Jai Arjun Singh
Posters in Kolkata. Namrata Joshi’s book examines film production and fandom in different parts of India. (Photo: Alamy)
Raakhee and MK Raina in Awtar Krishna Kaul's '27 Down'.

50 years of Hindi alternative cinema

26 min read . 04 May 2019
A still from the 2018 film, Mari Selvaraj’s ‘Pariyerum Perumal’.

Opinion | This skinny blue dog is me

4 min read . 21 Dec 2018
Orson Welles (left) on the sets of ‘The Other Side Of The Wind’.
A still from the Kamal Haasan (left) starrer, ‘Apoorva Sagodharargal’ (1989)

Honey, I shrunk the hero

4 min read . 23 Nov 2018
Adil Hussain with Maria Mozhdah (who plays his daughter) in ‘What Will People Say’. (Adil Hussain with Maria Mozhdah (who plays his daughter) in ‘What Will People Say’.)

Opinion | A soft-spoken patriarch

4 min read . 11 Nov 2018
Sohum Shah as Vinayak in ‘Tumbbad’.
Anil Kapoor in Mr. India (1987).

Opinion | Mr India and his forebears

4 min read . 19 Oct 2018
A still from ‘Gali Guleiyan’.

Opinion | Through a glass, darkly

4 min read . 28 Sep 2018
Sanjeev Kumar is among the old-timers whose work is seen as quaint or stodgy.

Opinion | The two faces of Haribhai

4 min read . 03 Aug 2018
A rain-drenched scene from ‘Manzil’.

Singing in the rain

4 min read . 29 Jul 2018
From Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious’ to Lekh Tandon’s ‘Amrapali’, directors over the decades have found ways to cleverly transcend censorship limits.

Slipping past the censors

4 min read . 13 Jul 2018
A still from Pankaj Parashar’s ‘Peechha Karro’.

Tinker tailor joker spy

5 min read . 23 Jun 2018