Category: Art & Cinema
Critical review of Indian and foreign art & cinema by those who spare no one from their sharp criticism
Iconoclasm is necessary to smash Soumitra Chattopadhyay myths
Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s essential to resort to iconoclasm to tear the myths around the legendary actor Soumitra Chattopadhyay, who died on November 15th 2020.
Charlie Hebdo, hate speech and the freedom of speech from an artist’s lens
Reading Time: 3 minutes Charlie Hebdo and other critics of Islam would use their art to demonise Muslims but never speak against French imperialism. Why?
Zombies: Where do they come from?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Zombies are well-known to the people, thanks to endless Hollywood flicks showing the undead dead. But it’s important to know the history of zombies as well.
Adieu, Irrfan Khan – the lone real artist of Bollywood!
Reading Time: 3 minutes The untimely death of Irrfan Khan, one of the most versatile and talented actors of our time, is a big loss for the Indian cinema.
Chhapaak film review: What’s‘adored’ in rhetoric and a detestation beyond surface polemics
Reading Time: 3 minutes A common viewer’s very common yet critical review of Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. The film on a very important topic still misses some factors.
The Hindi cinema and the rich man’s visceral Islamophobia
Reading Time: 6 minutes The visit of Deepika Padukone to JNU to express solidarity or simpler acts by a few actors won’t change the fact that Bollywood is an Islamophobia vessel.
The Accidental Prime Minister Must be Challenged Artistically and not Violently
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Accidental Prime Minister must not be opposed violently by the Congress. To oppose the film one must make a counter narrative or an artistic response.
Curtain Drop: Mrinal Sen, the Black, the White and the Grey
Reading Time: 5 minutes After living as a legend for 95 years, famous film director and critic Mrinal Sen bid adieu to the world on 30 December 2018 after leaving behind a long list […]
Tête-à-tête With Poet Sonnet Mondal
Reading Time: 5 minutes Widely published Indian English poet Sonnet Mondal’s poems reveal mysticism as compared to most Indian poets writing on political topics. The poet subtly restores the aura of life and the […]
Riots Over Padmavat is a Success of BJP’s Fringe Element Scheme
Reading Time: 7 minutes Throughout its history of existence, the Modi government has perfectly managed the business of organising lynchings of Muslims, arson, rioting and communal carnages by using a host of RSS-linked feral […]
Indian Television Casted to Oblivion as Youth Opts for English Soaps
Reading Time: 3 minutes Indian television is meant for everything but entertainment. The same judgement can be passed on a few if not all, Bollywood films as well. The repetition of the overused love triangles, […]
Times Lit Fest Honouring Modi’s Hindutva Mascots
Reading Time: 4 minutes The most popular literary festival of India, the Times Lit Fest will be organised this December in Mumbai, where, along with literary and cultural personalities, RSS’ favourite Yoga-Guru-turned-FMCG-businessman Baba Ramdev […]
What’s the Politics Behind the Padmavati Row?
Reading Time: 8 minutes A nationwide ruckus is created over the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 190-crore movie, Padmavati, by a little-known organisation –the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which is a feudal warlord organisation […]
Om Puri Died but He’ll Live in Indian Cinema
Reading Time: 2 minutes When the news of Om Puri’s death was circulated across the wire networks of India, tributes started flowing in and the top notch and bottom rugs of the film industry […]
Nationalism & Patriotism in Cinema Halls
Reading Time: 4 minutes Nationalism and patriotism must be on display in each and every cinema halls. Supreme Court has passed an order on 30th November that makes it compulsory for cinema hall owners […]