Movies

The Singing, Forgetful Detective

Hoichoi’s first offering of the New Year is a Ritwick Chakraborty show all the way, writes Shantanu Ray Choudhuri Move over Feluda and Byomkesh. There’s a new &ls...

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The Unpretentious Star

She was the underdog of her time. Yes, Reena Roy was one of the top actresses who let her work talk rather than her other activities, writes Dhruv Somani. She was born as Sa...

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Shifting Paradigms: Malayalam Cinema

Malayalam Cinema has evolved through time, writes Sulochana Ram Mohan. To use a cliché change has been the only constant in Malayalam cinema. In the first decade of th...

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A look at Janani's Juliet

Pankaj Rishi Kumar’s documentary film was India’s official entry to the Academy Awards. It tackles socio-political realities through the relationship between the E...

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Sardar Udham: The Shadow Man

Satyabrata Ghosh explains why the film Sardar Udham should be watched to fathom what undying love for one’s own country truly embodies. Chronicling the emergence of lea...

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The Three Khans and the emergence of new India

Kaveree Bamzai’s book with fascinating long shots and close-ups is unique for several reasons, writes Monojit Lahiri. For one, she is both passionate and knowledgeable a...

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The magical language of Gulzar

Juhi Saklani looks at the way filmmaker, poet, lyricist and writer Gulzar creates language and immortalizes his words by making them unforgettable in the minds of his fans. "...

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The Mystery of the Missing Earri

Juhi Saklani looks back at Hindi films to trace the role of the jhumka, gale ka haar and paayals in storytelling, which convey various things to the audiences. Search for my ...

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An anthem and counter-anthems: Pyaasa

This was written during the years, to be precise 2017, when playing the national anthem before movies was mandatory in halls, writes Juhi Saklani An auditorium, about three q...

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Hello, says the killer: Mukhosh

This serial cop-killer flick does not quite cut it either as a thriller or as a statement on crime and punishment, writes Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri The serial killer film as a...

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Great men leave everlasting memories

As Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary nears, Humra Quraishi recalls conversations ...

January 22 2022

From refugee camps to stardom

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with the feisty actor, Shaylee Krishnen, who spent her ch...

January 21 2022

Hey Guys, give brand LOVE a chance!

Catalyst, hidden persuader or gentle, deceptive brand statement, LOVE, Monojit Lahiri in...

January 20 2022