Karishma Upadhyay

Karishma Upadhyay

articles by Karishma Upadhyay

Entertainment

Sports coordinators on film sets have juggle many hats, from training, choreography to even casting, brand tie-ups

Sports coordination is a fairly new department in Bollywood. With the rise in films that revolve around sports, one that is here to stay.

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With a 'complex and layered' film like Gehraiyaan, Shakun Batra 'wanted to shake things up for myself as a storyteller'

"I think the situations are messy, and people just deal with messy situations. They're not necessarily messy themselves," says filmmaker Shakun Batra on his film Gehraiyaan.

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The Pushpa effect: Goldmine Telefilms head Manish Shah decodes the rise and success of dubbed South films

Manish Shah believes there is a trick to picking films that will appeal to a cross-section of Indians, “People want to watch larger than life cinema. They want films that have a unique story, along with action, great songs and the X-factor

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Inside the intimacy department of Gehraiyaan: Intimacy director Dar Gai and her team on the art of shooting sex scenes

“The new generation of filmmakers are much more responsible when it comes to creating a safe space for their actors," says Ukranian filmmaker Dar Gai, the intimacy director of Gehraiyaan, whose previous works include music video of Prateek Kuhad's 'cold/mess.'

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From 83 to Bob Biswas, here's how prosthetic in Bollywood movies is created to aid modern-day storytelling

In recent years, with actors and directors wanting their characters to look different and the demand for a film or show to look realistic, the use of prosthetics has increased dramatically.

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The Sameer Nair interview | Dubbed and subtitled content have always been there but adaptations make global shows Indian

"Call My Agent: Bollywood was not supposed to be an authentic documentation of the industry. Everyone loved Scam: 1992 so much. But if you actually spoke to financial experts, they'll call it nonsense for so simplistically explaining away complicated finance," says Sameer Nair.

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Inside the Writers Room: Where too many cooks don't spoil the broth, but only make it soupier

The streaming boom in India has encouraged creators to build and maintain a writers room for every project, which has brought much-needed focus on harmony of diverse voices.

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Hot wheels, shiny dials, gearshifts that could launch you into orbits: Why I can't put a break on my love for Fast & Furious

You’d have to be a zombie to not have your adrenaline pumping through each one of those drag races and car chases in the Fast & Furious franchise.

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Squid Game and Parasite aren't just massive South Korean crossovers, but also biting critiques of inequity

Money and power run the world we live in today, and people – like the characters in Parasite and Squid Game – are being driven to a point where they will do anything in their capacity to gain and maintain financial security.

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Kubbra Sait opens up on her international debut with Apple TV+ series Foundation

Kubbra Sait on cracking the role Phara in AppleTV+'s Foundation: “When you want something really bad and it then happens, I think it just humbles you.”

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No Time To Spy: The question isn't who's the next James Bond, but do we even need another one?

James Bond is an icon of an era long gone, written on strong pillars of white male privilege. Casting a POC or a woman in that same universe would just be an empty gesture if the universe itself remains the same, with all of its excesses.

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Britney Vs Spears on Netflix offers no new insight, instead capitalises on singer's court case

Britney Vs Spears pales in comparison to its predecessors and builds a discombobulated snapshot of Spears’s situations.

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Nikkhil Advani on making shows as diverse as The Empire and Mumbai Diaries 26/11

After Batla House, I didn’t have an exciting idea for a film so I knew that I had a good two-three years that I could commit to making a series. Also, OTT gives you a chance to work with such a wide variety of actors," says Nikkhil Advani.

Arts & Culture

Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih on debut fiction Funeral Nights, a timely exploration of the Khasis

Nongkynrih gives non-Khasis an extraordinary introduction to a people and culture that little is known about.

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Promising Young Woman, The Great Indian Kitchen are both films with simmering feminism and everyday oppression

Things are not going to change in the space of one film. That is the stone-cold reality of a woman’s life and one that even the most realistic storytellers completely ignore.

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Luck By Chance, frantic buzz of film sets, and Mumbai film industry in all its grimy glamour

Last year, when the country and the world shut down, my connection to all things Bollywood — movie dates, gossip sessions with friends, and interviews with actors — became virtual. I felt like my connection to all things Bollywood was slowly being erased, until I re-watched Luck By Chance.

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The Family Man: Raj & DK on moving action to South India, lack of women crew, and breaking character with Chellam Sir

"We need to regroup, clear our heads, and sit and start writing it, so that we're not too influenced but are still cognizant of what was great and what was not," say Raj & DK on Season 3 of their successful espionage show The Family Man.

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Kate Winslet is being 'rediscovered' with Mare of Easttown; Oscar-winning actress was never lost to begin with

When social media seemingly ‘rediscovered’ Kate Winslet with Mare of Easttown, one cannot help but wonder whether it is a case of her being out of the public eye or the public living under a rock.

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To hell and back: Rebirth of Lucifer on Netflix allowed the show to wreak heavenly havoc for two more seasons

The concluding part season of Lucifer is well-paced, well-written, and follows what the past one-and-a-half seasons have set up quite beautifully.

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Broken But Beautiful 3 review: Sidharth Shukla, Sonia Rathee-starrer falters due to lack of depth, superficial characters

Each episode of Broken But Beautiful 3 is a play on the title of a much-loved Hollywood romance. And that seems to be the problem plaguing the show, an attempt to tell a modern love story.