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Oct 22, 2019
Laal Kaptaan’s textured portrayal of warrior ascetics brings a new, much-needed focus to an obscure historyAlthough the presence of warrior ascetics has been known in some quarters, it has variously been attributed to the advent of Islam and the depredations of Muslim rule in the subcontinent
Mar 06, 2019
The Favourite: From Queen Anne to Sarah Churchill, does the film do justice to the real women it portrays?But how does the portrayal of the women in The Favourite stack up against the historical reality? Might the fancy frocks, extravagant palaces and sexual triangles distract viewers from their true historical significance?
Nov 28, 2018
The Outlaw King movie review: Chris Pine makes for a convincing rebel in this Scottish historical dramaThe Outlaw King, despite the slightly cookie-cutter quality of its David vs Goliath narrative, is made compelling by the performances of Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephen Dillane and Florence Pugh
Nov 08, 2018
Thugs of Hindostan's representation of the cult of 'Thuggee' may make for good cinema, but is bad historyThe so-called ‘thugs’ of colonial India lived, but not as excitingly as crime thrillers such as Philip Meadows Taylor’s novel and Thugs of Hindostan would like them to have lived
Feb 15, 2017
Padmavati row: Rajput Karni Sena to approach I&B Ministry for creation of 'pre-censor board'In light of the distortion of historical facts in Padmavati, Karni Sena has proposed setting up of a pre-censor board to monitor all period films.
Sep 25, 2016
The Padmavati protests, and how Bollywood has historically portrayed historicalsAs protests against Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh starrer Padmavati are staged by Hardik Patel's Patidar Navnirman Sena, it is more evident than ever than 'history' is not ‘what has happened’ but is, arguably, a contested site — and not only for Bollywood.