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Raja Natwarlal Review By Mayank Shekhar

Nothing to go nuts over Raja Natwarlal Director: Kunal Deshmukh Actors: Emraan Hashmi, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon Rating: ** By Mayank Shekhar This is a con caper veering towards being a bright one at that rather than a comple...

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Crossing Bridges Review By Anup Pandey

Homecoming Crossing Bridges Director: Sange Dorjee Thongdok Cast: Phuntsu Khrime, Anshu Jamsenpa Ratings : *** ½ By Anup Pandey Crossing Bridges, quite literally and metaphorically, is the story of how a young man- Tashi, who h...

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Katiyabaaz Review By Mayank Shekhar

Shocking, electrifying! Katiyabaaz Director: Fahad Mustafa, Deepti Kakkar Actors: Loha Singh, Ritu Maheshwari Rating: **** By Mayank Shekhar By now we’ve seen enough realistic films set in eastern badlands, commonly called the ...


Video Review: Expendables 3 & Katiyabaaz

Hear what Mayank & Fahad have to say on Hollywood release Expendables 3 and the Indian documentary Katiyabaaz:


Trailer Talk: Mary Kom & Khoobsurat

Mayank and Fahad discussing trailers of Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom and Sonam Kapoor’s Khoobsurat in their weekly show Friday Double Bill. Mary Kom Trailer Talk: Khoobsurat Trailer Talk:


#FavIndianFilm: Deepa Deosthalee on Bhumika

Shyam Benegal’s Bhumika (1977) By Deepa Deosthalee From the beginning of Shyam Benegal’s Bhumika, the protagonist’s reel and real lives keep flowing into each, almost seamlessly. After the opening song sequence, Usha/Urvashi (S...

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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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Being Salman Khan!

In a conversation that lasts about two and half hours, held over a single sitting with a live audience, actor Salman Khan takes you into the little known world of possibly the most reclusive Indian super-star By Mayank Shekhar ...

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Women in Films, by Saadat Hasan Manto

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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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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Turkish Bonding With Awara, The Vagabond, By Ahmet Gurata

Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi releasing in record number of theatres in Turkey could have much to do with an age-old love for Raj Kapoor’s Awaara, so suggests this piece by the Istabul based academic By Ahmet Gurata “Kids who don’t hav...

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#BombayCinema100 Historian Suresh Chabria on Phalke & Friends

This essay has been excerpted from the revised edition of Suresh Chabria (ed.), Light of Asia: Indian Silent Cinema , 1912-1934 forthcoming  in 2013 with Niyogi Books for the National Film Archive of India, Pune.     ...


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