Gotham’s Dark Knight turns 75: Batman Evolution

On March 30, 1939, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics No.27. To mark 75 years of the Gotham’s dark knight, this infographic charts his greatest cinematic appearances. [Read more…]

From Sheila to Munni: The fall and rise of item girls

Ritika Saxena delves into the gyrating world of item number to seek out the roots of one of Bollywood’s most enduring indulgences. [Read more…]

The men and women who run India’s entertainment industry

They lie behind the scenes, but make no mistake these men and women are where the real power’s at. Ritika Saxena profiles the giants of our entertainment industry.

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20 in 2014!

Ritika Saxena digs into the treasure trove of movie classics and lists the movies that have turned twenty this year! [Read more…]

Situation critical: How the Internet destroyed the film critic

Where once there were film critics expounding on a film’s grammar, today there are witty guerilla critics playing the piper to millions across the Internet, and grammar be damned. Suchetana Bauri reports.

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Smashing through stereotypes, one role at a time

Bollywood is still coming to terms with the fact that women can be independent and self-sufficient. And though the change is glacial, it’s heartening that it’s taking place, writes Suchetana Bauri. [Read more…]

In conversation with Abhiram Suresh Unnithan

Ritika Saxena talks to the Malayalam film director about his debut film, full-frontal nudity and the virtues of content-driven cinema. [Read more…]

Why Indian films steer clear of marriage

Marriage may seem innocuous to many, but for Bollywood screenwriters it’s a pit full of vipers, writes Suchetana Bauri.

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Before there were stars, there were strange kids!

Did today’s stars already have that spark that set them apart when they were children? Ritika Saxena lists the celebrities who metamorphosed from gawky kids to gorgeous adults. [Read more…]

Antiheroes who swept us off our feet with their villainy

What Indian cinema needs is some cracking antiheroes. After all, we have done it in the past. [Read more…]