articles by Gautam Chintamani

Entertainment

M Night Shyamalan's writing may still be his calling card, despite multiple critical flops

For 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

Entertainment

Romeo Akbar Walter, Batla House show John Abraham's commercially bankable, despite major career setbacks

The 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

Entertainment

Uri: The Surgical Strike is a commercial success but also sets a new bar for military films in Bollywood

In many ways, Uri: The Surgical Strike has set a new a bar for the typical military film.

Entertainment

Mission: Impossible — Why it's the right time for Tom Cruise to wrap up franchise with two consecutive sequels

There is no global geopolitical strife from the last two decades left that Tom Cruise has not explored in the Mission: Impossible universe.

Entertainment

Kader Khan passes away: Iconic screenwriter, actor shaped the careers of many movie stars in Bollywood

Kader Khan wrote some of the biggest hits of Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Anil Kapoor, and later Govinda. His audacious dialogues, as well as his acting, was the highlight of many films.

Bollywood

Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Tiger Shroff, Kartik Aaryan: 2018 was the year of the 'small hero'

The 'small hero' tag associated with actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao no longer implies they cannot fetch big box office numbers.

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This is Vicky Kaushal's year: With Sanju, Raazi, Love Per Square Foot, Lust Stories, he's a force to reckon with

Vicky Kaushal’s journey as an actor has seen go from blink-and-you-will-miss kind of parts to a full-blown force to reckon with.

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Naseeruddin Shah commenting on Virat Kohli's arrogance is a classic case of pot calling the kettle black

Naseeruddin Shah has the right to express himself as freely as the next person but him commenting on anyone’s arrogance is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Bollywood

Aakhri Khat: Rajesh Khanna's debut film had early signs of a romantic juggernaut ready to unleash

The softer scenes and the songs of Aakhri Khat were an indicator of the torrent that Rajesh Khanna would unleash as a romantic star in a few years with Shakti Samanta’s Aradhana.

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Mohammed Aziz was more than just a Rafi clone, he was the most prominent voice of Bollywood in the 1980s

The immensely gifted Mohammed Aziz could sing a variety of songs with such ease which often got overlooked because he sounded like Rafi.

Life

Queen of Hearts review: Lalita Iyer's biography explores what Sridevi means to her fans rather than what it meant to be Sridevi

Lalita Iyer’s Queen of Hearts: The Life of Sridevi manages to steer clear of maintaining this balance and wonderful as that is, the book ends up being about what Sridevi means to most of her fans than what it meant to be Sridevi.

Entertainment

Thugs of Hindostan's dismal collections prove Aamir Khan is no longer invincible at the box office

Thugs of Hindostan could as well be the first of Aamir Khan’s high profile flops, after Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017) for Shah Rukh Khan and Race 3 (2018) for Salman Khan.

Entertainment

The Lion King Vs Dumbo: Will Disney's upcoming live-action films match up to expectations, nostalgia set by animated originals?

Disney’s decision to transform many of its timeless classics into live-action versions has hit the next level with the trailers of The Lion King and Dumbo going viral.

Entertainment

With Roma, Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Bird Box, Netflix could finally breach the Oscars and gain respectability

Netflix's decision to give limited theatrical releases to Roma, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Bird Box could help increase their Oscar chances

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Stan Lee passes away: Marvel Comics legend's influence on pop culture is second only to Walt Disney

Stan Lee transformed Marvel from a nondescript comic book publisher into one of the world’s most recognised media brands

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Raj Kumar, Asha Parekh's Bulandi is a mainstream Hindi masala film with art-house sensibilities

Bulandi's narrative has many interesting set-pieces and some wonderful dialogues that make it worth a revisit.

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Ahead of Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese's sixth collaboration, recounting other great cinematic partnerships

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will soon partner for the sixth time, which is perhaps the average for most all-time great partnerships.

Entertainment

Pennyworth, a Batman prequel that focuses on Bruce Wayne's butler — All you need to know

Pennyworth will tell Alfred’s story from the time he was a former special-forces officer working for Bruce ‘Batman’ Wayne’s father, Thomas