Screen (magazine)

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Screen was a weekly film magazine, published in India.[1] Established in 1951, it was owned by The Indian Express Group. The magazine was acquired by Star India in 2015 and subsequently closed down.[2]

Year founded1951
Final issue2015
CompanyIndian Express Limited
Based inMumbai

The magazine's content focused on India's Hindi film industry, a.k.a. Bollywood, located mainly in Mumbai. It also had 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 magazine was started by The Indian Express 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.[6]

Screen awardsEdit

Screen organized and sponsored the Screen Awards for movies in Hindi cinema, established in 1995. It also sponsored Screen Gold Medal for excellence in direction at the Film and Television Institute of India, established in 1967. Star group continues to sponsor annual 'Star Screen' Awards.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Abram, David; Rough Guides (2003). "Basics: The Media". The Rough Guide to India (Fifth ed.). London; New York: Rough Guides. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-84353-089-3. Retrieved 28 July 2019. Film fanzines and gossip mags are very popular (Screen and Filmfare are the best)
  2. ^ (staff) (10 March 2015). "Star acquires 'Screen', The Indian Express Group's film magazine". India Today. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b 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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