Screen (magazine)

This article is about the Indian film magazine. For the British scholarly journal, see Screen (journal).
Categories Entertainment
Frequency Weekly
Year founded 1951
Company The Indian Express
Based in Mumbai
Language English

Screen is a leading weekly film magazine, published in India.[1] Established in 1951, it is owned by The Indian Express publishing group.[2] The content focuses on India's Hindi film industry, a.k.a. Bollywood, located mainly in Mumbai. It also has an e-magazine version.


Screen was first published on 26 September 1951[3] with Manorama Katju as its managing editor. She was succeeded in 1959 by S.S. Pillai who died in office in 1977. The magazines was started by the Indian Express newspaper group.[3]

B. K. Karanjia who was previously editor of Filmfare, stayed Screen editor for 10 years.[4][5] Udaya Tara Nayar, rose the ranks within Screen Magazine and became the editor between 1988-1996 and 1998-2000. Veteran film journalist, Bhawana Somaaya was the editor of the magazine (2000-2007). In 2007 she was replaced by Ex- Society Magazine and HT Style/Saturday editor Priyanka Sinha Jha who remains the editor till date.[6]

Screen Awards

Main article: Screen Awards

Screen organizes and sponsors the Screen Awards for movies in Hindi cinema, established in 1995. It also sponsors Screen Gold Medal for excellence in direction at the Film and Television Institute, established in 1967.

See also

Star Screen Awards


  1. The Rough Guide to India. Rough Guides. 2003. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-84353-089-3. Retrieved 19 August 2013. Film fanzines and gossip mags are very popular (Screen and Filmfare are the best)
  2. "Showbiz: Bollywood Gossip,Reviews on Upcoming Movies". Indian Express. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. 1 2 Anandam P. Kavoori; Aswin Punathambekar (1 August 2008). Global Bollywood. NYU Press. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-8147-2944-1. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. "Film scribe B K Karanjia passes away". The Times of India. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  5. V. Gangadhar (29 January 2006). "Writing for pleasure". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  6. "Bhawana Somaaya joins Swastik Pictures". Mint. 21 February 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2013.

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