August 07, 2022 8:42 am
In 2022, Bawarchi is 50 years old and it still caters to the same fantasy - of living with a family that's perfectly cohesive, that has risen above its domestic disputes, and where love conquers all.
July 31, 2022 8:51 am
Mera Naam Joker's core thought of being sacrificial might have come from a place of magnanimity, but watching it now makes you think that not prioritising self-care is probably the most unhealthy trait that we have inherited.
July 16, 2022 8:12 am
The fear of being lonely has always been a relatable concept, and this core thought of Basu Chatterjee's Rajnigandha gets your attention from the start.
July 10, 2022 8:55 am
Aandhi is remembered for being 'that film based on Indira Gandhi's life' but there is more to this Sanjeev Kumar-Suchitra Sen film. The Gulzar-helmed movie released in 1975.
July 02, 2022 8:07 am
Much like its lead characters, Teesri Kasam was a victim of its fate. Because watching it today, it is hard to decipher why a film with such emotional depth, popular music and stellar actors did not get accepted 56 years ago.
June 25, 2022 8:06 am
Rajinder Singh Bedi's Dastak examines the idea of urban isolation for a woman who is not allowed to work, and is jailed inside her apartment.
June 20, 2022 8:26 am
Hindi cinema has made rom-coms by the dozen, but inspecting the ugly reality of a close relationship has always made us extremely uncomfortable. Basu Bhattacharya's 1974 film Avishkaar does this in a delicate way.
June 05, 2022 8:38 am
Nutan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Saudagar examines gender imbalance in marriage, where women are treated like free labour and men hold all the cards.
May 29, 2022 10:31 am
Safar does not defend its entitled, manipulative men, but it also does not defend its faultless woman. It punishes Sharmila Tagore's Neela, for loving her work, and accepts that the only way she could prosper was by letting go of the men in her life.
May 15, 2022 9:42 am
The 1970s were the era of the 'angry young man' but it was also the era where every 'larger than life' hero film was balanced with a subtle, almost relatable film. For every Deewar, there was a Chupke Chupke.