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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: ALL ABOUT REMAKES AND SEQUELS

As Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan and Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 are set to release, with both films evoking titles of films made earlier, Shantanu...

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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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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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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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FESTIVALS: LIVE THE LIFE ABUNDANT “ONE GREEN PLANET”

There was a time when I would jokingly respond to the standard question by the host replying, ”No. I am a strict non-vegetarian&rdqu...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: THE FAALTUGIRI TOUR

Janhavi Samant, a force to be reckoned with, hails from the vibrant streets of Dadar, also known as the cradle of India’s cinematic herit...

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BUSINESS: THE MANUFACTURED KISS

It’s Sohaila Kapur today, in conversation with Neha Vyaso, an Intimacy Director in Bollywood. “She’s the fir...

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BOLLYWOOD: REMEMBERING MR CHARMER SHASHI KAPOOR

Monojit Lahiri figures out the several reasons behind Shashi Kapoors’ subsequent success across the sixties, seventies a...

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ALTERNATIVE CINEMA: THE CINEMA OF SOUND & CUT

"The Zone of Interest" and the cinema of sound and the cut is what Sharad Raj explores as he shares his personal experience wh...

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