Aditya Shrikrishna

Sruthi Hariharan's Nathicharami: Rules of entanglement

In director Mansore’s Kannada film Nathicharami (now streaming on Netflix), starring Sruthi Hariharan, a widow goes through sexual reawakening, amidst grief and feelings of guilt.

09 Feb 2019

You and yours in the MeToo Era

The main players — privileged and white — in Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble’s You, now on Netflix, are just like you and me — in Indian context, privileged and upper caste.

10 Jan 2019

Sandi Tan's Netflix documentary 'Shirkers': For the love of cinema

A fortnightly column on what’s good – old and new - in the vast ocean of content in the streaming platforms around you.

28 Dec 2018

On the many readings of pataakha

Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha landed up on Amazon Prime last week as silently as it landed in theatres.

13 Dec 2018

Familiar fear: Iram Haq’s What Will People Say

In Iram Haq’s Norwegian-Urdu film What Will People Say (Hva vil folk si), languages intermingle with a kind of free will not allowed for women in the protagonist’s household in Oslo

29 Nov 2018

22 July: This Netflix original is a document of hate in the post-truth world

The face of terrorism in Paul Greengrass’ 22 July, a Netflix original, is something we’ve seldom seen in cinema before.

15 Nov 2018

On 'Private Life' and its antithesis, 'Badhaai Ho'

Badhaai Ho, the latest Hindi film from Amit Ravindernath Sharma, works like an antithesis to the 2018 Netflix film 'Private Life'.

01 Nov 2018

Little things: A show about the little things amid life’s daily drudgery

Little Things is one show that had its first season on YouTube, and after stupendous success, has moved home to Netflix for the sophomore season.

18 Oct 2018

Paltan review: Based on events from 1967, with sensibilities from 1967

What would JP Dutta do if we manage to achieve world peace? Yes, I know, but stay with me on this thought experiment.

08 Sep 2018

Dhadak review: A terrible adaptation that rips the soul out of Sairat 

Dhadak, with the help of Shashank Khaitan and Karan Johar, rips apart Sairat’s soul.

21 Jul 2018

'Sacred Games' review: A tasteful adaptation bolstered by great performances

The guilty party is Alokananda Dasgupta who has scored Sacred Games, and the music seems to convey that Sartaj has just set his eyes on the love of his life.

10 Jul 2018

'Sanju' movie review: A strange but entertaining biopic

Sanju: A film that is intensely Bollywood and in love with the industry, but the approach is a strange concoction of melodrama, parody and comedy.

30 Jun 2018

Nadigaiyar Thilagam/ Mahanati: An ode not just to Savitri, but to South Indian cinema itself

The author talks about how Nag Ashwin's Savitri biopic, Mahanati/Nadigaiyar Thilagam, doubles up as a visual retelling of the history of South Indian cinema.

24 May 2018

The themes of Lijo Jose Pellissery

The author talks about the recurring themes in the films of director Lijo Jose Pellissery
 

23 May 2018

'Raazi' movie review: An engrossing spy thriller

Films dealing with the India-Pakistan relationship can be a minefield but Meghna Gulzar tiptoes around the common pitfalls.

12 May 2018