Alaka Sahani is a Senior Editor with The Indian Express, Mumbai. She received the National Film Award for Best Film Critic, 2013. Her Swarna Kamal citation states that the jury recommended her for the award for “highlighting facets of cinema beyond glamour and gossip by delving deeper into the contemporary relevance of iconic filmmakers”. In her articles and interviews, she goes beyond the tried-and-tested templates to offer insights into the workings of Indian cinema. Her choice of subjects is eclectic: from A-listers to emerging talents; the history of Indian cinema and its various trends; many strands of contemporary India and world cinema. While watching movies has been her lifelong passion, she also closely follows theatre in Mumbai.
After a long and rigorous selection process, SWA has now chosen six writers, whose scripts will be mentored by some of the best contemporary writers/directors of the Hindi film industry, during its first Script Lab in May.
The Kashmir Files has been declared tax-free in several states. What qualifies a film to be declared tax-free? How much cheaper is it to watch a film that is tax-free? Which other films have been made tax free in the country?
Shawn Levy-directed The Adam Project, a new time-travel adventure featuring Hollywood biggies such as Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Garner, is an emotional joyride about coming to terms with the past for a better future.
Writer-director Valdimar Jóhannsson and lead actor Noomi Rapace talk about the making of Lamb, a visually-rich thriller set in rural Iceland that attempts to show a poignant portrayal of motherhood and loneliness.
Siddharth Roy Kapur, who is the president of Producers Guild of India, believes that while the health crisis has hit the film exhibition sector, it has pushed the video streaming platforms to play a bigger role in the entertainment business.
The 47-year-old filmmaker speaks about his new film, Adh Chanani Raat, which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Punjab’s farmers, and moving away from literary adaptations in the future
Director Meenu Gaur’s Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam, a web series featuring actors Sarwat Gilani and Sanam Saaed, taps into the world of 'film noir' to create a fablesque feminist show set in a fictional Pakistani town
With graffiti on the school walls serving as a colourful backdrop, this newly opened library named ‘Satyadev Dubey Vachanalay’ is meant to attract serious readers and also serve as a meeting place for villagers.