Cinema and Society

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Sold for a song

November 7th, 1995|

This article was originally published in Dawn, Tuesday Review, November 7-13, 1995, with the highlight that “This is the third of a five-article series on the subcontinent’s cinematic culture. The fourth article on the study of some directors follows next.” Other three articles in the series were ‘The rise and fall of cult heroes’, ‘The […]

The importance of being Eve

October 31st, 1995|

This article was originally published in Dawn, Tuesday Review, October 31 – November 6, 1995, with the highlight that “This is the second of a five-article series on the subcontinent’s cinematic culture. The third article on the function of film songs follows next.” Other three articles in the series were ‘The rise and fall of […]

The rise and fall of cult heroes

October 24th, 1995|

This article was originally published in Dawn, Tuesday Review, October 24-30, 1995. It was the first in a series that was introduced with the headline, “Celebrating the 100 years of cinema, Tuesday Review starts a five-part series beginning with this article on the cinematic heroes of the subcontinent.” Other articles in the series were ‘The […]

The chocolate-cream hero legend

May 20th, 1993|

This artice was originally published in The Star, May 20, 1993. Since then, I have slightly modified the classification of Waheed’s roles and, most importantly, I do not see his work as having anything to do with escapism. For these developments, see my book Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times (2015).

I am also removing […]