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Radha-Krishna Controversy

Radha-Krishna Controversy GPD WE cannot tell a good film from a bad one. The subcontinental cinema is either consumerism at its vulgar worst or simple boredom produced by some of our more pompous film-makers. It is therefore near impossible to tell a good film if you saw one The scene is rather bleak. Amitabh Bachchan provided the most daring and glorious escapades from this blind alley of stunted growth which our films have become. But then that is an old story. He has also given up the (celluloid) revolutionary path for a parliamentary one. One always knew how deep-seated was this nco-revisionist fascination for Parliament! What we did not bargain for was that the parliamentary path would deprive us of the one remaining point of interest in films. Come eighty-five and it is time to write the obit of the Indian/subcontinental cinema! Or so it seemed at a superficial view. It was easy to ignore our film-makers who thought that after the 'Prabhat' and the 'New Theatres' proto-history of Indian cinema, they were the ones about to begin the history of Indian cinema. It is no longer that easy, however, when cinema becomes political the way it has become, for example, in Bangladesh.

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