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Jan 26, 2017
Kaabil's blindness: The real problem with Hrithik Roshan's revenge sagaThe saddest part about Kaabil is that the film replicates, and arguably deepens, the same skewed dynamics that are visible in so many Bollywood depictions of blindness, where women are rendered utterly helpless, while male hero figures are celebrated
Jan 25, 2017
Shah Rukh's Raees, Hrithik's Kaabil mark a return to the 'full paisa-vasool' entertainers of the 1980sShah Rukh Khan's Raees and Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil follow in the same tradition as Aamir Khan's Ghajini and Salman Khan's Dabangg, Wanted: a throwback to the Hindi cinema of the 1980s, and all its tropes
Jan 23, 2017
Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil act shows Hindi cinema is exploring new professions for charactersHrithik Roshan plays a dubbing artiste in Kaabil. Alia Bhatt played a cinematographer in Dear Zindagi. Hindi films are throwing up new careers for characters to pursue, on screen.
Dec 14, 2016
With OK Jaanu, Shaad Ali is remaking another Mani Ratnam film: Is OK Kanmani the best choice?For his fifth film OK Jaanu, Shaad Ali has returned to a formula that has worked for him in the past — remaking his mentor Mani Ratnam's Tamil movies into Hindi. But is this OK Kanmani remake the best bet for Shaad to cement his status as an auteur?
Dec 11, 2016
Look back in anger: Rage as a theme has all but disappeared from mainstream Hindi cinemaSurprisingly, rage as an emotion seems to have all but disappeared from Hindi cinema. At a time when anger in society is so high, what explains its absence from Bollywood's offerings?
Dec 06, 2016
Dear Zindagi and the call to end mandatory maata-pitaa worship: Bravo, Kaira and Gauri ShindeIf the notoriously snail-like, risk-averse Hindi film industry can evolve to a point where it has stuck its neck out in our parent-adoring society to produce a Dear Zindagi, it is time to initiate a widespread public conversation about troubling questions relating to parenthood
Oct 08, 2016
From Teesri Manzil to Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Nasir Husain's cinema is celebrated in a new bookThe cinema of Nasir Husain — who was the creative force behind such evergreen classics as Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Teesri Manzil, Dil Deke Dekho, Caravan and more — has been chronicled in a new book by award-winning writer Akshay Manwani
Sep 04, 2016
Whither the villain? The 'bad men' of Bollywood could well be a disappearing breedAs the Bollywod villain is increasingly becoming a dying breed, one wonders if there are social factors making portrayals of wickedness outmoded.
Aug 31, 2016
Dil Chahta Hai may have a sequel: Why we care about Farhan Akhtar's debut filmA sequel to Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai may just be in the works. Why do we care so much?
Aug 28, 2016
No country for funny women: Comediennes vanishing from our films isn't a laughing matterUnlike their male counterparts, comediennes in popular Hindi cinema are a rarity.