No shortage of six packs but the men of Bollywood men got a little more real in 2011. Film Impressions picks the best of 2011.
Smita Patil's death was a huge loss to films but it also shattered one Bombay schoolgirl's world. On the 25th anniversary of Smita's death today, Deepa Deosthalee remembers how their lives had briefly touched.
Sunil Shanbag's play is a delectable juxtaposition of contemporary concerns with a rather shameful chapter in Indian theatre history.
She's not a great actress, not even a great dancer. But Helen is a real star. That's why a Canadian drag queen is shimmying into that amazing 'baithe hain kya' costume.
Hope the festival, with its awkward mix of art and commerce, delivers another round of exemplary theatre through its 15 premiering plays starting today.
Shanta Gokhale's new book on Satyadev Dubey brings together essays, interviews and reviews by playwrights and theatre critics, and a selection from Dubey's own articles. The book will be launched in Mumbai in October.
Ten films that form the 'unofficial Indian selection' at the Toronto International Film Festival, this year.
The play employs mixed media lavishly, but ends up being a self indulgent, halfway play.
The streets might not be safe for women but are movie scripts any safer? As Slutwalk comes to Delhi next month, here’s a look at how Hindi films handle the sexual violation of women.
An intelligent, intuitive and highly skilled performer, Shah’s gift lies in making even peripheral parts memorable.
This weekend, Sunil Shanbag opens his new show at Prithvi Theatre. In Stories in a Song he isn’t quite plumbing the depths unraveling the cultural strands that make up the rich tapestry of Hindustani music. Instead he serves us bite-sized morsels through a montage of seven loosely interwoven theatrical set-pieces.
Watching our films we could almost buy in on the idea that the term ʻhonour killingsʼ is just something coined by the British press to give a cultural context to plain old pre-meditated murder, fueled by hate and human frailty and not by notions of power, ego or feudal arrogance.