Bollywood

The Glad and the Sad

Even as COVID-19 spikes on, the film soundtracks of yesteryear offer some solace and relief. Khalid Mohamed writes on the vast treasure of songs of love and sorrow by Kishore ...

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Pivotal, Not Seminal: Indian Matchmaking

Since its release a couple of weeks back, Indian Matchmaking, has raced to the top of the charts for Netflix in India, writes Dr Sandeep Goyal. And, it has hit No. 10 in the ...

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Sudden Impact: In Conversation with Harsh Chhaya

Khalid Mohamed interviews Harsh Chhaya, whose performance as a despotic Papaji in the series Undekhi, is as laceratingly real as it gets. Foxy eyes, an unerasable smug grin, ...

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When words are just not enough….

I write this with a heavy heart, says Rujuta Vaidya as she remembers her time-spent learning dance choreography from the unparalleled to date, Saroj Khan, her Masterji. As my...

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Applause: In conversation with Saiyami Kher

Khalid Mohamed in a frankspeak with Saiyami Kher, who has made a huge impact with her performance as a housemaker-cum-bank employee in the Netflix film Choked. At this very m...

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Wow Effect! Discovering major acting talents

Khalid Mohamed sights four terrific actors on the gamut of original films and web series, streaming currently Eyesapoppin’! Glued ever since the lockdown and its curren...

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Lost treasure of the legendary R.D. Burman

Khalid Mohamed calls for the retrieval of the missing songs of R.D.Burman, which Asha Bhosle confirms must be “languishing on spools somewhere.” At least fifty so...

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Farewell Basu Da

Amit Khanna talks about Basu Chatterjee on the day Indian Cinema has lost him. He recalls how Basu Da was known for having mirrored Indian middle classes like none other. Bas...

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HOT SHOT - Bani J

Khalid Mohamed quizzes Bani J, the young woman on the go who’s made a wow impact as a bisexual woman in love in Season 2 of the  web series Four More Shots Please! ...

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Minority Report

Khalid Mohamed writes on the ceaseless ghettoization of Muslim characters in B-town’s mainstream movies, and now web series. The zoom, cut or pan to the Eid moon in the...

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Hollywood Heartbeat

Was it puppy love or a magnificent obsession? Khalid Mohamed writes of his dream women o...

September 24 2020

Avoidable: The 'ageism' bias

With all that is being written in the media these days about ageism, I should not (actua...

September 23 2020

Rewinding: Ustad Zakir Hussain

“I had interviewed Ustad Zakir Hussain, years ago in 1992; and he told me what mad...

September 22 2020