Chup

Chup (2022), directed by R Balki, is an unusual crime thriller wherein a serial killer is on a mission to kill …

Twisty Eight: Clubbing With Dev Anand

The 1950s and the ’60s. The era of noir in mainstream Hindi cinema; a time of the urban crime thriller …

Dupetta

A young woman (Yasmin) brings her husband to an elderly doctor to restore her husband’s disfigured face following a horrific …

High Five: Stars Laxman Never Met

On March 7th, 1952, The Times Group that published the English Daily, The Times Of India, launched a film magazine, …

Bhumika

Usha (Smita Patil), born and brought up in a poor Brahmin family that had seen better days, is trained in …

Two To Tango: MG Ramachandran & B Saroja Devi

It was the release of  Nadodi Mannan on August 22nd, 1958 that first brought MG Ramachandran (MGR) and B Saroja Devi …

Jogi

Ali Abbas Zafar’s Jogi (2022), currently streaming on Netflix, is set in 1984 against the backdrop of the horrific Sikh genocide that …

Take 5: Noor Jehan Across The Border

I’ve always maintained that one of the biggest losses to Indian cinema at the time of the partition in 1947 …

Classical Hollywood and His Girl Friday: An Analysis

“… the principles which Hollywood claims as its own rely on notions of decorum, proportion, formal harmony, respect for tradition, …

Wedding Season

Wedding Season, helmed by Tom Dey and streaming on Netflix, is a romcom set amongst the Indian diaspora based in …

Screenplay by Raymond Chandler

Enough has been written about perhaps the greatest mystery writer of all time, Raymond Chandler. Born on July 23, 1888, …

Short Takes: 3 By Tourneur

Director Jacques Tourneur (1904-1977) will always be remembered for helming one of the greatest film noirs of all time, Out …

Twisty Eight: Clubbing With Dev Anand

The 1950s and the ’60s. The era of noir in mainstream Hindi cinema; a time of the urban crime thriller …

High Five: Stars Laxman Never Met

On March 7th, 1952, The Times Group that published the English Daily, The Times Of India, launched a film magazine, …

Two To Tango: MG Ramachandran & B Saroja Devi

It was the release of  Nadodi Mannan on August 22nd, 1958 that first brought MG Ramachandran (MGR) and B Saroja Devi …