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Onir to direct documentary film about contemporary art world

March 25, 2021 7:40 pm

The cinematic study will look at both origins and departures from academic and pedagogic lineages, and simultaneously offer insight into contemporary art practices of diverse artists

Filmmaker Onir to pen memoir

March 02, 2021 11:53 am

The book, to be published under Penguin's Viking imprint, will be co-written by Onir and his sister, film editor-screenwriter Irene Dhar Malik.

Sonakshi on celebs supporting farmers' protest: Human to stand up for other humans

February 06, 2021 8:29 am

Other Indian celebs who reacted to the ongoing farmers' protest include Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Siddharth, Swara Bhasker, Vir Das, Prakash Raj, Abhay Deol, Onir and Sushant Singh.

Onir to make a film on author Raga Olga D'Silva's coming out story

June 17, 2020 7:46 pm

Onir hopes to bring to the viewers the harsh reality and the immense courage it takes for women in India to come out, particularly if they are married and have children.

Filmmaker Onir's personal memory: My week with Wendell Rodricks

February 13, 2020 1:17 pm

The biggest takeaway from the late Wendell Rodricks' life is to be proud of yourself in every aspect, be it the land you come from or the body. Embrace yourself.

Onir: Male actors are still insecure about playing homosexual characters

March 14, 2019 8:47 pm

Filmmaker Onir feels a film with LGBTQ characters can get a mainstream release.

Nandita Das, Celina Jaitly, Apurva Asrani and other Bollywood stars support LGBTQ community

July 13, 2018 6:08 pm

Bollywood personalities have spoken out against the Indian Penal Code, specifically Section 377 that makes being a part of the LGBTQ community a criminal offence. They have asked for the law to be decriminalised.

Onir: Struggle of independent filmmakers has changed, not stopped

March 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Filmmaker Onir, known for helming independent films, says the nature of struggle has changed for small budget movies, but the challenges haven't vanished altogether.

Shab movie review: Even interesting faces fail to save this sloppy, choppy piece of work

July 15, 2017 12:57 am

Shab movie review: Given Onir’s experience in creating interesting characters grappling with the kind of personal demons not usually seen in Bollywood, especially in his last outing I Am, Shab should have been a far more accomplished film. All these are characters, fleshed properly, could have given us a film.

Onir had conceptualised Shab 17 years ago

June 23, 2017 6:38 pm

Filmmaker Onir has said that his upcoming film Shab had been conceptualised 17 years ago. Talking about the film, he said: "It is about city life. It is a place where people come from small cities and towns with their own dreams. Everyone wants to achieve something."


It's a wrap for MAMI 2014: Parineeti, Aamir-Kiran, Anushka, Madhuri, Vaani grace the day

October 22, 2014 10:58 am

The closing ceremony of the 16th Mumbai Film Festival had many familiar faces including Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Anushka Sharma, Madhuri Dixit and Parineeti Chopra among others.