articles by Archita Kashyap

Entertainment

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.

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Vijay Varma on starring in ensembles Mirzapur 2, A Suitable Boy: 'I enjoy watching several good actors in the same story'

From Gully Boy to A Suitable Boy, Vijay Varma talks about why he enjoys ensembles, and how streaming has reduced the "sheer frenzy and pornography of numbers" in showbiz.

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Mirzapur makers defend the women characters and their agency; 'They've only evolved in Season 2'

The Mirzapur women's evolution proves that a show cannot ignore the part that females play in shaping a criminally-driven, power-crazed world, even if it lives and grows in fiction.

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Masaba Masaba to Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare, the rise of Indian content championing female gaze and talent

As women pick, choose, fund and deliver original content across genres in Indian streaming content, women technicians — primarily directors and writers — have also started to make their mark with films and shows that champion women characters and the female gaze.

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Why Bollywood's music companies and singers, lyricists, composers are at loggerheads

Who owns a song, a lyric or a tune? How much should the creator make? These issues remain unresolved in the Hindi film music industry.

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Saroj Khan brought dance to every household through her reality TV stints and dance tutorial show Nachle Ve

That Saroj Khan impacted lives beyond those of stars is evident through the respect she got from contestants on dance reality shows

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Bulbbul, Axone, Kadakh, Chintu Ka Birthday: Tracing the popularity of content-driven films on OTT platforms

Freedom from pressures of box office release and mainstream limitations has drawn smart filmmaking and writing talent to generate content for OTT first.

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Abhishek Banerjee on playing Hathoda Tyagi in Paatal Lok, and why he loves collaborating with Clean Slate Filmz

Abhishek Banerjee has cast for previous Clean Slate Filmz productions NH10 and Phillauri, and co-written the script of Pari, before acting in Paatal Lok.

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Major Indian films premiering on OTT platforms during Coronavirus outbreak could mean a paradigm shift for the movie business

Perhaps these summer releases on OTT platforms will provide an overview on the way forward for entertainment during Covid-19.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: With shows moved up in the calendar, OTT platforms are milking the most of lockdown

The lockdown in place because of the coronavirus outbreak has given a fillip to the OTT industry across the globe.

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Irrfan Khan passes away: Rare gems of the celebrated actor that should not be missed, from Qissa to Tokyo Trial

Irrfan Khan was the most secure actor I had come across. Which is why he never put on airs and always spoke from the heart, both on and off record.

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Netflix's She and Guilty, Taapsee Pannu's Thappad turn the spotlight on what women want to watch

The female viewpoint on a woman’s story plays out differently when women helm a project. But it shouldn’t be the domain of a woman writer/ director alone.

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Tiger Shroff has found success as an action hero because of the clarity of his approach to stardom

But Tiger Shroff’s growth within a changing Hindi film industry makes for interesting analysis.

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Saif Ali Khan is his own kind of superstar: How the intelligent, humourous actor is congruent with Bollywood of today

Saif is currently enjoying a resurrection of sorts (that started with Sacred Games), 27 years since he first made a film debut in Aashiq Aawara

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Scarlett Johansson joins the elite club of double Oscar nominations in single year for Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit

Scarlett Johansson may not won an Oscar on the night she has been nominated twice but the achievement gains significance ahead of her solo release Black Widow.

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Why Kangana Ranaut's curiously timed rants against fellow Bollywood stars are getting tiresome

Kangana’s voice and stance on various issues stood out as unique and inspiring. Not anymore.

India

Citizenship Amendment Act imposes a homeland for Hindus on a culturally diverse region and Assam's youth will have none of it

Assam is burning. And students from across the state are leading protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. So are the youths across North East India. For nearly a week, they have taken on rubber bullets, lathi charges and also police firing to stand against the CAA that could potentially, systematically dilute economic resources, living space and cultural identity of Assam; and of the tribal dominated, diverse North East region.

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Pati, Patni aur Woh revisited: Ahead of the release of the remake, here's why BR Chopra's classic hasn't aged well

While it may be considered apt, or even progressive, for the 1970s, the original Pati, Patni Aur Woh has certainly not aged well in the contemporary gaze.