Namrata Joshi

Domestic despair

What is it that she has been maintaining a silence on, how has it come to affect each one of them individually, and the family as a whole, forms the core of Joachim Lafosse’s 'Un Silence' (A Silence).

27 Sep 2023

‘Laapataa Ladies  doesn’t necessarily need stars’: Kiran Rao

Kiran Rao’s sophomore film, Laapataa Ladies recently had its world premiere at TIFF, and the filmmaker talks about the the project, the delay between her directorial, and her train nostalgia

21 Sep 2023

Cinema without borders: Sweet Dreams- colonial crimes

In this weekly column, the writer introduces you to powerful cinema from across the world

20 Sep 2023

TIFF 'Laapataa Ladies' film review: Women Talking and Women Bonding

Women getting lost in the boondocks of North India is the stuff of the darkest of nightmares. Laapataa Ladies subverts the premise and, instead, turns it into a positive, hopeful story.

17 Sep 2023

'Through The Night' review: Truth on trial

The insensitive investigation and trial raise the expected questions.

17 Sep 2023

Our ageing stars are not fading yet

It’s as though SRK had anticipated that some of the venerable veterans of Bollywood, like him, would be turning the industry’s fortunes around after a long dry spell through the pandemic and after.

17 Sep 2023

Shreyas Manju, Brinda Acharya team up for 'Ondsala Meet Madana'

This travel-based film, which is helmed by veteran director S Narayan, went on the floors in Chikkamagaluru

06 Sep 2023

Cinema Without Borders: There will be blood

In this weekly column, the writer introduces you to powerful cinema from across the world.

06 Sep 2023

Glam queen who reinvents beauty in Gauri Sawant

Sen gives the series its moments; she is the one who stays with you long after it’s over.

03 Sep 2023

Mother’s courage seen in Amjad Al Rasheed’s debut feature Inshallah A Boy

But more than a few odd scenes like these, the most relatable aspect is the larger issue of unceasing battles that women must wage within a patriarchal setup.

30 Aug 2023

Cinema Without Borders: Zindagi Tamasha - The last dance

It sets the context for the heart of the film—respect, dignity and autonomy of art forms beyond the limitations of religion, politics and ideologies.

23 Aug 2023

'Baan' review: The long walk home

The flow of sights and sounds gives it a tactile element that is the real strength of the film.

16 Aug 2023

Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani: New wine in an old bottle

In the patriarchal scheme of things in Bollywood, the heroes do the bhangra, jive, swing, and hip hop but stay away from presenting even so much as a mudra of Bharatanatyam.

13 Aug 2023

'Only Murders in the Building' Season 3 Series review: Killing for a song

OMITB:3 marks yet another welcome return this season offering immense satisfaction and all-round joy when it comes to both the dead body and the investigation into it.

11 Aug 2023

Film Review: 'The Beautiful Summer' is all about finding freedom

While the film loses out a lot on the much-desired spirit and sensuality, with its patchy narrative, it gains in gravitas from a superbly layered performance from Yile Yara Vianello.

09 Aug 2023