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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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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: TALE OF AN UNBELIEVABLE FILM

The film failed to receive the expected response from the audience at the time of release. But slowly audiences and critics began to appreciate...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MUSIC OF THOUGHT AND IMAGINATION

It is Kumar Shahani's Khayal Gatha (The Saga of Khayal), a 1989 Indian experimental film written and directed by Kumar Shahani, that O....

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ART HOUSE: THINKING ABOUT JAANE BHI DO YAARO

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (Just Let It Go, Friends) is a 1983 black comedy directed by Kundan Shah and produced by the NFDC. It is a satire on bureauc...

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THE BEST MALE ACTORS OF 2023: DEEPAK QAZIR

An actor having worked in the current year is insignificant when selecting the best among them, because cinematic appreciation transcends time, writes Deepak Qazir....

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DILIP KUMAR AT 101

Physically Dilip Kumar lived for 99 years (11th December 1922 to 7th July 2021). But like a loved and revered ancestor he...

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RAJ KAPOOR AND MY SON

Raj Kapoor’s 99th birth anniversary was on the 14th December. Kamlesh Pandey recalls the influence...

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BOLLYWOOD TIK-TALK: MAMATA BANERJEE IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Bollywood stars grace the inaugural ceremony stage at the Kolkata International Film Festival, Alia Bhatt tells Rajkummar Rao she’s spent...

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OM DAR-B-DAR: MOVING PIECES OF BROKEN GLASS

During the lockdown period, I made a documentary titled What’s Your Story. The idea was to figure out the factors that motivate a filmmak...

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