Bollywood 2017 Mid-Year Report Card

If there was one word to describe 2017 so far at the movies, it would be – underwhelming. For all the talk over the last few years of Bollywood undergoing a period of transition, gravitating toward more ‘content-driven’ cinema, this year has...

Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Filmmaking?

Sermonising the death of cinema as we know it seems to have become an almost enjoyable past time for many within the entertainment industry. Whenever the world of film experiences any kind of sizeable transition, disruption or new technology at play, it...

A Beginner’s Guide To Marathi Cinema

To put things in perspective, India is a nation which makes films in over 40 languages and collectively produces more movies than any other country in the world. We are a nation overflowing with diversity in aspects such as people, culture, language...

The 15 Most Iconic Bollywood Comedy Films Of The Last Decade

The genre of comedy will always have a special, highly esteemed place in Hindi cinema. Bollywood boasts of a rich heritage of unforgettable comedic films such as Padosan, Chupke Chupke, Golmaal, Chashme Buddoor, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and Andaz Apna Apna most of which...

The Best and Worst Of Bollywood 2016: A Year In Review

And there goes another year at the movies. 2016 is widely being considered a disastrous year for the world as a whole, for innumerable reasons. Whilst I wouldn’t call it a disaster as such when it comes to Bollywood, it certainly has been...

Our Top Picks from this year’s Mami Film Festival

It’s that time of year again where the Jio MAMI Film Festival rolls back into town, now in its 18th edition, and this year looks like its most ambitious outing yet. A time where the entire city comes alive with cinephilia, more...

Overrated Directors Of Hindi Cinema

Before getting into it I feel like I have to throw out a disclaimer right at the outset here. Nothing is set in stone in any film industry, particularly one as fluid and dynamic as ours. So this piece is in no way...

Breakthrough Roles Of The New Generation Of Bollywood Actors

More often than not, a Bollywood newcomer’s first film is unlikely to be highly acclaimed or even competent, given that they are essentially just vehicles aimed at launching perspective stars.  That first film primarily serves the purpose of showcasing the young actor’s...
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