Sushant Singh Rajput's death puts the spotlight on the relevance of cancel culture and 'take-down' pieces
When we actively create a culture of crushing loneliness, fear, and open hostility, where a person’s worth is almost entirely determined by the opinion of strangers’ perception, we also make the world too difficult to keep living in for far too many among us.
Mardaani 2, a film about rape and justice, has the chance to steer national narrative, instead it chooses to sensationalise crime and punishment
It would be premature and unfair to be decide, already, what Mardaani 2’s position and treatment of the topic of underage rapist-murderers will be, even though the film’s trailer is a pretty strong indicator of the direction it will go in.
Akshay Kumar backing Bhumi Pednekar's Durgavati may be a welcome change from him hijacking women's stories
It might be for optics but for now, one can celebrate the fact that Bhumi Pednekar has been positioned as the hero of Durgavati, and Akshay Kumar the presenter.
Suhel Seth's return to Twitter says less about people believing women and more about how rich, famous men are protected
It doesn’t matter how many people believe Suhel Seth’s accusers, what matters is his return to public life, and our collective response to it
Out of Love review: Rasika Dugal's measured performance can't save this fest of cliches and melodrama
Out of Love, now streaming on Hotstar, crosses the line that separates suspension of disbelief and outright absurdity.
Sure, let's call Emma Watson 'self-partnered', but why are women so terrified of being single?
By trying to replace ‘single’ with 'self-partnered', is Emma Watson implying that there’s something so objectionable about being by yourself?
Section 375 isn't a bad film, but furthers a dangerously toxic 'message' in the garb of being nuanced
Section 375 is more interested in siding with a rape-accused then giving us the survivor's perspective
Scarlett Johansson doesn't owe political correctness to her fans regarding Woody Allen; all she owes us is good films
‘Whom to believe?’ is the question that can trip up the best of us. And Scarlett Johansson chose to believe Woody Allen. It's her choice.
Big Little Lies: Meryl Streep's Mary Louise holds this haphazard season together, redefining the notion of 'villian'
Without Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies would truly be unwatchable.
Kabir Singh director Sandeep Vanga's problematic views on love and intimacy are worse than his films
As problematic as both Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh are, they’re nowhere near as unnerving as Sandeep Reddy Vanga's views on intimacy and love.
Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood: An 18-year-old's decision should not be milked to score ideological brownie points
Can we all take a deep breath and stop terrifying Zaira Wasim by making it seem like the fate of women’s empowerment rests on her young shoulders?
Murder Mystery review: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston's Agatha Christie-style whodunit is crippled by lack of logic
Murder Mystery is not all bad. It’s just bad as a murder mystery. What does it say about a thriller if its best parts are not the actual murder or the clues that lead you to the killer, but the squabbling, grumbling interactions of a bored, middle-aged couple?
India's 'social media sena's' reaction to Pakistan ad mocking Abhinandan Varthaman is self-righteousness on steroids
So when a Pakistan TV channel released an ad featuring a mock interrogation between When a Pakistan TV channel released an ad featuring a mock interrogation between Pakistani officials and an actor playing Commander Varthaman, it was bound to make India’s always-on-the-ready 'Social Media Sena' take immediate umbrage and cry foul over Pakistan’s shameful, rude, insensitive, etc., etc., behaviour for allowing such an offending ad to be aired in the first place.Pakistani officials and an actor playing Commander Varthaman, it was bound to make India’s always-on-the-ready 'Social Media Sena' take immediate umbrage and cry foul over Pakistan’s shameful, rude, insensitive, etc., etc., behaviour for allowing such an offending ad to be aired in the first place.
Hostages review: Sudhir Mishra's Hotstar show is a series of improbable, unintentionally comedic events
While the original Israeli show was saved from drowning in the absurdities of its script by stellar acting, the Hindi version of Hostages offers no such respite.
Wanted: Superhero with alt sexuality in films
With the world opening up on LGBTQ+ inclusion, the time seems right for the launch of a queer superhero franchise on screen
Salman Khan's rants over Priyanka Chopra quitting Bharat are typical of Bollywood's toxic male entitlement
Salman Khan, 53, is pissed that Priyanka Chopra chose getting married over making a movie with him, and he’s not shy about announcing it to the world.
Wine Country movie review: Amy Poehler-led Netflix film has all the right ingredients but ends up being a let down
If Wine Country was meant to help women find humour amid the humdrum of their lives, it misses the mark spectacularly
How India’s spark lit the Camp fire
This is the land of Ranveer Singh, who thinks nothing of going out dressed up as a condom
The Endgame of women's empowerment
Avengers: Endgame fails to fix Marvel Cinematic Universe's recurrent problems with women
Game of Thrones season 8: Sansa Stark's survival instinct proves she deserves to be Queen in the North
The King in the North might be admirable and honourable, but the North, with its ability to withstand and outlast the harshest of winters, deserves a queen. And Sansa deserves to be that queen — the Queen in the North.