Gautam Chintamani

OPEN TO OPINION

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

POLITICS

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Will Indu Sarkar stick to facts in its attempt to retell the story of Emergency?

The film could usher in a new phase of the political cinema genre in Bollywood.

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ART & CULTURE

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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.

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ART & CULTURE

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How Indian films are faring to depict what India was like under the British Raj

While Bollywood might be some distance from grasping India’s colonial past, two new foreign productions are telling the Indian side of the story.

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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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