Actors · Conversation · Filmmaking

Nandita Das: Manto’s view of women and the dignity he gave to them is rare

Nandita Das does not need an introduction. Her body of work speaks for her. She is known for her unique acting, and now directing choices. She quietly defied moulds with expert performances in Fire, Earth, Kannathil Muthamittal, Azhagi, Kamli, Before The Rains and Ramchand Pakistani. Her directorial debut Firaaq, which she co-wrote with Shuchi Kothari, was…… Continue reading Nandita Das: Manto’s view of women and the dignity he gave to them is rare

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First Watch · Movies · Popular

Veere Di Wedding: Of filter-free, fun and fabulous Veeres

Veere Di Wedding was worth every micro second of the long wait if we go by famous words uttered by the ever-articulate Swara Bhasker: “It’s taken 105 years for mainstream Bollywood to make a film about four girlfriends and none of them are falling in love with the same guy.” Truth. We haven’t had a high-spirited…… Continue reading Veere Di Wedding: Of filter-free, fun and fabulous Veeres

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Connoisseur · First Watch · Movies

102 Not Out: Two men and an empty nest

At long last, a pair of old men share the driving seat in an emotional movie ride. Statistics tell us that women outlive men in their lifespans. But what happens when their partners perish earlier and men are left alone in the empty nest? With 102 Not Out, director Umesh Shukla makes a gentle and entertaining attempt…… Continue reading 102 Not Out: Two men and an empty nest

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Connoisseur · First Watch · Movies

October: Slow Cooked Love

October is like that rare, precious and real moment which arrives in our prescribed lives completely unannounced. Like a soft petal, or a floating cloud, or a silent wave. Filled with calm and spontaneity. Making us wonder what to do with it. Savour it? Live it? Run from it? Fast forward it? Solid, ready, and patient, it waits…… Continue reading October: Slow Cooked Love

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Actors · Swansong

Goodbye Sridevi

I will miss you, Sridevi. Thank you kindly for all those deeply satisfying, funny, sad, happy, magic moments on screen. All fire, epitome of grace she was an acting institution. The actress did all kinds of cinema with superb conviction – commercial, B-grade, A-grade, critical in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages. From thunder…… Continue reading Goodbye Sridevi

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