Gautam Chintamani

OPEN TO OPINION

Cinephile, observer of society and technology and the author of Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna.

ART & CULTURE

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Oscars 2017 shows sexual harassment still means less

It means precious little when compared to anti-Semitism and racism or, as Hollywood would say, the crimes of Mel Gibson.

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ART & CULTURE

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It's unfair to limit Madhubala, Meena Kumari to just Mughal-e-Azam and Pakeezah

While their roles in the two movies are the performances of a lifetime, it would still be unjust to limit both to just one particular film

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ART & CULTURE

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Why films we see today aren't what they used to be

Thanks to modern technology, cinema can respond to the viewers as much as viewers respond to cinema.

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ART & CULTURE

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As DJ or soldier, Bobby Deol deserves a Bollywood comeback

Despite few major hits, he was a bona fide star.

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ART & CULTURE

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Why great scripts come out of actors

Actors writing scripts are still looked at as a vanity outing even though there is enough to suggest that when done right it works wonders.

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ART & CULTURE

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Did underworld don Dawood actually call makers of Coffee With D?

Of course, it could all be a publicity stunt.

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ART & CULTURE

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Akshay Kumar in Jolly LLB 2 shows Bollywood has chosen reboot over sequel

There could not have been a better option than Akshay Kumar to play the small-time lawyer.

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VARIETY

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Why Govinda's delicious comeback Hero No. 1 may just be a super hit

There can be no doubt about Chi Chi bhaiya’s love for food.

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ART & CULTURE

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Why Bollywood doesn't reflect the India as we know it anymore

Films are a reflection of a filmmaker's persona as much as they are of the times that they were made in.

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ART & CULTURE

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Doordarshan broke regional barriers and united India

Audiences from across the country ended up becoming a part of a shared national experience.

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