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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MAINSTREAM VS. ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES

A comprehensive understanding of mainstream and alternative movements enrich discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of each. Sh...

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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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THOUGHT FACTORY: THE NSD AGENDA – SOUL–STRIP…OR DRAMABAZI?

Monojit Lahiri does an interview-based close-up of the contentious issue of training and investigates if it helped actors brea...

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TRENDING: MEET THE CAST AND CREW OF FARIDA

Meet the cast and the crew of the new play FARIDA, directed and written by Nadira Zaheer Babbar for Ekjute Theatre Group. It opens at Prithvi T...

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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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ACHIEVING CULT STATUS: MASSEY SAHIB

O.P. Srivastav brings Raghubir Yadav and Arundhati Roy's celebrated debut Massey Sahib, a 1985 Hindi drama, adaptation of Joyc...

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REMEMBERING THE UNFORGETTABLE SMITA PATIL

Manojit Lahiri pays tribute to Shyam Benegal’s smoldering discovery, the only Asian cine-star who had the honor of a Ret...

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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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ARDH SATYA: TRAPPED IN A LABYRINTH OF DECEPTION

O.P. Srivastava travels back in time to reflect on Govind Nihalani’s Ardh Satya (Half Truth) written by Vijay Tendulkar,...

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