The problem with shows such as Lalbazaar is that they take advantage of the relaxed censorship rules on the web by using sex and violence as a badge of cool, giving the audience the illusion that they are being served something ‘realistic’
Bollywood 2020 in looks like more horror and sports dramas, more Ayushmann Khurrana and Akshay Kumar, the return of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Imtiaz Ali and our first Baahubali-like mythological epic in Brahmastra
Most directors decide to treat the concept of “abroad” as a luxurious extension of big-budget Bollywood’s aspirational tone. But there have been films that don’t insist on highlighting where they are based as much as why their characters belong there at a certain point of time.
From reading the script of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind during breaks, to using ‘ittar’ to create a mood, to starting a Twitter thread, filmmakers, screenwriters, and lyricists share their peculiar writing habits