Articles by Archita Kashyap
May 04, 2019
With Zee5's Pinch, Arbaaz Khan takes charge of his career, finally stepping out of the shadowsArbaaz is doing a fine job of it too, with the show clocking over a million views, and the host sporting a firm yet friendly demeanour throughout the programme
Mar 27, 2019
Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan's pairing in Inshallah shows Bollywood doesn't pay heed to glaring age gapsGiven their massive age gap, it will be difficult to believe in the honesty of Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt's on screen chemistry
Mar 25, 2019
Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan's films to clash on Eid 2020 — but does it make box office sense?Akshay Kumar-Rohit Shetty's cop drama Sooryavanshi, Salman Khan-Alia Bhatt-Sanjay Leela Bhansali's romantic drama Inshallah and Varun Dhawan-Sara Ali Khan's Coolie No. 1 remake will all release on Eid 2020.
Mar 17, 2019
Gully Boy, Kalank, Kesari: Understanding the evolution of Production Design in recent Bollywood filmsRight from sourcing, research, sketching, building scale models to building forts and shanty houses, production design is a painstaking and artistic process.
Mar 15, 2019
On Alia Bhatt’s birthday, directors Zoya Akhtar, Gauri Shinde, Meghna Gulzar on what sets her apartAlia Bhatt made a glamorous debut but unlike most others, she has broken away from star kid presumptions and carved a unique place for herself in Hindi cinema.
Mar 07, 2019
Sonchiriya, a film written and directed by men, flaunts a proud and clear feminist statementSonchiriya, Abhishek Chaubey’s allegorical dacoit drama set in 1975 India, and co-written by Sudip Sharma, has a feminist story to tell with subtlety and rootedness.
Mar 04, 2019
Romeo Akbar Walter director says John Abraham-starrer explores RAW's role in 1971 India, Pakistan warRomeo Akbar Walter director Ronnie Grewal focuses on the story behind the 1971 Bangladesh war from the point of view of India’s intelligence agency.
Feb 26, 2019
Sonchiriya writer Sudip Sharma on setting film during Emergency and how NH10 kick-started his careerAfter Udta Punjab, screenwriter Sudip Sharma collaborates with director Abhishek Chaubey for a second time in Sonchiriya, which explores the era of desi dacoits and the blood curdling chill of the Emergency.
Feb 24, 2019
Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor's new-found camaraderie could make for a fitting Koffee with Karan finaleAt 38 and 36 respectively, Kareena and Priyanka are amongst those rare actors that have beaten prejudices of age, gender and marriage
Feb 16, 2019
Gully Boy and the female gaze: Zoya Akhtar leads the way with unapologetic depiction of women's sexual desireMainstream Bollywood has always underplayed the female desire due to the near hegemony of male producers, writers and directors, who called the shots for decades. Filmmakers like Zoya Akhtar and Alankrita Srivastava are now leading the change in this regard.