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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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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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FILM FESTIVALS MAKE SMALL FILMS BIG – UH-HUH!

Monojit Lahiri investigates the true meaning of these words often used in context to the Bollywood film industry: Mota Bol! Se...

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TOPS GLOBALLY. FLOPS LOCALLY.

Monojit Lahiri explores why films, which receive acclaim at International film festivals are unable to convert their critical ...

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UGETSU MONOGATARI: THE MIZOGUCHI TREASURE

The cinema of Kenji Mizoguchi glides in and out of people’s lives with fluid grace and exquisite tact, writes Sharad Raj...

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The Forgotten One

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the curious case of Marc Zuber, who had featured in Bollywood and international films. Read More

OSCARS & INDIA – S – L – A – P!!

Not Will Smith and Chris Rock, but Oscars and our film industry, over years! Can the thappads ever turn to chum...

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Crime Drama, Women and Claude Chabrol!

Writes Vandana Kumar, “No one takes you away from one-dimensional morality while trying to fathom his women charact...

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Geetanjali Kulkarni: 25 years an Actor

Aparajita Krishna views actor Geetanjali Kulkarni’s life and career through the prism of her cutting-edge work in theatr...

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