Tag: bollywood

NH10 (2015)

Why didn’t you? Why did you? You should have known. Such are the premises of any horror movie, a series of bad decisions. The audience yells at the screen, imploring the characters not to turn […]

Jhansi Ki Rani (1953)

Having seen Manikarnika earlier this year,  I thought it would be fun to compare an earlier movie on the same subject. Rani Lakshmibai is an important historical figure and an important nationalist/patriotic symbol. However, media tells […]

Review: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is about love, family, acceptance, dreams, and art. Particularly the transformative power of art. Tl;dr: It’s really great, go see it. Sweety (Sonam Kapoor Ahuja) is a lesbian. The […]

Zero (2018)

Very short review: Very funny movie, excellent performances (particularly Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif), and, as usual, the more interesting story, the woman’s story, is on the sidelines. Additionally, the music was enjoyable, and the […]

Review: Krishna Cottage (2004)

Sometimes I’m lucky and I really want to see a movie that is in the theaters or easily available online. Sometimes I just sit with my cat and scroll through Eros Now until something sounds […]

Sexual Harassment in Bollywood

Women are speaking up and speaking out against harassment, misconduct, and mistreatment in the Indian film industry. Sexual harassment allegations pour in against many members of the media fraternity. Scroll.in Ganesh Acharya, Tanushree Dutta And […]

The Daily Fix: Tanushree Dutta’s charges are a reminder film sets must follow sexual harassment laws

Dutta’s story conjures up the life of the film set, where ideas of artistic licence have often bled into sexual licence which is non-consensual or inflected by unequal power dynamics. . . . . Bollywood’s […]

Movie Review: Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

Tanu Weds Manu has been on my list forever, so I was excited to sit down and watch it. And I didn’t like it. Which is a bummer, both because of my anticipation and because […]

“Inhi Logon Le Leena Dupatta Mera” (Various)

My friend loves Pakeezah, so I thought I’d cover the famous item number from it, “Inhi Logon Le Leena Dupatta Mera.” During the course of research, I found this wonderful article from Scroll.in, “Was the famous ‘Pakeezah’ […]

Movie Review: Stree (2018)

“Why do men feel threatened by women?” I asked a male friend of mine. … “They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said. “Undercut their world view.’ … Then I asked some women students […]