Bollywood films about the media

A recap of the notable Bollywood films showcasing reporters, editors and the media.

Express August 12, 2010

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.

Rann (2010):

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.

Guru (2007):

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.

Nayak (2001):

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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