Shilajit Mitra

'Kota Factory Season 2' review: Whiplash with a heart

The road to IIT stretches out in the worthy second season of TVF-Netflix’s show

25 Sep 2021

'Ankahi Kahaniya' review: This Netflix anthology offers love on the quiet

The audience is just better oriented to a love story when told from a dominant gaze. The sequence of Boy meets Girl stays the same. 

20 Sep 2021

Bite-sized Love: A look at romance in the age of OTT

Not long ago, the romantic anthology went dead for a while. One would remember the close cousin of the ‘anthology’—the ‘hyperlink film’.

18 Sep 2021

'Ankahi Kahaniya' movie review: Netflix anthology offers love on the quiet

Bollywood directors rarely wrestle with love honestly but when they do, the entry point is almost always male.

18 Sep 2021

'Bell Bottom' movie review: A good-looking drag

Versatility ranks low in the list of Indian traits. Our heroes are usually good at one or two things, winning a medal or championing a cause, and that’s mostly fine.

17 Sep 2021

Abhishek Banerjee is a director’s actor: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari knows a thing or two about love—its quirks, its peculiarities.

15 Sep 2021

Filmmakers now turn mentors

The finalists will get one-to-one online feedback on their scripts on Zoom with four of the mentors at SWA Script Lab. 

14 Sep 2021

'Bhoot Police' movie review: Old chills, cold laughs

Pavan Kripalani’s film is draggy, samey genre fair. It’s a horror-comedy by algorithm: a sceptical lead who freaks out and has a change of heart? Check.

11 Sep 2021

'Female comics face more pressure than male counterparts'

Sumukhi Suresh, Prashasti Singh and Urooj Ashfaq on the ‘women in comedy’ tag and being on Comedy Premium League

08 Sep 2021

'Helmet' movie review: Shield your brains

For a film about buying condoms, Helmet is shockingly coy. Clearly shot in Benaras, Satramm Ramani’s film claims to unfold in ‘Raj Nagar’, a fictional small-town as nondescript as its name.

04 Sep 2021

‘People are shy to keep condoms, not guns’

Aparshakti Khurana chats about his new film Helmet, India’s first ‘condom comedy’.

02 Sep 2021

Being 'Krystle' clear about Chehre

D’ Souza and Rhea Chakraborty are the two female leads in Chehre. Both make limited appearances in the trailer.

25 Aug 2021

'Comedy Premium League' review: This Netflix special is short on laughs

Four teams with cheesy animal names rumble it out over six episodes (four of which are now streaming).

22 Aug 2021

We have to balance digital and theatrical releases: Akshay Kumar on 'Bell Bottom' release

Beyond their past 12 collaborations, Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta are the closest of friends.

19 Aug 2021

‘Making Bellbottom was a huge gamble’ 

We speak to Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta on the challenges of BellBottom, which opens in cinemas on August 19.

18 Aug 2021