All posts tagged Bollywood

Women in Salim-Javed movies: the un-taming of the shrew
June 14, 2017, Comments Off

Guest post by Suharsh Sinha The Bollywood of 50s and 60s was a genteel place. Leading men were chivalrous, women were pi ...

Thoughts on Tamasha – What Not to be in Life
December 15, 2015, Comments Off

A Guest Post by Suharsh Sinha In Federico Fellini’s masterpiece, La Dolce Vita, the wistful faux intellectual, Mr. Ste ...

A Tale of Two Speeches
August 16, 2013, 10 Comments

I have spent every 15th August that I can remember, waking up to the live telecast of the Prime Minister’s speech from ...

Special Chabbis (2013)
February 11, 2013, 5 Comments

In our daily lives, save for an infinitesimally small minority, we do mundane jobs that fill the bank account and the ho ...

Talaash Music
Talaash (2012): Still Searching (For a good title)
December 3, 2012, 1 Comment

(This has spoilers only if you assume that there’s anything to be spoilt in the first place. I think there isnR ...

Why I could never win Student of the Year
November 2, 2012, 9 Comments

[A Guest Post by Suharsh Sinha. Suharsh is a lawyer working in London who can be regularly found outside Cineworld Shaft ...

Buddha Hoga Tera Baap
Bad Bollywood and the Doctorate
July 9, 2012, 11 Comments

I have often been accused of dragging unsuspecting souls to god-forsaken movie theatres, tucked away in the innards of L ...

Anil Kapoor and the Changing Face of India
April 27, 2012, 3 Comments

India is changing. The rich are getting richer, the poor poorer, mills are becoming malls, Delhi auto drivers are using ...

More on the Dirty Picture (2011)
December 4, 2011, 6 Comments

There was much hype over Dirty Picture. Pakistan banned its release, and Ekta Kapoor unleashed upon us a saucy promo wh ...

Camp Intensive Drama
July 10, 2011, 1 Comment

Sowmya Kumar gives us an extended love letter to Bollywood and Indian TV's taste for camp.