Bollywood has a penchant of showcasing the media. A recap of the notable films showcasing reporters, editors and the media:
Tere Bin (2010):
Ali Zafar plays a reporter who gets a scoop in the form of an Osama bin Laden lookalike.
Amitabh Bachchan enacts the role of a TV channel owner who forgoes ethics for an unverified scoop.
Mission Istaanbul (2008):
The film showcases a TV channel that becomes famous for its links to the Taliban.
Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008):
Soha Ali Khan plays a TV reporter whose fiance dies in a bomb blast, and her channel exploits his story to increase their ratings.
Mithun Chakraborty plays a newspaper editor who makes it his mission to cut an industrialist down to size.
Page 3 (2007):
Konkona Sen Sharma stars as the Page 3 writer who discovers that behind the glitz lurks a child-abuse scandal.
Kabul Express (2006):
John Abraham and Arshad Warsi play TV reporters trying to make a documentary on Afghanistan.
Anil Kapoor plays a TV talk show host who gets challenged by the Chief Minister to run the state.
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991):
Aamir Khan chases an heiress who has run away from her home for an exclusive story.
New Delhi Times (1986):
The film stars Shashi Kapoor as a crime reporter trying to uncover a murky scandal.
Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985):
Mithun Chakraborty plays a magazine reporter who marries a rich girl and gets mysteriously promoted to editor.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983):
Naseeruddin Shah and Sudhir Mishra play two photojournalists tasked with documenting a high-level scandal.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2010.
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