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Rishi Kapoor- The first chocolate boy of bollywood

Rishi Kapoor- The first chocolate boy of bollywood

[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Female” buttontext=”Read out this Theel for me”] Rishi Kapoor was to the baby boomers and generation X, what Irrfan Khan was to the Millenials. Some of our hearts were already broken yesterday. Those that were untouched by the latter’s passing have met the same fate today. And the people who liked them…

Kanche: Binding the un-bindable

Kanche: Binding the un-bindable

Cinema is a compelling medium of communication, which can influence large audience. Looking back in history, we can look at numerous such instances where complex social, cultural, economic, political, psychological, and spiritual concepts were easily explained through cinema. Particularly in the Indian context, with the additional elements of “Bollywood-ness” in place, cinema becomes the sole…

Visaaranai: A radical critique of systemic violence from Vetri Maaran

Visaaranai: A radical critique of systemic violence from Vetri Maaran

If one follows the current tendencies of Indian mainstream cinema over the past couple of decades, one sees a lack of films that deal with the intersection of caste and class violence perpetrated by the state. Visaaranai is an exception to the norm. Vetri Maaran (the director of the film) is currently considered to be…

Joker and Mahatma: What should one remind us of the other?

Joker and Mahatma: What should one remind us of the other?

These topics become mine, for articles on Gandhi have occupied my Facebook wall more than any wishes of ‘Gandhi Jayanthi’. Perhaps this is so because of the increasing online publications in India. On a different note, the movie ‘Joker‘, which hit Indian screens on Oct 2nd, 2019, also opened to excellent reviews. “I am fortunate to have…