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In a time when the battle for Black rights has regained its momentum and found its way back into the headlines, does The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air stand up to scrutiny?
Revisiting Deewaar: Amitabh Bachchan's 1975 film confronted class divide within constraints of commercial cinema
Yash Chopra's 1975 film Deewaar is often considered a parable for good versus evil. As part of the column Rewind to Unwind, I will investigate the latent themes the film explored within the stringent framework of a typical mainstream Bollywood film.
Revisiting Gone With The Wind: Setting the benchmark for portrayal of racism, defiant female characters
More than anything else, Gone With The Wind is a lasting lesson in hope.
Revisiting Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham: Karan Johar's luxury-brand soap opera was all about loving patriarchy
K3G is the Bollywood alchemy that makes us believe there's a happily-ever-after to the conflict between tradition and modernity
Revisiting Nayakan: What Mani Ratnam's 1987 tour de force reveals of justice, vengeance and sacrifice
Classics are called classics because they age better than most films, and reconstitute themselves according to the eras they must sieve through.
Revisiting Avinash Arun’s Killa: A meditative film on the growing pains of childhood with immersive visual imagery
As part of a special column Rewind to Unwind, I take up Avinash Arun's Killa to assess the theme of isolation and decode how it can be a gateway to growing up and finding one’s solitude.
Revisiting Dustin Hoffman's The Graduate: A powerful satire that debunks stereotypes of romance and youth
As part of a special column Rewind to Unwind, I take up Dustin Hoffman's The Graduate to assess its relevance in modern times
Revisiting Satyajit Ray's Devi: The enduring relevance of the film's biting critique of dehumanisation of women
In Devi, the 'goddess's' listlessness and immobility in the face of burgeoning oppression was a metaphor for patriarchy at its diabolical worst.