Biswadeep Ghosh

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

The writer is a freelance writer. He is the author of MSD: The man, the leader

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Hardik Pandya is not alone: His sense of crass entitlement can be seen in many stars united by foul behavior

There are two types of achievers: silent and popular. The popular ones wear arrogance and brutishness on their sleeves. Can a BCCI-like ban be the answer to this ailment called 'stardom'?

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

Mughal-e-Azam to Manikarnika: How Bollywood is forever in love with history, kings and queens

With a 'historical', you get magnificent characters, spectacular war scenes, superb sets and unforgettable songs. But the sword has an edge: the risk of inaccuracies, and protests!

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Will Ranveer Singh be the next Khan of Bollywood? His competitors are many, but his strategy is better

The Khans are ageing. Akshay, Ajay and Hritihik aren't young either. Between Ranbir Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, etc., here's why Ranveer Singh stands out.

ART & CULTURE

 |   8-minute read

Why Kader Khan was much more than just a comedy star

Khan acted in more than 300 films and wrote around 200 of them. He understood, and shaped, a lot of the popular culture of his times.

VARIETY

 |   8-minute read

Why Rajesh Khanna needs to be remembered as India's biggest superstar

The actor delivered 15 solo hits between 1969 and 1971. On his birthday, 'Kaka' must be remembered for when he was the king of Hindi cinema.

ART & CULTURE

 |   9-minute read

That extra cheese: The magic ingredient in Rohit Shetty's superhit track record

In an age when filmmakers are turning to subtlety and seeking global critical acclaim, Shetty rejoices in ribald Bollywood tropes and OTT comedy.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

How separate entrances and utensils for veg, non-veg students cooked a spoiler for hostel life in IIT Madras

A mess without diet-defined boundaries is that crucial college learning place where true friendships are born.

VARIETY

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Why 'Zero' is vital for Shah Rukh Khan's career

Will it be another Thugs of Hindostan, or will it send records flying like Dangal or 2.0?

ART & CULTURE

 |   4-minute read

Why Bollywood needs to make more thrillers like Andhadhun

Its thrillers have come of age. But, they haven’t been able to emulate the subtlety of the first-rate Hollywood thriller as yet.

ART & CULTURE

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Why Bollywood will witness a 'clash of titans' this year end

Rajinikanth has a God-like stature in south India, but the business of his recent films has not been impressive.