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BOLLYWOOD: IN DEFENCE OF MAINSTREAM, MASALA MOVIES

Monojit Lahiri attempts a non-judgmental take on ‘Brand Bollywood’. He asks, “Professing undying allegiance ...

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BOLLYWOOD: DO OUR FILM AWARDS GUARANTEE REWARDS?

Indian film awards don’t bestow any real commercial legitimacy or credentials for the recipients in terms of a brighter future? M...

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BOLLYWOOD: REMEMBERING MR CHARMER SHASHI KAPOOR

Monojit Lahiri figures out the several reasons behind Shashi Kapoors’ subsequent success across the sixties, seventies a...

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KALEIDOSCOPE: THE MUSICAL MAVERICK BY ASHIS GHATAK

Vinta Nanda talks to Ashis Ranjan Ghatak, biographer of ‘The Musical Maverick: The Authored Biography of Shankar Mahadev...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: TAPAN SINHA’S EK DOCTOR KI MAUT

Tapan Sinha’s Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990) shows how scientific research and innovation is not given its due in India, and how professional j...

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MOVIES: THE ORIGINAL GLAM DIVAS OF BOLLYWOOD

Both of them made relatively quiet debuts in the early ‘70s, Zeenat in OP Ralhan’s Hulchul (1971), and  Parveen in BR Ish...

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TRENDING: HUMME TUMSE PYAAR KITNA

Monojit Lahiri checks out the real drama behind this momentous day called Valentine’s Day and checks out all the hullaba...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT HARMONISING CREATIVITY

Working with Dhruv Ghanekar on the background score for my film White Noise (2005), produced by Mozez Singh and Sevy Ali, was a powerful experi...

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BOLLYWOOD: THE GIANT CALLED RAHUL RAWAIL

The box office failure of Dacait was perhaps the single biggest reason for Rahul Rawail to never be the same filmmaker again. He tried coming b...

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BOLLYWOOD: THE ENIGMATIC CINEMA OF THE 1980s

It’s easy that calling the 1980s the worst decade for films and music might be a conveniently casual remark for those who do not want to ...

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