Gulzar composed a gentle, meditative song for a classic like Bandini more than 50 years ago, also won an Oscar
The similarities between Naseeb Apna Apna and Dum Lagaa ke Haisha are really just skin-deep though
Amidst the Oscar hoopla of the past few weeks, and the accompanying burden of expectations on a critic - that most of one's time should be spent analysing the relative merits of award favourites Birdman, Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel - one of ...
There is, of course, satirical exaggeration in this portrait of a medical ward as a purgatory for confused souls, administered to by angels whose faces keep changing
If Her is a bone-chilling romance between a man and a machine, it is also a comment on how human relationships are changing in an increasingly tech-dependent world
The protests against PK only strengthen the case for preachy actors
Mera Naam Joker is seen as one of Kapoor's most personal films
Usually, when a book is adapted into a film, the scriptwriters don't assume that their viewers have read the source text; the movie should work on its own terms
Though a scripted, fiction film, Boyhood was made in installments over 12 years and captured the actor's own growth from age seven to age 18
Passages from Rajorshi Chakraborti's Or The Day Seizes you reminded me of Fellini's 1963 film, Eight and a Half
The most Brechtian film I have seen from that period is Ketan Mehta's debut feature, Bhavni Bhavai
One can't help but note the connections between Shakespeare's prince of melancholia and Stoker's Prince of Darkness - both are preoccupied with death and afterlife. Seen here is a poster of the 1931 f
Kishore Kumar and Madhubala's is one of the most unusual - yet also oddly poignant - romantic pairings in Hindi-movie history
During a class I recently taught about film criticism, an ancient, all-too-familiar question surfaced like a Kraken bursting foully from the ocean's depths
One of the funniest and scariest scenes in Anurag Kashyap's 2004 film Black Friday - about the investigation that followed the 1993 terror attacks in Bombay - had a bunch of policemen pursuing a suspect named Imtiaz through a massive slum. Towards ...