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ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay leela bhansali

Kalank Movie Review: ‘It's bombastic, bizarre and Bhansali-lite. But 'Kalank' does touch your heart!’

'Kalank' hits you — in the heart. It moves you with its spotlight on sheer love, despite the overblown sets and the disco-ghunghroo lines. For that, it gets three stars.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Sanjay leela bhansali, Rajput pride, Karni Sena, Padmaavat

What Karni Sena withdrawing protest against Padmaavat reveals about them

From assaulting Bhansali to the rampage in Rajasthan, its violence has been about degrees of regression.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Tarar Square  |  9-minute read
Shahid Kapoor, Sanjay leela bhansali, Rani Padmini, Padmaavat

Watching Padmaavat in Pakistan: Why it did not leave me reduced just to a vagina

Which India has been shown?

VARIETY

 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
Sanjay leela bhansali, Padmaavat, Vivek Agnihotri, Swara Bhaskar

Those who went after Swara Bhaskar for saying she felt 'reduced to a vagina' after watching Padmaavat

We thought we should categorise them according to the stereotypes they represent.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Hindutva, 3D, Sanjay leela bhansali, Padmaavat

I went to see Padmaavat at Sanjay Leela Bhansali's bungalow. This is what all Hindus should know

His film is actually an ode to the real queen in his life.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Jauhar, Padmaavat, Sanjay leela bhansali, Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar getting trolled for saying she felt ‘reduced to a vagina’ after watching Padmaavat only proves her right

In the 21st century, a woman mentioning her own genitals is considered a wannabe rebel and an attention seeker.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Pulp Pit  |  3-minute read
Sanjay leela bhansali, Rani Padmini, Padmavati, Padmaavat

Padmaavat could have been a great film

Sanjay Leela Bhansali adds to the myth of Padmavati spectacularly.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Shahid Kapoor, Sanjay leela bhansali, Rani Padmini, Padmaavat

The worst (and best) thing about Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's glorified treatment of the archaic practice of jauhar - mass suicide by fire - is a disconcerting watch.

VOICES

 |  Breaking Views  |  2-minute read
Deepika Padukone, Padmaawat, Sanjay leela bhansali, Karni Sena

I watched Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat; Modi and Rahul Gandhi's silence about Karni Sena violence is telling

The cadres and their patrons need productive employment so they can stay off the streets and are denied their 15 minutes of fame.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Sanjay leela bhansali, Deepika Padukone, Karni Sena, Padmaavat

Padmaavat row: Why Karni Sena shouldn't be ignored

Though it ostensibly stands for 'national unity', its politics has been troublesome if not treacherous.