Bollywood

Lipstick Under My Burkha short-changes women’s dreams

Ratna Raman

Maybe such stories are true of lives women lead in small-towns but is LUMB supposed to be a documentary on the graphic horrors of being a woman in small-town India?
Ratna Raman Delhi

Half-Girlfriend & Hindi Medium: Made in England, Ship to Delhi

Nikhil Thiyyar

Two Bollywood releases attempt to tackle the discrimination that people who can't speak English face in affluent circles. Only one succeeds
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

Bahubali 2: An eclectic, absorbing sequel

Nikhil Thiyyar

Cinema is politics but it is not necessarily political. In imposing lenses of ideology and gender roles on a film like Bahubali 2 and its predecessor Bahubali critics are doing the films a disservice
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

Trapped: Alone in a crowd

Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped asks us a few pointed questions about the loneliness of urban existence. He does it by mooring his film in a genre that Bollywood has never fully embraced: the survival movie
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

History vs Bollywood

When will the Hindi film industry give us a sports biopic that shows the truth, warts and all?
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

Dangal: Touching the mat, with wit and grace

Sonali Ghosh Sen

Of course, the Aamir magic gilds Dangal; but the inspiring story of the Phogats also holds its own
Sonali Ghosh Sen Delhi

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Vastly Offending

Sonali Ghosh Sen

Just what does Karan Johar take his audience to be, lumping it with something as inane as this film?
Sonali Ghosh Sen Delhi

Pink: Why No means No

Pink is a tour de force which deconstructs the walls of misogyny and patriarchy which have ossified into becoming the status quo
Sonali Ghosh Sen Delhi

Baar Baar Dekho: 'Ken and Barbie ki Prem Kahaani'

What if you could go back in time and not watch a movie? What if you could get those two and a half hours back?
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi  

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