4. INDIAN CINEMA
Ganashatru, released in 1990 was a fairly obscure adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play
“Enemy of the People”. Adapted to an Indian setting, it featured the ever-reliable
actor Soumitra Chatterjee as a doctor who finds his popularity waning after
discovering a health problem from a temple’s holy water.
The film itself fared moderately but is regarded important, owing it being one of
the last works of which icon?
The film briefly entered consciousness in 2017 owing to another film supposedly
having plagiarized its poster despite not having much in common with the
former. Which film was this, which cleverly utilized the hand leitmotif to indicate
the context surrounding its premise?
8. Moratoriums in the entertainment business refer to the practice of suspending the
sales of Blu-Rays and DVDs of certain films after a certain period of time, often to
preserve their characteristics if required for later re-releases.
The most notorious of these was studied by Jim Korkis, a historian who has
devoted his career to study the entity that owns it. Claiming that the entity in
question does so to “keep the magic alive for future generations”, he titled his
findings ‘The _____ of ____’ (5,4), a punny and homophonic reference to its
physical connotations and its origins. FITB.
Ultimately, the entity has recently made the decision to end the usage of its
moratorium owing to what competitive reason?
12. Featuring a rising star at the time, PepsiCo aired a web series in 2012 which had
4 episodes. It portrayed the protagonist playing an elderly man, going by an alias
“Andrew” schooling teenagers at what he was good at. Because of his elite ball-
handling skills and dribbling prowess, fans corrupted a part of his alias and gave
him what nickname?
Which player is this, who ultimately ended up starring in a feature alongside
greats including Reggie Miller, Shaq and Nate Robinson?
15. Bande a Part (Band of Brothers), directed by the legendary Jean
Luc-Goddard in 1964 remains one of the French New Wave’s
crowning films. Featuring an oddball love-triangle among a
group of robbers, the film is noted for producing scenes that
brought modernist influences to the fore.
The following scene from the film, however stood out to X, who
not only used the movie’s title to feature in his production
company but also brought it to prominence roughly three
decades later. What did the scene inspire? ID X.
19. Released as a part of the Streets of London Pack, the X and Y Conspiracy was a two-part
DLC that allowed players of a specific game to delve into an alternate universe to help
X and Y protect their works against exploitation.
In Our Mutual Friend, the player is expected to ferry and protect a friend of X’s , John
Harmon who while en route to meet his estranged fiancé as a means for obtaining a
large inheritance decides to fake his own death and delivers the sad news to her with
an alias ‘John Rokesmith’.
And in Y’s Orchard, the player is expected to aid Y in recovering a prized Orchid which
he’d requested from the island of Madagascar before it fell into the hands of his rivals.
Which game? ID X and Y.
23. The Tower of Babel was a series of paintings by
Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The paintings depict the
construction of the namesake, which according to
the Book of Genesis in the Bible was built by a
unified, monolingual humanity as a mark of their
achievement and to prevent them from
What influential work, regarded as one of Science
Fiction’s earliest offerings did this structure
24. Architecture au Claire de Lune is a Rene Magritte
work with little associated literature but its
representation in a 1998 satirical offering is
Which film’s ending scene did it supposedly
inspire, following the protagonist as he leaves
his life from his simulated reality?
27. Bowling for X is a documentary by film maker Michael Moore famous for his political
commentaries such as Fahrenheit 9/11. It asks the tough questions of what went
wrong and how America ended up experiencing one of the biggest incidents of gun
violence in Colorado two decades ago.
The documentary is most notable for it's interview of Y who was made a scapegoat
by the media and right wing politicians for the attack. Y is a famous shock rock
artist, deriving his persona by juxtaposing the names of two cultural icons from the
60s, and is known for having a cult following and is considered widely to be
controversial due to his on stage theatrics and stage persona. ID X and Y.
The opening scene from Series 3, episode 5 of the hit TV show Peaky
Blinders. It depicts Brummie mob boss Tommy Shelby (Cillian
Murphy) sliding in and out of consciousness. Released in 2016, this
scene is a tribute by the showmakers to a prolific personality who
came in the news earlier that year. ID the personality.
34. In 2010, moviegoers were strangely left with a dissatisfaction from a game changing
"I wasn't depressed myself. In fact the movie made me happy . But I can understand why
it made people depressed. The movie was so beautiful and it showed something we
don't have here on Earth. I think people saw we could be living in a completely different
world and that caused them to be depressed.”
1000s of such posts were found all over the internet and the phenomenon was given a
two word term alluding to the characters in the movie and the general feeling of sadness
and desperation, which aptly fit in with the scheme of the movie.
ID the term and the movie.
37. X is a manga series that has been featured in weekly shonen jump since the late 80s,
written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. Said series has been adapted into 8
different parts to date, with each part's protagonist having the same alliterative
nickname, which is also part of the title X. Furthermore, the characters in this series
are named after various bands including Wham!, ACDC and Pink Floyd. Though
drawn realistically, the characters are coloured in a surrealistic manner, with the
colour scheme changing in nearly every scene. X?