Articles by Karishma Upadhyay
Oct 08, 2019
Hrithik Roshan is back: With bonafide hits in Super 30 and War, the actor has found fresh wingsHrithik’s been written off before, but he’s somehow always beaten the odds and forced his way back into the reckoning.
Oct 06, 2019
Cancel culture doesn't silence celebrities; it merely holds them accountable for their words and actionsIn Sticks and Stones, Dave Chappelle complains about how regular people the world-over are holding him and his fellow celebrities accountable for their words and actions.
Sep 22, 2019
Questioning the popularity of Friends in 2019: 25 years on, it is clear why the sitcom hasn't aged wellThere’s a reason why the demand for Friends is fuelled by Gen-Xers, but hasn’t managed to find that kind of love from a younger audience.
Sep 18, 2019
With Bard of Blood, The Family Man and War up for release, tracing the evolution of the spy genre in IndiaAmazon Prime gets its first desi spy drama this month (The Family Man, 20 September) and so does Netflix (Bard of Blood, 27 September). After binge watching these two shows over the next two weekends, you can then walk into a theatre the following Friday and catch some more spy action with Yashraj Films’ War releasing on 2 October.
Sep 07, 2019
Dilli Darlings on Zee5 is guilty-pleasure reality TV at its best, a dramatic take on Delhi socialites at its worstDilli Darlings is the kind of content that lets us indulge in some hidden desire to live a certain kind of life while reassuring us that we’re better than these people.
Sep 01, 2019
Breaking Bad: Before El Camino, a look at what made Vince Gilligan's crime series a modern classicLast weekend, when Netflix dropped the trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, it resuscitated long dead discussion boards and brought an end to years of speculation on the possibility of one last hurrah.
Aug 21, 2019
From Once Upon A Time In Hollywood to Luck By Chance, why we love watching films about the moviesThe problematic stereotypes aside, what Quentin Tarantino manages to achieve through Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is to bring alive the world of movies of the late 1960s.
Aug 08, 2019
Mainstream Hindi cinema has contributed greatly in glossing over Kashmir, and diluting local perspectiveBollywood used Kashmir as a catalyst for romance, providing a near-perfect visual treat for audiences looking to escape their lives for three hours.
Aug 06, 2019
How Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! influenced desi pop culture 25 years ago, from weddings to soap operasYou could have been listening to Nirvana and wearing Doc Martens to college every day, but the minute it was time to go desi, this Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! set the benchmark.
Aug 05, 2019
Anushka Sharma's decision to take sabbatical from acting shows actors like her rise above fear of irrelevanceAnushka Sharma says her decision to not sign a film post Zero last year is because as creative people, actors need to take sabbaticals.