Jai Arjun Singh

In Defense of the Song Sequence

The song and dance sequence in Bollywood cinema is often dismissed as a frivolous filler, but there is substance to it

Sep 15, 2013

Bollywood and borders

Contemporary Bollywood films seem to travel through borders and generations with an uncanny ease. Writings on the journey, however, are not as effortless.

Jun 28, 2012

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