Articles by Gautam Chintamani
Mar 24, 2019
Filmfare Awards 2019: Meghna Gulzar's Best Director win for Raazi proves tide turning for female filmmakersIn the last decade, three women have won the Filmfare award for Best Director — Zoya Akhtar for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Ashwini Iyer Tiwari for Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) and Meghna Gulzar for last year’s smash hit Raazi (2018).
Mar 18, 2019
Will Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar come together for Hindi remake of Dileep's Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel?The world was a much different place two decades ago when Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan featured together in Yash Chopra’s Dil To Pagal Hai (1997).
Mar 14, 2019
Badla, Total Dhamaal and Uri: The Surgical Strike's box office success reinforces the power of word of mouthUri: The Surgical Strike made more money in its second weekend than its opening weekend which stands as an example of how potent word of mouth can be
Feb 27, 2019
Pakistan bans release of Indian films in the aftermath of Pulwama attack; what are they going to watch now?Keeping in mind the developments of the past few days, Pakistan’s decision to impose a ban on the release of any Indian movie or content in their country was an expected response.
Feb 21, 2019
Akshay Kumar has a busy 2019 with five releases in Kesari, Housefull 4, Good News, Mission Mangal, Sooryavanshi,The bigger the star, lesser the number of films they release in a year has been the norm for popular Hindi cinema. Well, not for Akshay Kumar in 2019.
Feb 18, 2019
Oscars 2019: How Alfonso Cuaron made history with Roma, by cranking camera for his directorialAlfonso Cuarón thought it would be better to trust his own self to translate his vision unto the screen, hence the decision to shoot Roma himself
Feb 13, 2019
The Academy will present four awards off-air to save time — but they need to honour art, not the ratingsIf the Academy believes that such shenanigans will help regain viewership it couldn’t be further away from the truth.
Feb 11, 2019
Womaniya to Saand Ki Aankh: Sparring over a film's title isn't a new phenomenon in BollywoodKashyap might be better off by moving on and not giving into Nandy’s demands but one can’t really say much about the new title Saand Ki Aankh and how it will help the film's cause.
Feb 04, 2019
M Night Shyamalan's writing may still be his calling card, despite multiple critical flopsFor someone who was unable to get funding after making nearly 1 billion USD at the box office, it was M Night Shyamalan’s marquee value that got Bruce Willis to reprise his character in Split
Feb 03, 2019
Romeo Akbar Walter, Batla House show John Abraham's commercially bankable, despite major career setbacksThe first-look of the upcoming Romeo, Akbar, Walter (RAW) not only makes you wonder but, to a great extent, also laud the journey that John Abraham has had