Shilajit Mitra

Tandav: Dino Morea and the politics of teaching

Together, these shows mark a resurgence for the actor, who had quit the mainstream in 2010 for some actorly soul-searching.

18 Jan 2021

Why Dino Morea went back to acting class

“He drives the narrative in a major way.” Streaming on Amazon Prime, Tandav is Morea’s third consecutive OTT release.

17 Jan 2021

'Tandav' review: A schlocky primer on Indian politics

At the 2018 Oscars red carpet, Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya had shut down a reporter who described the film as ‘ticking a lot of boxes’.

16 Jan 2021

'Kaagaz' film review: An underwhelming satire

Inspired by the life of Lal Bihari Mritak, a farmer who was listed dead on official papers, Kaagaz has the fixings of a great satire.

12 Jan 2021

Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi stars in an underwhelming satire

It’s ample indication that, despite the uniqueness of its story, Kaagaz will take the most obvious route to tell it.

09 Jan 2021

The girl in the red dress: Pankaj Tripathi’s Laali

While no one spits lines like him, Pankaj Tripathi can do just fine without them. Abhiroop Basu’s new short film, Laali, mines exactly that — with the actor cast as a lonely ironer in Kolkata.

08 Jan 2021

Pankaj Tripathi uses silence to convey volumes in Laali

While no one spits lines like him, Pankaj Tripathi can do just fine without them.

08 Jan 2021

INTERVIEW | An actor is always searching for his instinct, shares Arjun Rampal

Last month, Arjun was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drugs-related case (he refused to discuss the probe in this interview).

07 Jan 2021

She was loved and hated equally: Richa Chadha on her portrayal of 'Shakeela'

Richa Chadha and Indrajit Lankesh speak about capturing the real-life story of Shakeela Khan — and releasing a Pan-Indian film during the pandemic.

05 Jan 2021

'Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi' review: Mirth at a funeral

The brothers — played by Manoj Pawha, Ninad Kamat, Vinay Pathak and Parambrata — give voice to old resentments.

02 Jan 2021

Jumped on the chance to work with David Dhawan: Jaaved Jaaferi

“There was a film that nearly happened some fifteen years back,” Jaaved reveals. “It was a prison story with four leads, me included."

31 Dec 2020

Anil Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap throw down in a fun thriller

An intriguing poster had gone out — and still keeps popping up in cinephile circles.

26 Dec 2020

'Shakeela' movie review: A juvenile biopic of an adult star

As the film progresses, it succumbs to the same moralising it claims to criticise.

25 Dec 2020

'AK vs AK' review: Daddy’s day out

Forget it, he has not—at least on screen. In Vikramaditya Motwane’s meta-fictional thriller, AK vs AK, Anurag and Anil turn up as zanier versions of themselves.

25 Dec 2020

'Unpaused' review: Lockdown anthology looks back with hope and regret

Streaming releases are meant to have longer shelf lives, yet I can’t think of a better time to catch Unpaused on Amazon Prime Video.

19 Dec 2020