articles by Archita Kashyap

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In Thar, Anil Kapoor re-invents himself as a wounded police officer, proving his versatility over time 

Netflix's Thar brings back Anil Kapoor back to relevance, a man who has mastered re-invention in the fluid world of acting.

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With teen dramas and thrillers, Netflix is likely to become staple viewing for the young worldwide 

For Netflix which has been dealing with challenging growth figures in India, might have found its formula to sustain interest by turning its focus on teenage and growing up tales,

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Tokyo Vice sheds spotlight on the surge of Japan’s stories across Indian streaming 

Preceding the Korean phenomenon, the recent Japan films and TV shows offer an intriguing side to the lesser-known aspects of the nation

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From The First Lady, Gaslit to Anatomy of a Scandal, women in US politics are stepping out of their shadows

These stories, from Julia Roberts-starrer Gaslit on Lionsgate Play to The First Lady on Voot Select, have ensured that the political wife will not be viewed as a doormat.

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Ten years of Alia Bhatt: Decoding the steady success of one of India's most bankable stars

Alia Bhatt's decade-long successes are testimony to a change in what people watch, enjoy, and how stories have evolved in cinema.

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Oscars 2022: By nominating Belfast, Licorice Pizza, West Side Story, Academy recognises the power of growing up tales in 2022

The Academy has kept rooted, simpler storytelling alive by nominating smaller films, some that have won at film festivals and might even be called alternate cinema.

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Oscars 2022: Will Licorice Pizza get Paul Thomas Anderson the long-evasive Best Director honour?

Despite his films scoring 25 nominations, and his actors winning multiple times, Paul Thomas Anderson has never won an Oscar for Best Director. Will Licorice Pizza change that at Oscars 2022?

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How shows like The Fame Game, and films like Tribhanga, Shakuntala Devi are finally embracing the idea of flawed motherhood

A common theme in the West, the idea of flawed motherhood and the mother's guilt had been pushed under the carpet by Hindi cinema for the longest time because it is uncomfortable to address.

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Oscars 2021: How coming-of-age films and dramedies dominate Best Picture category in a pandemic-struck year

Coming-of-age films like CODA, Belfast, and Licorice Pizza have struck a chord with the young audience and made it to the Best Picture category at Oscars, otherwise reserved for more 'serious cinema.'

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Oscars 2022: Tracing the genius of Hans Zimmer, that runs through 12 nominations and a singular win

Hans Zimmer, who has received 12 Oscar nominations for Best Score, including for Christopher Nolan films like The Dark Knight and Dunkirk, chose Dune over the filmmaker's Tenet, scoring his 12th nomination in the process.

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Inside Lata Mangeshkar's little known mastery over regional music

In 1950s and '60s, music flowed freely, without barriers of commercial priority or generalised conservatism. Bhupen Hazarika and Lata Mangeshkar became friends, sharing a common passion for music and poetry.

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Lata Mangeshkar’s battle for royalty and famous tiffs reflect her strength and self-belief

Always a defender of singers’ rights, Lata Mangeshkar criticised the mushrooming of reality shows across Indian television, pointing out that these 15 minutes of fame dilute the dedication that defines a singer

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How dysfunctional marriage was a recurrent theme on screen in 2021, from Haseen Dillruba to Decoupled

The trend of evolving marriage stories has created a revision of the safest, most used, and most overdone formula of Hindi cinema — one that has sustained the myth of a perfect marriage.

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How drug abuse emerged as common central theme of shows in 2021, from Aranyak to Mare of Easttown

As their impact grows across the spectrum, stories that highlight the growing menace of prescription drug abuse will inspire more interesting content in the years to come.

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In Boomika, the continuing misrepresentation of special abilities in Indian cinema

The ghost in Boomika is told to have autism but her involuntary movements, exaggerated facial expressions, repetitive tick of the head, and floppy body posture resemble those that have cerebral palsy, also a group of nervous disorders.

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Chehre movie review: Heavy on conversations, light on story

Chehre aims to cock a snook at the present-day fast-paced chasing of ambitions, money, and success but becomes too preachy at times

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Casting directors gaining credibility over talent management agencies makes filmmaking a more transparent process

The role of casting directors has drastically enhanced from suppliers or coordinators to integral stakeholders of the filmmaking process.

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What the NFDC mega merger could mean for the future of Indian cinema and entertainment

"With NFDC becoming an integrated body, resources can be used better. It will also focus on developing content for OTT and on making films and explore better ways to achieve its goals," said Rahul Rawail.

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Delhi Crime writer-director Richie Mehta on what it took to put together the International Emmy winning show

For Richie Mehta, writing and researching Delhi Crime is a four-year-long labour of love and research of the blood curdling 2012 gang rape and murder investigation.

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Delhi Crime stars Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang on Netflix show's International Emmy, and reuniting for Season 2

"I couldn’t stop screaming when we won. I didn't hear my family congratulate me because I just couldn't stop screaming," says Shefali Shah.