Gautam Chintamani

OPEN TO OPINION

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

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Netflix's 'Sacred Games' is Saif Ali Khan's attempt at finding a lost audience

Even in the West, online streaming platforms have given a new lease of life to many mainstream biggies such as Kevin Spacey and Naomi Watts.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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How Hindi cinema influenced the Indian mindset

Over the years, Bollywood has acted as a potent agent of social change by mirroring the contemporary society.

ART & CULTURE

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Why Pahlaj Nihalani is the wrong man to head the CBFC

At a time when Indian cinema is truly coming of age, Nihalani is the last person to expect anything sensible from.

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.

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.

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.

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.