Hindi cinema

A still from Sujoy Ghosh’s Netflix series ‘Typewriter’
Stills from (left) ‘Gully Boy’ and ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?’

The ghosts of Albert Pinto

8 min read . 28 Jul 2019
A still from ‘Gali Guleiyan’.

Opinion | Through a glass, darkly

4 min read . 28 Sep 2018
Raghubir Yadav in ‘Love Per Square Foot’.

Travellers and platforms

4 min read . 23 Feb 2018
A still from ‘Tu Hai Mera Sunday’.
Jaya Bachchan in a still from ‘Mili’.

A visit to the shrine of film-making

3 min read . 20 Oct 2017
A still from ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’. Alongside Amitabh Bachchan’s rise in the 1970 and 80s, a group of filmmakers and actors, graduates from Delhi’s National School of Drama and the Film and Television Institute of India, solidified the parallel cinema movement. Photo: Picasa

The binary pleasures of Hindi cinema

5 min read . 18 Aug 2017
Irrfan Khan-starrer Hindi Medium delves into the education system in Delhi. Photo: AP

Is Hindi the new cool?

3 min read . 19 May 2017
A still from Kanu Behl’s film ‘Titli’ (2014).

Our cities and their cinemas

4 min read . 24 Mar 2017
Varun Dhawan played the role of an available, ordinary, local boy whom Alia Bhatt falls for at the end in ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ (2014), the first instalment of the franchise that released ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ this year.

How boy (really) gets girl

5 min read . 24 Mar 2017
Rekhta founder Sanjiv Saraf.

Urdu, a cultured language

2 min read . 16 Feb 2017
A still from ‘Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh’

Mother superior

5 min read . 17 Dec 2016
Kangana Ranaut in a still from ‘Queen’.<br />

9 ways Hindi cinema can rescue itself

10 min read . 28 Sep 2016
Sholay is remembered for its dialogue, penned by Salim-Javed.<br />

In defence of ‘dialogue-baazi’

4 min read . 15 May 2016