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Interview: SS Karthikeya (Rajamouli’s son, Line Producer of ‘RRR’), on how they did the Oscar campaign

March 26, 2023

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Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Bheed’, based on pandemic-migration, is a solid addition to his series of social cinema

March 25, 2023

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Spoilers ahead… Though Rajkummar Rao plays the nominal protagonist and gets a small character-growth arc, this is a film that belongs to everyone, the ‘bheed’. Anubhav Sinha’s latest attempt at movie-making / conscience-pricking / dialogue-initiating is titled Bheed, and it gets going 13 days after the first pandemic-lockdown, when more migrants began walking back to […]

Interview: MM Keeravani (RRR, Oscar-winner)

March 25, 2023

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Interview: Nani (Dasara)

March 22, 2023

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Interview: Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh, Regina Cassandra, Arjun Radhakrishnan (Rocket Boys 2)

March 15, 2023

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Interview: Siddharth Anand (Pathaan)

March 8, 2023

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Luv Ranjan’s ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar’, with Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, is overlong and under-plotted

March 8, 2023

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Spoilers ahead… The leads share zero chemistry, and Ranbir looks strangely lost in this zone. But – for the record books – Luv Ranjan attempts something stylistically interesting. Remember the Will Smith character in Hitch, the one who helped helpless men woo women? Ranbir Kapoor’s character in Luv Ranjan’s Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar – he’s […]

Readers Write In #559: BLOG AWARDS, 2022

March 7, 2023

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By Aman Basha Calling it an attempt to provoke 2022 was a good year for film per me.Sure there are those who are worried about the dip in success rates for theatrical releases, the seeming audience disinterest in genres and such, but to them I have only one retort and it starts with a K, […]

Interview: Karan Anshuman, Rana Daggubati, Suparn Varma, Sunder Aaron (Rana Naidu)

March 3, 2023

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Interview: Avinash Tiwary

February 28, 2023

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Rahat Mahajan’s ‘Meghdoot – The Cloud Messenger’ is a beautifully imagined tale of a love that transcends time

February 27, 2023

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Spoilers ahead… The actors don’t give performances in the way actors usually do. They enact a series of still lifes, while the “acting” is left to the Theyyam, Kudiyattam and Kathakali dancers. The simplest way to describe Rahat Mahajan’s Meghdoot (The Cloud Messenger) is as a timeless love story, and the film’s biggest achievement is […]

Readers Write In #554: Sunny Deol, the man of our times

February 23, 2023

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By Kartik Iyer “With seminal classics like Taxi Driver, it’s easy to just think of a world where they always existed and were always destined to exist. But that’s not how a hot potato screenplay like Taxi Driver gets produced by a major Hollywood studio. The truth is if you revere Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (like I do), then you […]

Interview: Smriti Mundhra (The Romantics)

February 22, 2023

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Readers Write In #551: GVM Crossword

February 18, 2023

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By Krishna (aka Caesium) If the wiki article is to be believed, GVM’s 50th birthday is next week. Using that as a chance to have some fun, here is a crossword puzzle created with his movies.  1. Answers are words in GVM movie titles (or parts of it). Thanks to his naming style, there’s plenty to […]

Readers Write In #548: Not defending a movie tradesman about testosterone, but defending

February 15, 2023

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By Kartik Iyer Anupama Chopra sat down with actors for a discussion. She brought up a comment shared with her by a tradesman: testosterone filled movies will work in the future. Unsurprisingly, Ayushman Khurrana was first to call it out as a ‘patriarchal’ statement. Fellow actors followed in tandem with Vidya Balan rounding up the […]

Hansal Mehta’s ‘Faraaz’ works better as a document of a tragedy than as a debate about the modern Muslim

February 8, 2023

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Spoilers ahead… By showing both sides as fully developed individuals, the line between them is already drawn before the attack. Thus, the points made aren’t particularly new or enlightening. Hansal Mehta follows Shahid and Omerta with another real-life story about the politics of being Muslim – though this time, the interrogation is structured around an […]

Lights, Camera, Analysis: Anurag Kashyap (Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat)

February 7, 2023

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Interview: Raj & DK, Vijay Sethupathi, Shahid Kapoor, Raashi Khanna (Farzi)

February 6, 2023

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Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat’ is a love story that turns the conventional love story on its head

February 5, 2023

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Spoilers ahead… The film does not connect the dots for us. It just gives us a ton of loosely floating dots, and asks us to make patterns from them.  Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat feels like a heart-on-sleeve Imtiaz Ali film seen through Anurag Kashyap’s cynical eyes. Alaya F and Karan Mehta play two characters […]

Farewell, K Viswanath

February 3, 2023

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A thread for memories and his movies…