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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POLITICS

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Sathyaraj apologises: Baahubali 2 controversy shows Tamil cinema truly represents people

Unlike Bollywood, the greater a star’s success in south Indian films, the closer they are to the ground realities.

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VARIETY

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Heart-wrenching to see Vinod Khanna undergoing treatment in a hospital

Many believe that had he not left films at his peak, in 1982, he would have been the perfect foil to Amitabh Bachchan.

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ART & CULTURE

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What happened to the 'buddy films' of Bollywood?

One reason for its popularity in Hindi cinema could be its ability to allow two stars to get 'equal' footing.

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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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