CINEMA & TV

5 Popular Documentaries That Picture Life in Kashmir

5 Popular Documentaries That Picture Life in Kashmir

Amid barrage of daily videos depicting various aspects of the valley, Kashmir Observer has curated a list of five documentaries for you to understand different hues of life in the region

Set in Valley, Shot Elsewhere: Kashmir in Web Series

Set in Valley, Shot Elsewhere: Kashmir in Web Series

As over-the-top or OTT platform has emerged as a new source of entertainment for viewers around the world, Kashmir historically used by majority of Indian filmmakers to picture the so-called over-enthusiastic narrative stays the same stereotyping subject

Pain of Muslims, KPs is Braided: In Reply to Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Letter

Pain of Muslims, KPs is Braided: In Reply to Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Letter

We admired Shikara as a love story, not as a part of history. Because it shows only the half picture. Yet, we are happy for you that through Shikara you have been able to narrate the pain of our Pandit brethren. But it’s your Shikara. You choose who to take with you in it and who not

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra Responds to Arbeena & Asif

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra Responds to Arbeena & Asif

I chose to tell the story (Shikara) in a way that it could unite people. This was a conscious decision because I wanted this movie to initiate a dialogue which could lead to creating a conducive environment which is bereft of any hatred and allows people to have a conversation

‘This is Kashmir, The Place That Made Me Whatever I Am’   

‘This is Kashmir, The Place That Made Me Whatever I Am’  

Rishi Kapoor’s first reel success was the superhit Bollywood flick ‘Bobby’ shot in the enchanting Kashmir valley during early seventies. Since then he enjoyed his connection with the Himalayan region until he breathed his last recently

Maska: Labelling Dream As Delusion

Maska: Labelling Dream As Delusion

In spite of several flaws in the movie, it does contain some emotional and heart-warming scenes such as those showing the bond of local people with Cafè Rustom; their never-ending love for its delicious Bun Maska and Irani Chai

Special Ops: A Spy Thriller Lacking Thrill

Special Ops: A Spy Thriller Lacking Thrill

Indian cinema and the people associated with it need to act responsibly at this critical time. Here, the makers are again found guilty of stereotyping Muslims and satisfying the popular notions of their country

Shikara Movie Review: Heart-wrenching, Yet Aesthetic Propaganda

Shikara Movie Review: Heart-wrenching, Yet Aesthetic Propaganda

We want this movie to be watched by everyone and is a must watch for all. The moon of Kashmiri Pandits surely has blood clots on it but that of Kashmiri Muslims is drenched in blood. We by this don’t mean that their clots are less painful than others

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