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Salty and Spicy

Film historian Dhruv Somani marvels at Gulzar’s women-centric flavored Namkeen (1982).

THERE CAN NEVER BE ANOTHER… SUCHITRA SEN!

Matchless! Timeless! Deathless! On her 91st Birthday, Monojit Lahiri pays homage to Bengal’s gone but never forgotten, l...

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Banned it

Film historian Dhruv Somani recalls 11 controversial films, which ran into trouble with the Indian film censors.

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“Who says only Bollywood songs are gold?!” – Gulzar

As Bollywood’s undisputed Poet Laureate moves from strength to strength, Monojit Lahiri recalls some amazing conversatio...

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Starring Leela Mishra & Kanhaiyalal

Aparajita Krishna talks to eminent members of the film industry and Indian theater to explore how Leela Mishra and Kanhaiyalal...

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All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they remain the same when it comes to the portrayal of women...

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A Few Bad Men (and Women): The Journey of the Villain in Hindi Cinema

National Award-winning Balaji Vittal speaks to Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri on his new book, Pure Evil: The Bad Men of Bollywood

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The biography of Sanjeev Kumar

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri talks to Sumant Batra, who has co-written Sanjeev Kumar’s biography, An Actor’s Actor, with...

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After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top stars quit and then reboot their careers.

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Hello Jyoti Kapoor!

Aparajita Krishna takes a tour with Jyoti Kapoor, the young film-writer (story, screenplay, dialogue) who carries in her petit...

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