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10 Reasons to Love Gangs of Wasseypur

As Anurag Kashyap’s entertaining, stylish and influential two-part gangster epic turns 10, it’s easier to see what in it really…

Paruthiveeran to Suzhal: Why Filmmakers Need To Do Better When Shooting Sexual Violence

While filmmakers do not condone sexual assault in any way with these films, it is important to steer clear of…

Netflix’s Comeuppance

The streaming giant's catastrophic collapse in the US stock market in April was joyously celebrated by multiple groups, including Hollywood.…

Kamal Haasan’s 11 Iconic Dance Moments Across Decades

Exploring Kamal Haasan's 40-year-journey with dance from Thakita Thadimi in Salangai Oli to Pathala Pathala in Vikram

The Cultural Resonance of Thaggedhe Le

In a country where everyday Indians continue to face the indignities of feudalist engagement, the catchphrase and its accompanying gesture…

SS Rajamouli’s American CrossoveRRR

RRR’s success in the US is unprecedented. But are American critics and cinephiles ready to contend with the film’s political…

Multi-starrer Market Math: What Vikram’s Success Means for Tamil Cinema

The Vikram experiment has shown Tamil directors and producers that one can make a film rooted very much in the…

Prosthetic Private Parts, Fake Blood Shortages: Stories From The Making Of The Boys

At a screening held in Sydney, actors Jack Quaid, Jessie T Usher, Claudia Doumit, Chace Crawford and Karen Fukuhara spoke…

How Bollywood Failed The North East

Following the release of Anek, four filmmakers from the North East critically look at Hindi films set in the region

Vikram…Vikram…: The Cultural History Of A Cult Classic AKA “India’s First Bond Film”

Kamal Haasan brought Hollywood to Kollywood and redefined the spy flick in Indian cinema with his 1986 cult classic Vikram.…

A Throwback To Kamal Haasan’s Hindi Debut

Ek Duuje Ke Liye was the remake of a Telugu film which promptly became the second-biggest Hindi hit of the…

‘Rangisari’, the new song from Jugjugg Jeeyo, is not really new

The legacy of this traditional bandish lies in the different versions in which they exist.