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

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