It is disappointing that in Badhaai Ho, the struggle of a middle-class homemaker who gets pregnant at the age of 52, ends at the second-hand embarrassment of her son, and society at large.
Bollywood strikes back: With theatres reopening, Hindi film industry needs its audience more than ever before
Top Bollywood producers have united to sue Republic TV and Times Now for 'defamatory' coverage. With theatres reopening after seven months of shutdown, it is imperative that Bollywood clean its name.
SP Balasubrahmanyam fit into the grammar of Hindi film music organically. He possessed the wizardry to make his singing style language-agnostic when appealing to a wider Hindi film audience.
If Kangana joins the BJP and goes to Parliament, she will be quite an addition to its women firepower
Revisiting Rangeela, 25 years on: How Ram Gopal Varma's path-breaking film changed Bollywood's fashion trends
Manish Malhotra’s costume design not only changed Urmila Matondkar’s onscreen image but elevated the importance of the wardrobe department on a film set.
Yash Raj Films completes 50 years: Picking the best album of every decade, from Kabhie Kabhi to Ishaqzaade
Just like its movies, the music of Yash Raj Films has endured over the years, with albums like Silsila, Darr, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and Veer-Zaara.
How Saroj Khan, Madhuri Dixit depicted 'longing' through their storied song-and-dance collaborations
Saroj Khan and Madhuri Dixit built their songs around longing for love, but they were always champions of self-sufficiency over victims of dismissive patriarchy.
Vishal Bhardwaj confesses he's often undervalued as a composer: I want to make music for films that aren't mine
In this exclusive interview with Firstpost, Vishal Bhardwaj talks about how he thinks of himself as a music composer first, and a filmmaker later.
Saroj Khan passes away: The innovative choreographer reinvented form to make dance widely accessible
It is perhaps easy to draw great dance out of great dancers like Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi. But Saroj Khan made even the heavy-footed dance with abandon.
With Bollywood heading straight to home, box office may no longer remain the primary criterion of success
The suspension of theatrical releases during the lockdown has come as a blessing in disguise since the films are no longer merely judged by box office pull.
Bhonsle director Devashish Makhija on making films on the marginalised: Never been interested in status quo
As Bhonsle releases on SonyLIV, Devashish Makhija talks about directing Manoj Bajpayee in a feature film, and his relationship with Mumbai as an outsider.
Yash Raj Films turns 50: A look at anti-heroes who made villainy fashionable, from SRK in Darr to Hrithik Roshan in War
From Shah Rukh Khan's twisted stalker in Darr to the swashbuckling bad guys of the Dhoom franchise, Yash Raj Films has given us some memorable anti-heroes.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Writers and creators weigh in on how the pandemic will shape the stories Bollywood tells
Director and writers talk about how the coronavirus outbreak will affect the way films are shot and stories are written in the Hindi film industry.
Arbaaz Khan contemplates legal action against Abhinav Kashyap after Dabangg director's claims against his family
Filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap revealed that Salman Khan and family had sabotaged his career after he directed their 2010 film Dabangg.
Sushant Singh Rajput, a hardworking actor unfazed by stardom, made all the right noises with his silences
Notwithstanding his boundless talent, Sushant Singh Rajput was one of the most hardworking actors of his generation. And that shows in the silences of his performances.
While Shoojit Sircar has perfected his signature eccentric lighthearted slice-of-life films, he has also ventured into hard-hitting political dramas.
Keeping up with the Mehras: Lessons from Dil Dhadakne Do on what not to say to your family during lockdown
As Dil Dhadakne Do completes five years today on 5 June, some takeaways on how to deal with your family when you are stuck with them during lockdown.
Eid without Salman Khan: With no ritualistic film release on the festival, even Bhai can't beat the virus
In 2020, Bhai fans wonder, "Can there be Eid without Salman Khan?"
Why Rishi Kapoor was called the 'debut king': Multiple actresses started their film careers opposite the evergreen star
Given the number of actresses who made their debut opposite Rishi Kapoor, including Dimple Kapadia and Padmini Kolahpure, he was considered a lucky charm.
Gulabo Sitabo, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana's film, to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 12 June
Gulabo Sitabo, directed by Shoojit Sircar and written by Juhi Chaturvedi, was earlier scheduled for a theatrical release on 17 April.