cinema

Nagarkirtan’s intersections

Kaushik Ganguly’s transgender love story is a nuanced and unflinching account of life on the margins.

| Jun 03, 2019

The ‘i’ of the storm

The Bollywood hit ‘Padmaavat’, India’s anti-sati laws and the failure to confront misogyny.

| May 14, 2018

To Modi, with love

The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be enjoying Pahlaj Nihalani's nationalist agitprop.

| Nov 17, 2015

Funny fatale

COLUMN: Just what is it about funny women that scares Bollywood?

| Oct 06, 2015

Cinema and the melodrama of nationalism

Understanding the recent furore over Hindi cinema in Bangladesh.

| Sep 15, 2015

Reading the nation in war

A review of Gita Viswanath’s book on Indian military literature and Hindi war cinema.

| Nov 14, 2014

Lines of control

What cinematic representations of the Line of Control say about Indo-Pak relations and the collective unconscious.

| Oct 27, 2014

The unique and universal in Satyajit Ray’s filmmaking

Are Satyajit Ray’s films still relevant today?

| Nov 12, 2013

Watching the detectives

Can Bengal’s enduring love affair with fictional detectives translate from the adda to the Indian big screen?

| Nov 08, 2013

The Languages of Lollywood

How linguistic politics impoverishes the diversity of Pakistani cinema.

| Sep 20, 2013

Load More

Latest Articles

Sustaining the myth of merit

How technical knowledge became the preserve of a ‘meritorious’ upper-caste elite.

From Bin Qasim to Ertugrul

How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

The costly spectacle of cricket

What COVID-19 reveals about the spectacle of cricket and inequality within the cricket fraternity.

The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

Colonial officers, venture capitalists and Baptist missionaries in the Naga highlands.