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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: REALISM OF THE MATERIALISTIC WORLDVIEW

Sharad Raj explores the evolution of realism in Indian cinema, its many forms and structures, and the deviations in its style ...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: A POETIC DOCUMENTARY

This week it is O.P. Srivastava's tryst with temporality as he remembers Mani Kaul's documentary film, a masterpiece, Siddhesh...

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MOVIES: HERE’S WHAT RANJAN DAS RECOMMENDS

From Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Kinatay & the Filipino Underbelly, to Justine Triet, Kieslowski and an American-Iranian, check...

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MOVIES: LOOK WHAT RANJAN DAS RECOMMENDS

From Agnes Varda’s The Beaches of Agnes to Suzhou River, Reversal of Fortune, In Bed With Victoria and Zero Fucks Given, check out all th...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: THOSE FREEZE SHOTS OF TARUN MAJUMDAR

Satyabrata Ghosh explores the genesis and evolution of the freeze shot used by auteurs of cinema to capture a lasting impact o...

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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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MOVIES: CINEMATIC GEMS OF INDIAN ART HOUSE FILMS

In the vast landscape of Indian cinema, a realm beyond the glitz of mainstream Bollywood exists - one where storytelling transcends mere entert...

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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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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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