Bollywood

BOLLYWOOD: CHORI MERA KAAM OR CHOR-EO-GRAPHY

Monojit Lahiri investigates Bollywood’s skilled art of plagiarism down the decades without batting an eyelid and of course, no remorse either, especially if the film or ...

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BOLLYWOOD: FRANK & FEARLESS, GULZAR…UNCUT!

Monojit Lahiri recalls an amazing conversation with a dear, cherished and hugely respected friend of over 5 decades, Bollywood’s undisputed Poet Laureate, Gulzar. Gulza...

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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 Ray Chaudhuri, in the first of a series...

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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 to the Muse while secretly lusting for filthy luc...

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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 from the industry and public life. She would have ...

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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? Monojit Lahiri seeks the answer. I remem...

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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 and eighties. His 87th birth anniversary just went...

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MOVIES: THE ORIGINAL GLAM DIVAS OF BOLLYWOOD

Both of them made relatively quiet debuts in the early ‘70s, Zeenat in OP Ralhan’s Hulchul (1971), and  Parveen in BR Ishara’s Charitra (1973), but...

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BOLLYWOOD: THE GIANT CALLED RAHUL RAWAIL

The box office failure of Dacait was perhaps the single biggest reason for Rahul Rawail to never be the same filmmaker again. He tried coming back with Mast Kalander and Jeeva...

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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 dig deep into the wonders of cin...

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POLITICS: MISSING GIRLS AND HATE SPEECHES

After we are done celebrating mothers, daughters, women, take a moment to consider these...

May 19 2024

FESTIVALS: LQBTQ NARRATIVES IN REGIONAL CINEMA

Filmmakers from Karnataka, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat at KASHISH 2024. Jeo Baby,...

May 18 2024

FESTIVALS: STAR STUDDED OPENING CEREMONY OF KASHISH 2024

Kiran Rao, Sonali Kulkarni, Barun Sobti, Shweta Basu Prasad, Vopin Sharma, Lilette Dubey...

May 17 2024