In India, tobacco is an incredible money-making business. Pan Masala is an Indian smokeless tobacco product that is both addictive and carcinogenic. The government, anti-tobacco crusaders, and civil society are increasingly scrutinizing both the smoking and smokeless groups of the industry. To get around the legislation and health-conscious detractors, both groups have turned to subtle and deceitful methods of surrogate advertising.
The Cannes Film Festival geared up for a bumper 75th anniversary edition with a selection of big Hollywood names, buzzy newcomers and previous Palme d’Or winners from May 17– a splashy return even as the conflict in Ukraine looms over festivities.
A Hindi film adaptation of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s short story, “Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro”, is in the works. Ananth Narayan will direct the film, titled “The Storyteller”.
The trailer of the much-anticipated film “Paap Punno”, directed by Gias Uddin Selim, was released recently, showcasing the beautiful chemistry between Siam Ahmed and debutant Shahnaz Sumi, alongside a mysterious role portrayed by Chanchal Chowdhury. Fazlur Rahman Babu plays a police officer in the film.
The representation of women on screen has taken a turn with the emergence of OTT platforms. Not only are actresses portraying women in challenging professions, but even directors have taken a leap when it comes to storytelling that goes far beyond socially accepted gender standards.