Bollywood

BOLLYWOOD: FROM STAGE TO SCREEN AND OTHER MEDIUMS

Monojit Lahiri explores the complexities, highlighting the nuanced distinctions and unique challenges actors face when moving between different mediums. The art of acting is ...

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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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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: EXPLORING UNSPOKEN DEPTHS

Director Mrunal Mestri discusses the evocative power of silence and visual storytelling ...

June 23 2024

MOVIES: JAMES LINGWOOD’S FILM

Discover the extraordinary journey of Father Joe Maier in 'A Light in the Slaughterhouse...

June 22 2024

POLITICS: DISTORTING HISTORY AND SPREADING HATE

Textbooks are increasingly misrepresenting with deletions and distortions altering histo...

June 21 2024