Articles by Aparna Pednekar
Apr 05, 2018
Salman Khan, the 'simpleton': How the superstar has milked his 'real life' personality on screenSalman Khan was never considered the smartest cookie in the tin, but the 51-year-old actor has chanelled the simpleton with a heart of gold trope into a string of gargantuan hits
Feb 24, 2018
Aapla Manus to Gulabjaam: How Marathi cinema widened its appeal with stories from cities, hinterlandFor a film industry considered to be obsessed with the heartland, Marathi cinema has explored new avenues with its stories set in the urban milieu.
Feb 15, 2018
There's something about Sidharth Malhotra: With off-track lead role in Aiyaary, will the understated actor finally get his due?In an industry where actors behave like rowdy cousins at a family wedding off-screen, Sidharth Malhotra comes off as a regular guy at just another regular job: unerringly professional.
Jan 30, 2018
Oscars 2018: Why Meryl Streep, Frances McDormand are deserving frontrunners for the Best Actress awardFrances McDormand and Meryl Streep: a look at the two versatile thespians who have essayed a range of unlikely heroines over the last five decades.
Dec 30, 2017
Debutant directors, with fresh, engaging stories, master-minded 2017's most successful filmsArmed with fresh, engaging stories, clear vision and a phantom-esque less-talk-more-work aesthetic, debutant directors have pulled strings and master-minded 2017’s most daring and successful films.
Dec 04, 2017
Shefali Shah on being part of Neeraj Ghaywan’s short film Juice and her artistic inclinationsTwo years after Dil Dhadakne Do, Shefali Shah is back as the protagonist of Neeraj Ghaywan’s short film, Juice. In an interview, she talks about the film and her acting career.
Nov 19, 2017
Tumhari Sulu is a throwback to the feel-good family films of yore: A look back at their eraTumhari Sulu is a wonderful reminder of the films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and Sai Paranjpe
Sep 23, 2017
Padmavati, and the signature sumptuous aesthetic of Sanjay Leela BhansaliFrom Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam to Bajirao Mastani and now Padmavati, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has crafted visual extravaganzas on screen that bear his individualistic stamp
Sep 17, 2017
Daddy may have missed the bus, but these Mumbai films do a fine job of capturing the city on screenWhile Mumbai has played second fiddle to Delhi and small towns across the vast Northern belt over the past decade, it’s hardly a silver screen ingénue.
Jul 17, 2017
Akshaye Khanna's reticence has kept him on Hindi cinema's fringes, but he's back with MOMOld school reticence might keep Akshaye Khanna on the fringes of Hindi cinema’s marquee, but the Mom actor is adept at pulling punches