Requiem for film

Print edition : January 10, 2014

A Bollywood film reel being examined at New Empire Cinema in Mumbai on April 18, 2011. Photo: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Prasad Colour Lab in Chennai. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger in "In the Heat of the Night". Digital technology in cinema can at last undo the inequity which darker skin tones were subjected to in the medium of celluloid film. Photo: dc safsdg dg

Salim Kumar and Zarina Wahab in "Adaminte Makan Abu", which was shot fully in digital. Madhu Ambat won the National Award for Best Cinematography in 2011 for this film. Photo: df gsdfgg

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