Gautam Chintamani

 Kangana Ranaut: The Star who transcends the silver screen

What separates Kangana from the rest is her ability to combine multiple narratives that have been used to great effect in the past.

19 Sep 2020

'Apropos of Nothing' review: Woody Allen's missing confession comes out

The autobiography reads like three different books that capture Allen in his childhood, his success and failures as a storyteller and his personal life, which the filmmaker never discussed up.

05 Sep 2020

When Aamir Khan's meeting with Turkish First Lady Emin Erdogan became talk of the town

The reaction to most celebrity actions also calls for the individual’s worldview.

30 Aug 2020

The new soft power

Amongst other things, 2020 would also be remembered as the beginning of the end of Soft Power as we knew it.

08 Aug 2020

Shake-up caused by COVID can also be seen as a blessing, Cinema now has to evolve and move on

When the pandemic put the breaks on his war thriller V2: Escape from Hell, Russian-Kazakh director Timur Bekmambetov completed his shoot from 1,200 km away.

19 Jul 2020

The Death of an Outsider

It’s no secret how a large part of the popular Hindi or Bombay film industry considers itself to be an exclusive club.

25 Jun 2020

Are films in the need of a new villain? 

If life as we knew it has undergone a transformation in the wake of Covid-19, how much would the post-coronavirus pandemic reality impact the narrative of our popular films? 

30 May 2020

Milind Soman's 'Made in India: A Memoir' book review

Written in a fluid, non-fussy style, Soman doesn’t shy away from talking about the dark stuff along with the achievements

23 May 2020

Irrfan Khan: Death of an actor who got lifetimes to his act

Irrfan would probably be the last of the stalwarts who underwent the classical journey of a stage-trained actor to become a global star.

02 May 2020

'Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star' book review| An Actor Unravelled

While it’s not like we don’t talk about him but had Irrfan been the star that he is in any other country, we’d be celebrating him a bit more.

18 Apr 2020

Are we headed to simplistic showtimes?

The argument that binge-watching Ramayan, Mahabharat, Circus and Byomkesh Bakshi would not slow down the spread of COVID-19 is one of the most unintelligent ones that you’d ever come across.

11 Apr 2020

Analysis can alter the perception of past

In 2004, the German film Der Untergang was criticised for its humanistic portrayal of Hitler during his final days.

15 Mar 2020

She Said: Breaking the sexual harassment story

One of the things that comes out clearly from this reportage is how the US, or maybe most countries in the world, had a system for muting sexual harassment claims that more often than not enabled the

22 Feb 2020

Revisiting creativity: The Imtiaz Ali way

It’s understandable that filmmakers constantly endeavour to connect with a new audience, which is also getting younger with each passing year.

22 Feb 2020

The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighbourhood

The latest addition to the ever-growing list of treatises on US-Pak engagement also tries to shed light on the path forward

01 Feb 2020