Articles by Film Impressions
Jan 04, 2012
Goodbye superhero, hello real guy: The best actors of 2011No shortage of six packs but the men of Bollywood men got a little more real in 2011. Film Impressions picks the best of 2011.
Dec 26, 2011
Best Actresses of 2011: The Year of the Bad GirlIf this were the 80s, many of the women in this list would have been slapped into submission. Fortunately,the ‘bad girls’ lit up the silver screen this year, and we look at some of the top actresses from 2011.
Dec 24, 2011
The lost thumris of PakeezahKamal Amrohi weaves in some brilliant thumri and ghazal melodies as some kind of intricate ambient sound, riffs that waft in from neighbouring kothas.
Dec 13, 2011
I never prayed again after Smita's death: Remembering Smita Patil 25 years laterSmita Patil's death was a huge loss to films but it also shattered one Bombay schoolgirl's world. On the 25th anniversary of Smita's death today, Deepa Deosthalee remembers how their lives had briefly touched.
Dec 09, 2011
S*x, M*rality and Cens*rship about to hit the 50 markSunil Shanbag's play is a delectable juxtaposition of contemporary concerns with a rather shameful chapter in Indian theatre history.
Nov 19, 2011
The eternal oomph of Helen: A Canadian drag queen's fan letterShe's not a great actress, not even a great dancer. But Helen is a real star. That's why a Canadian drag queen is shimmying into that amazing 'baithe hain kya' costume.
Nov 18, 2011
Centrestage Festival: A week of theatre at the NCPAHope the festival, with its awkward mix of art and commerce, delivers another round of exemplary theatre through its 15 premiering plays starting today.
Oct 17, 2011
MAMI: The good, the bad and the plain annoyingThe MAMI film festival has gotten bigger but it's hard to say it's gotten better. But good cinema addicts sweated out all the logistical problems to try and find some movie gems.
Oct 12, 2011
The Ten Best of the MAMI FestAs another edition of Mumbai's premiere film festival gets underway on 13 October , here's a pick of 10 must-watch films.
Sep 19, 2011
Satyadev Dubey: The enfant terrible of Indian TheatreShanta Gokhale's new book on Satyadev Dubey brings together essays, interviews and reviews by playwrights and theatre critics, and a selection from Dubey's own articles. The book will be launched in Mumbai in October.