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All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they remain the same when it comes to the portrayal of women...

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A Few Bad Men (and Women): The Journey of the Villain in Hindi Cinema

National Award-winning Balaji Vittal speaks to Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri on his new book, Pure Evil: The Bad Men of Bollywood

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The biography of Sanjeev Kumar

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri talks to Sumant Batra, who has co-written Sanjeev Kumar’s biography, An Actor’s Actor, with...

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Hrid Majhare: The Bard’s Official ‘Debut’ in Bengali Cinema

In the series on landmark Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Ranjan Ghosh’s adaptation of Shakespe...

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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 Ju...

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Her Bollywood

Anubha Yadav’s book Scripting Bollywood: Candid Conversations with Women Who Write Hindi Cinema, lights up a neglected space in film...

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Posters Forever!

Khalid Mohamed, tracks the spiralling demand for nostalgia-exuding vintage Bollywood posters a...

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CLASSIC HEIST: Six Films That Define the Genre

For a generation weaned on the high-tech-and-gizmo-aided heist of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean Eleven or Dom Cobb’s equally SFX-aided ...

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Oh, the suspense!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, fondly remembers the whodunit, Gumnaam, produced by N.N. Sippy and directed by Raja Nawathe, whic...

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Solace in Solitude

Khalid Mohamed expresses his gratitude for the abiding presence of the therapeutic voice of Lata Mangeshkar during the anxiety...

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