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When Marriages Turn Sour

When Marriages Turn Sour

May 23, 2016

Marriage and home are one and the same, and both require an investment of effort to flourish against the buffeting of the world.

Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered

Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered

Mar 31, 2016

Remembering the tragedy queen Meena Kumari on her death anniversary this week.

From Aurat To Mother India

From Aurat To Mother India

Mar 17, 2016

The message: once Mother India has made the difficult decisions and painful sacrifices, those of her children who remain will be squarely on the road to prosperity.

Enviably Evil

Enviably Evil

Feb 22, 2016

Most of Nadira's characters are not at all likable and yet they are deliciously captivating

Quirky Parsis And Drunk Christians

Quirky Parsis And Drunk Christians

Jan 22, 2016

There are many delightful (and some shallow) stories and stereotypes about Parsis and Christians in Indian cinema...

My First Love

My First Love

Nov 12, 2015

In some fifty Shabana Azmi movies I've watched, I haven't come across anything else as? demanding as Ishk Ishk Ishk, Gaja Gamini, or the execrable Son of the Pink Panther?.?.. ?

Revenge, Served Cold

Revenge, Served Cold

Sep 07, 2015

These films show revenge not as a personal triumph, but as a dark and dysfunctional desperation, the terrible scream of a broken psyche.

Real Stars Of Sholay

Real Stars Of Sholay

Aug 17, 2015

The women in Salim­-Javed's movies are people you feel you want to know.

Romancing Rajesh Khanna

Romancing Rajesh Khanna

Jun 23, 2015

How I learned to stop worrying and love the superstar.

Killer Kangana

Killer Kangana

May 30, 2015

Kangana's mad and memorable rendering of Alka helps make Revolver Rani a rich and layered film.

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

Apr 22, 2015

Suspension of disbelief isn't just a necessary part of the movies — it's part of why we love the movies.

Rani's Got A Gun

Rani's Got A Gun

Apr 04, 2015

The theme of women driven to answer male violence in kind has shown up in quite a few movies of late.

Picture Abhi Baaki Hai

Picture Abhi Baaki Hai

Mar 05, 2015

Have they achieved it all? Hollywood could provide some cues.

Two Films, One Maker

Two Films, One Maker

Feb 25, 2015

Jewel Thief and Teesri Manzil, each film is, in its own way, an epitome of 60s style.

For The Love Of A Feckless Goofball

For The Love Of A Feckless Goofball

Feb 09, 2015

Again and again, Kishore's humble, simple-minded, loony characters win over women who are way out of his league by any societal measure.

Why Govinda Remains Trickster No. 1

Why Govinda Remains Trickster No. 1

Jan 22, 2015

His movies of the 1990s show the part hero, part benefactor, part avenger, part clown. 

A Good Solid Smile

A Good Solid Smile

Dec 22, 2014

Our columnist spent a day on the sets of PK and found it a much more comfortable mouthful than her first taste of paan there.

A Space Of Her Own

A Space Of Her Own

Nov 21, 2014

On Helen's 76th birthday, revisiting some of the best, most outrageous stages she has ever adorned

No Heroism Required

No Heroism Required

Nov 06, 2014

Why is the Hindi film pantheon filled with heroes behaving badly? Not the intentionally morally grey type, but those who are essentially just jerks, and yet no one around them seems to mind

Films And The City

Films And The City

Oct 13, 2014

Visiting India for real lets the films breathe with a new vivacity, especially those in which a location has so much vibrancy as to be a character in its own right.

Lolita, Oh My Darlingg!

Lolita, Oh My Darlingg!

Sep 05, 2014

Eena? Meena? Teeka? The name’s one key in a thicket of codes

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