Jai Arjun Singh

OPEN TO OPINION

Writer and critic. Blogs at Jabberwock (http://jaiarjun.blogspot.in ). Author of Jaane bhi do Yaaro: Seriously Funny Since 1983. Edited The Popcorn Essayists.

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

How 'supernatural' is M Night Shyamalan’s latest film?

And what links it with his best work, the 2000 film Unbreakable?

ART & CULTURE

 |   4-minute read

Why Fan reminded me of puppetmasters and their psychotic dolls

It is possible to see SRK's film as the story of a father refusing to take responsibility for the child he helped create.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Neither Aishwarya nor Shabana, best thing about Jazbaa is Irrfan

The actor shines, in an otherwise thoroughly muddled film.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

How Aarushi murder trial evokes the gruesome Jeffrey MacDonald case

It is time to worry when impressions gained from looking through a glass darkly start to determine the official course of justice.

ART & CULTURE

 |   8-minute read

Why these visions of Bob Dylan keep fans up past the dawn

New book sheds light on the legendary songwriter's most obsessive followers.

SPORTS

 |   7-minute read

Rafa Nadal probably isn't winning the French Open this year. So what?

After ten full seasons of being a top player, the Spaniard doesn't have to prove himself all over again.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Piku: Plenty of potty talk. No toilet humour

A lovely slice-of-life film about a father, daughter and a cab driver.

ART & CULTURE

 |   10-minute read

This year's Crossword Fiction award winner wasn't even on the longlist...

And other little hiccups felt during the judging process.

HUMOUR

 |   7-minute read

The naked truth about invisibility in Hindi films

With Emraan Hashmi's 'Mr X' about to release, a look at a 1971 film where Vinod Mehra played a cocky invisible man.

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

Our market has a sad view of books on cinema

In other countries, there are dozens of accessible books on every aspect of the filmmaking process, not just on the most instantly recognisable actors.