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Pizza 3D Review By Mayank Shekhar

No crust, no toppings, no cheese… Pizza (3D) Director: Akshay Akkineni Actors: Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan Rating: * Wait, I thought I’d walked into a horror film, having lowered my expectations anyway. Horror, like pur...

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Begin Again Review by Danish Bagdadi

Once Again! Begin Again Director: John Carney Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley Rating: *** By Danish Bagdadi In 2006, Irish director John Carney made a gem of a movie called, ‘Once’. Focusing on two down on their luck musici...

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#FavIndianFilm: MK Raghavendra on Hathyar

The nuances of caste ethics Hathyar (1989) Director: JP Dutta Actors: Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Kulbhushan Kharbanda By MK Raghavendra Naming a little known Hindi film Hathyar (1989) as an artistic masterwork needs...


Desi Pop Quiz #2

By Mayank Shekhar The #DesiPopQuiz is a weekly 10 questions format quiz based on “all things India, Bollywood and pop-culture.” The post goes up at 9 pm on Mondays. Answers appear at 9 pm on Wednesdays. Scroll along...


Trailer Talk: Haider

Here’s Mayank and Fahad on the trailer of Vishal Bhardwaj’s finale of his Shakespearean Trilogy- an adaptation of Hamlet- Haider played by Shahid Kapoor.


Trailer Talk: Finding Fanny

Hear what Mayank and Fahad has to say about Homi Adajania’s next-Finding Fanny, starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah and Dimple Kapadia:

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro special with Kundan Shah

“It’s no sign of health to be well adjusted to a sick society,” says the director of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro as India’s most seriously funny film turns 30 By Mayank Shekhar Did you ever imagine the sort of impact Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro ...

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Screenwriting for today’s audience, by Vinay Shukla

President of Film Writers’ Association delves on the anatomy of a Bollywood screenplay By Vinay Shukla When we think of the audience as a monolith, we tread a dangerous path because such a viewpoint overlooks the fact tha...

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Because? I’m A Disco Dancer! By Anuvab Pal

Funnyman Anuvab Pal on why he wrote a book on the Mithun Chakraborty classic Disco Dancer (published by Harper Collins India) By Anuvab Pal When I got a call from the publishers about writing a book on a seminal Indian film, I ...

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Why I Don’t Go To The Movies, By Saadat Hasan Manto

Arguably the sub-continent’s greatest writer (1912 to 1955) of short stories, film scripts and radio plays, explains his strange relationship with the movies By Saadat Hasan Manto For a long time I’ve wanted someone to ask me w...

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Women And The Film World, By Saadat Hassan Manto

One of the sub-continent’s finest writers (1912 to 1955) looks at society’s position on prostitution and on the position of the woman in pre-partition Bombay cinema By Saadat Hassan Manto Now that the Indian film industry has l...

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Females in the film industry

By Alankrita Shrivastava “Your male characters are underwritten!” “Why does the woman in your film cry so much?” “Why can’t you see beyond female characters?” These are the questions people often ask me. I search for answers bu...


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