articles by Tatsam Mukherjee

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The Booth, starring Amruta Subhash, Parna Pethe, is a well-observed short about muted desires

It’s fascinating how a frisking booth, an invention to preserve a woman’s modesty, doubles up as an empowering place for two women to be their true selves.

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'Is Vijay Mallya the devil incarnate? I don't think so': Dylan Mohan Gray on his segment in Bad Boy Billionaires

Dylan Mohan Gray, who directed the Vijay Mallya segment of Netflix's docu series Bad Boy Millionaires, says, "I didn't want to enter with any preconceived notions. Even now I don't see him as a 'hero' or a 'villain'. I see him as a complex individual."

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Scam 1992 review: SonyLIV show on Harshad Mehta mistakes jargon for complexity

In spite of all the research, Hansal Mehta's show never quite transports us into Harshad Mehta's mind.

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Rajesh Tailang on the rise of the character actor and how he owes his career to 'affordable data plans'

Rajesh Tailang has been a solid presence in mainstream Hindi cinema and simultaneously the streaming content in the last five years. He made his acting debut with India's first daily soap opera, Shanti in 1995.

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Dark Waters, Mark Ruffalo's legal thriller on SonyLIV, correlates heroism with tenacity

Dark Waters argues that heroism is not merely a moment when one person rises up to do the right thing.

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The Disciple is an expensive film and I was allowed to make it with zero compromises: Chaitanya Tamhane

Tamhane's latest film won the Best Screenplay award at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. The Disciple is the first Indian film to compete at Venice since Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding (2001)

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Heart To Art: Across Borders — Anand Patwardhan's 2004 docu-short explores peace between two warring nations

With a running time of barely 10 minutes, one does need to look closely at Patwardhan's decision to release his documentary short at a time like this.

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Revisiting Nishikant Kamat's Hindi film debut, Mumbai Meri Jaan: A no-holds-barred depiction of maximum city

Director-actor Nishikant Kamat passed away on 17 August, in Hyderabad’s AIG Hospital, after a battle with liver cirrhosis. He was 50.

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With Zee5's Churails, filmmaker Asim Abbasi has become an exciting new voice from Pakistan

Asim Abbasi's Churails — currently streaming on Zee5 — is what many will call a 'game-changer'. In a candid interview, the filmmaker expands on his fiesty series based in Karachi.

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Swastika Mukherjee on Sushant Singh Rajput, bagging pan-Indian projects and the 'insider vs outsider' debate

Riding the wave of successive high-profile projects — from Dolly Mehra in Pataal Lok to Mrs Basu in last week's Dil Bechara — Swastika Mukherjee seems to have captured the attention of a pan-India audience.