Bollywood

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ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Hindi Cinema, Bollywood, Amrish puri

How 'Aao kabhi haveli pe' immortalises Amrish Puri

In the parlance of our times, even after his death, the actor continues to be a 'legend' far surpassing everyone else.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Bollywood, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Akshay kumar

Mr Bharat or Aamir Khan Lite? The irresistible rise of Akshay Kumar

Expect much more from the new-found sensibility of the actor with India on his mind.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Bollywood, Cult films, Baahubali, Indian cinema

I'm happy I was part of Baahubali - the film that redefined Indian cinema

Baahubali as a project had a vision of a renaissance man and it unlocked the hidden potential of the Indian box office.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Class divide, Bollywood, Hindi Cinema, Hindi Medium

What Irrfan Khan's Hindi Medium teaches us about privilege and class divide

Only a handful of films in recent times have come closer to showing class war in a benign yet thought-provoking way.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Pulp Pit  |  2-minute read
Bollywood, Reema Lagoo

Reema Lagoo - mother of all superstars

For all her fame as mother to new-age actors, Lagoo was only 59, when she breathed her last.

VARIETY

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ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Horror Movies, Ramsays, Veerana

Who was Jasmine — the only woman monster to spook Ramsay horror films

[Book extract] She became so popular after 'Veerana' that she supposedly attracted the attention of Bombay's underworld.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Objectifying women, Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor, Media

How Indian media sold Ranbir Kapoor ad as intimate pictures with mystery woman

Our cinema and media has contributed a lot in satisfying the sexual drive of a deprived and depraved nation.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Pulp Pit  |  4-minute read
Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood, Sarkar 3

If Sarkar 3 is about anything, it's Amitabh Bachchan

He will find a way to stand out amid a packed superstar cast, as he did with aplomb in the '70s.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read