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BOLLYWOOD: SUCHITRA SEN, BENGAL’S QUEEN OF HEARTS

Monojit Lahiri remembers actress Suchitra Sen, the charismatic superstar who ruled the screen for 25 years, before vanishing f...

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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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POWERFUL PEOPLE: THE POET IMPRESSIONIST

On the occasion of the 58th Jnanpith Award for Gulzar saab, Humra Quraishi revisits her friendship with him an...

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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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SEEN ROMANTIC LOVE IN B-TOWN, ANY ONE?

It has been said that the history of cinema is also a history of exciting, adventurous and celebrated love affairs. Dead right. And for excelle...

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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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A CHAPTER ON KUMAR SHAHANI’S KASBA

Kumar Shahani’s aesthetic sensibilities were shaped while assisting Robert Bresson on Une Femme Douce (A Gentle Woman, 1969). Additionall...

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DIAL A SHRINK SAY THE GIRLS

Animal is not only a retaliation to the women’s demand for equal rights, it is the callousness of testosterone driven marketers who don&r...

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FROM TOM CRUISE TO AKSHAY KUMAR: HERE’S WHAT THEY DID BEFORE BECOMING STARS

Did you know Marlon Brando worked as a watchman and Sylvester Stallone in a beauty parlour? Monojit Lahiri invites you to have...

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JAYA BHADURI: SIGNATURE-SUPERSTARDOM REVISITED

“Jaya Bhaduri’s diminutive physical frame had cast a large image across the screens of India”, writes Aparajita Krish...

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