articles by Pratishtha Malhotra

Bollywood

Padmaavat: Ranveer Singh reveals how frighteningly difficult it was to separate himself from Alauddin Khilji

Ranveer Singh, who stole the spotlight through his villainous act in Padmaavat, says it was frighteningly easy to step into Khilji's shoes but difficult to step out.

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Bollywood in 2017: From Golmaal Again to Padmavat, debating the what ifs and what nots of the year

2017 is almost over and we have witnessed a plethora of sentiments when it comes to cinema this year.

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National Anthem debate: Forcing people to stand in cinema halls only instills fear, obfuscates democracy

If there is a need to play the national anthem before a movie, then it should be made mandatory before entering corporate and government offices, malls, parks and many other places where people meet and mingle.

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Secret Superstar, Newton, Shubh Mangal Savdhaan: It's the year of real stories, engagingly relevant content

We are not selling films anymore but reality and that is why more people are buying it.

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Judwaa 2 proves why classics should not be touched, let alone replicated, for nostalgia's sake

David Dhawan's Judwaa 2 has been our guilty pleasure and remains so. But that does not imply that we need to watch the same film again with a different cast

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Haseena Parkar, Daddy, Raees: Crime dramas in 2017 have been less gangster, more criminal

The botching of 3 gangster films in 2017 — Haseena Parkar, Daddy, Raees — can be brought down to one main point. As alluring power-hungry, menacing men (and women) can be, their stories are not so simple.

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Simran: Can Kangana Ranaut's brilliant performance disguise mediocre filmmaking?

Simran is a perfect example of good acting taking an average film forward. But in a year where Bollywood films are taking a beating at the box office, is that enough?

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Daddy, Sanjay Dutt biopic, Dangal: In a biographical film, do we judge the subject or the filmmaker?

It won’t be wrong to say that biopics are not just challenging to make but are very complex in nature too.

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Lipstick Under My Burkha, Parched: Sex comedies are fine, but female sexuality isn't?

The success of Lipstick Under My Burkha only tells us that it is not disrupting anything in the country, especially when it comes to the feelings of the people who hold the baton of morals.

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Aim for the stars: Do Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan feel trapped in their public image?

With Shah Rukh Khan's Fan and Salman Khan's Tubelight not quite hitting the mark in terms of box office success, here's a crucial question: what is bigger, the star or the image of the star?

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Mother's Day Special: The Hindi film mother has been a work in progress, but she's finally arrived

From the ma of yesteryear, to the mom of today, the Bollywood mother has evolved and how!

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Raabta, Tamma Tamma, The Humma Song: Will the real music composers please stand up?

A little bit of nostalgia never hurts anyone, but how long are we going to keep rehashing old Bollywood songs?