Profile of Carla Miriam Levy
On Helen's 76th birthday, revisiting some of the best, most outrageous stages she has ever adorned
Marriage and home are one and the same, and both require an investment of effort to flourish against the buffeting of the world.
Remembering the tragedy queen Meena Kumari on her death anniversary this week.
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.
Most of Nadira's characters are not at all likable and yet they are deliciously captivating
There are many delightful (and some shallow) stories and stereotypes about Parsis and Christians in Indian cinema...
Eena? Meena? Teeka? The name’s one key in a thicket of codes
Have they achieved it all? Hollywood could provide some cues.
His movies of the 1990s show the part hero, part benefactor, part avenger, part clown.
Again and again, Kishore's humble, simple-minded, loony characters win over women who are way out of his league by any societal measure.
Jewel Thief and Teesri Manzil, each film is, in its own way, an epitome of 60s style.
The theme of women driven to answer male violence in kind has shown up in quite a few movies of late.
Suspension of disbelief isn't just a necessary part of the movies — it's part of why we love the movies.
Kangana's mad and memorable rendering of Alka helps make Revolver Rani a rich and layered film.
How I learned to stop worrying and love the superstar.
The women in Salim-Javed's movies are people you feel you want to know.
These films show revenge not as a personal triumph, but as a dark and dysfunctional desperation, the terrible scream of a broken psyche.
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?.?.. ?
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.
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
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.