will was the first propaganda film of its magnitude, with imagery particularly designed to increase the clout of the Nazi empire—despite the party being in shambles at the time, The Triumph of the Will presented the Nazis in a position of extreme might and power.
Aishwarya Shetty decided to veer off the beaten path when she became a teacher after completing her engineering degree. An MIT alumnus, she taught in an orthodox Muslim neighbourhood as a Teach For India Fellow. In an interview with The Post, she shared her thoughts on her experience as a teacher and some of the issues plaguing the Indian education sector.
Since the release of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has come a long way, replacing poisoned apples with guitars and Prince Charming with self-sufficiency. Modern day Disney is moving towards being more inclusive of cultures and gender identities with the release of every new movie. It’s a whole new world, indeed.
Jam-packed with movie references, meaningful yet light anecdotes, and Telugu one-liners- Padma Shree awardee Mr SS Rajamouli’s hour long question and answer session with the audience was nothing short of an inspirational film in itself.
India is a country of many stories. Some thrive in the everyday life of the housewife, as a bead of sweat trickles down her face when she’s stirring the curry with her right hand and holding the baby in her left. Some lie stifled in