Articles by Gautam Chintamani
Aug 19, 2018
Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto's standalone Joker movies will invariably be compared to Heath Ledger's renditionRegardless of how compelling Joaquin Phoenix and Jared Leto could be, the chances of them falling short of Heath Ledger's Joker remain high.
Aug 18, 2018
Academy Awards' new Best Popular Film category will give hits like The Dark Knight accolades they deserveWhen in 2008, the Christopher Nolan blockbuster failed to get a Best Picture nomination, the Academy knew it needed to shake things up.
Aug 17, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at 93: Ex-PM's fondness for the arts separated him from other prime ministersIndian Prime Ministers have always had a soft corner for cinema and Atal Bihari Vajpayee took it a step further.
Jul 30, 2018
Glass could be a much-needed boost to M. Night Shyamalan's career, and the Unbreakable seriesIf Shyamalan's next film Glass hits the sweet spot, he will have managed something seemed unimaginable by Hollywood standards — a great comeback.
Jul 29, 2018
Scarlett Johansson's Rub and Tug row reveals Hollywood's problematic streak with straight-washing and whitewashingFor both Hollywood and Bollywood, nearly all of the casting decisions centre on the ‘star’ factor and that is why Johnny Depp plays Tonto or Priyanka Chopra plays Mary Kom as it helps the film attract a wider audience.
Jul 28, 2018
Kroadh: Sunny Deol-Sanjay Dutt's tale of two brothers bent on revenge deserves a re-examinationWhile Ram Lakhan is popularly considered to be a farewell to the classic Bollywood ‘do bhaiyon ki kahaani’, the mostly forgotten Kroadh (K Shashilal Nair, 1990) perhaps might be a more worthy contender when it comes to bidding adieu to the template
Jul 17, 2018
With Dumbo, Aladdin, Christopher Robin live-action films, Disney hopes to draw generations togetherFollowing the successful adaptations of Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, Disney is going full-throttle on live-action remakes of its animated classics with Dumbo, Aladdin and Christopher Robin.
Jul 15, 2018
Pirates of the Caribbean turns 15: Johnny Depp's inimitable Jack Sparrow helped mastermind a billion dollar franchisePirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl revived a genre that had lost its audience for nearly half a century ago.
Jul 12, 2018
Soorma could be the sports biopic Shaad Ali needs to resurrect a career riddled with misfiresAfter two hits in Saathiya and Bunty Aur Babli, and three duds in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Kill Dil and Ok Jaanu, will Soorma make or break Shaad Ali's career?
Jul 10, 2018
From Housefull 4, Race 3 to Incredibles 2, decoding what makes film franchises successfulHousefull 4, Incredibles 2, and Race 3 have thrown up a very valid question: does the duration between them and the original make any difference?