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'Serious Men': Sudhir Mishra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui on their new film

New Delhi, Sept. 27 -- Between Sudhir Mishra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, there's been plenty of memorable Mumbai-centric cinema made. The director has given us the searing Dharavi and the underrated gang... Read More


S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946-2020): Ten tracks to remember the singer

New Delhi, Sept. 25 -- S.P. Balasubrahmanyam died this afternoon at MGM Healthcare in Chennai. He was 74. The playback singer had tested positive for the coronavirus in August and had been in hospital... Read More


Nurse Ratched before 'Ratched': Revisiting 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'

New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- Our first glimpse of Nurse Ratched comes less than a minute into One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Milos Forman's classic 1975 adaptation of Ken Kesey's equally celebrated 1962 n... Read More


Seeing brown, singing gori: Hindi film music's colour problem

New Delhi, Sept. 20 -- By the afternoon of 7 September, Khaali Peeli was in trouble. The film's first music video had just dropped, a dance number called Beyonce Sharma Jaayegi, composed by Vishal-She... Read More


As the Oscars sets new rules, where is the inclusion debate for Indian cinema?

New Delhi, Sept. 15 -- On 8 September, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that hands out the Oscars, announced a new set of diversity rules. These were part of their Academy Ape... Read More


25 YEARS OF 'RANGEELA'

New Delhi, Sept. 11 -- Rangeela came at us in waves. First Rangeela Re landed on TV and everyone went crazy about Urmila Matondkar. Then, as song after wondrous song released, everyone was talking abo... Read More


'Bebaak' review: Shazia Iqbal's film takes aim at religious orthodoxy

New Delhi, Sept. 8 -- Bebaak opens with a quote by Alejandro Jodorowsky: "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness". I braced myself for the hallucinatory mumbo-jumbo that usually comes from fa... Read More


25 years, 25 reasons to love 'Rangeela'

New Delhi, Sept. 5 -- Rangeela came at us in waves. First Rangeela Re landed on TV and everyone went crazy about Urmila Matondkar. Then, as song after wondrous song released, everyone was talking abou... Read More


IPL 2020: Why is everyone still talking about Ashwin's Mankading?

New Delhi, Sept. 2 -- On 25 March last year, a couple of days into the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab spinner and captain Ravichandran Ashwin created a furore. He dismissed Rajastha... Read More


'Sadak 2' review: Hit the road, Jack, and don't come back

New Delhi, Aug. 29 -- Nine minutes into Sadak 2 comes a scene that's disconcerting on multiple levels. Ravi (Sanjay Dutt), the troubled taxi driver from Sadak (1991), is now grey and desperately unhap... Read More