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.
Doing That Thing He Does: "Each movie requires a huge amount of time since I also work on the background score. Five have already released — Padman, Raid, Blackmail, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero and Manmarziyaan", says Amit Trivedi.
Manoj Bajpayee on his forthcoming film, Gali Guleiyan, and how Satya shaped the course of Hindi cinema. "This is a movie which matters a lot to me, and I have worked on it knowing well that it’s going to take a lot out of me as an actor and an individual," said Bajpayee.
Lust Stories attempts to unravel the mysteries of women’s hearts that are often brushed under the carpet told by prominent directors of Hindi cinema — Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar.