Dipti Nagpaul D’souza


The Journey Within
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Garnering rave reviews ever since its release last week, Marathi film Chumbak explores a boy’s struggle to choose between his dream and his honesty

Such a Long Journey
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Actor and producer Sohum Shah on the making of Tumbbad, which will open the Critics’ Week at Venice International Film Festival next month.

Imagine, It Isn’t Hard to Do
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

A Mumbai based ‘movie-on-demand’ company is helping indie filmmakers reach out to a diverse audience in smaller cities

Soorma actor Diljit Dosanjh: Working on Hindi, won’t die an English illiterate
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

Ahead of Soorma, Diljit Dosanjh on the limitations of not knowing English and his struggle to learn hockey.

Beyond the River
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

A documentary explores how ancient myths are used to push the idea of hypernationalism

Sanju actor Ranbir Kapoor: Playing the superhero doesn’t come naturally to me
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Ranbir Kapoor on Sanjay Dutt, being a male star today and how he deals with failure.

When Dalit filmmakers embrace their identity and reclaim their stories
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

"Our world is shown as colourless and poverty-stricken. Yes, we are economically poor but not culturally so. Where is the depiction of our vibrant culture, music and food? Why is our world shown bereft of it all?” asks Kaala director Pa Ranjith.

Marathi play, highlighting how Shivaji’s image is ‘exploited for political gains’, completes 700 shows
Wed, May 23, 2018

While part of the attraction for the audience is the presence of acclaimed Marathi filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, who is attending the celebratory show, the play itself is the main draw.

Deb Medhekar on Bioscopewala: ‘The film has to do with a regime that crushes creativity, freedom of expression’
Tue, May 22, 2018

In this interview, Medhekar talks about why he chose to make his protagonist a bioscopewala and what made him choose Danny Denzongpa for the role.

Madhuri Dixit: Women lose themselves somewhere when they get married
Fri, May 18, 2018

Back on the big screen after four years in Bucket List, which marks her Marathi film debut, Madhuri Dixit looks back on her journey.

Not in My Name
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

A people’s collective, Morche Par Kavi, which meets every month at Carter Road is a platform for dissent through poetry and music.

Tea, Time and Kashi: Hindi writer Kashinath Singh on a walk through Assi Ghat
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

On a walk through Assi Ghat, veteran Hindi writer Kashinath Singh shows us the city that Varanasi once was — and hopes that it might be found again.

From the Express Archives | Farooque Shaikh and I were similar in many ways: Deepti Naval
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Deepti Naval says the reason why her friendship with Farooque Shaikh stood the test of time is because they were similar in many ways. They both wanted to be part of commercial cinema but of the sensible kind.

Surpanakha still cackles
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

The search for the demon princess takes us to fading memories, obscure YouTube clips, feminist reimaginings and the television actors who played the powerful woman with all the sass they could muster.

Why did Katappa Kill Baahubali?
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

V Vijayendra Prasad has the answer. The screenwriter on his partnership with his son SS Rajamouli, writing fantasy and his next film on the Rani of Jhansi.

Skin in the Game
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Delhi will host the second cosplay championship this weekend. As the concept gains popularity, this year’s finalists talk about what it takes to be a cosplayer.

Amit Madheshiya on engaging with multiple media and his documentary, The Cinema Travellers
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Beyond the reception their film has received internationally, Amit Madheshiya and Shirley Abraham's engagement with the subject isn’t quite over yet. They are also working on a book that can tell the tales they couldn’t through the film or the photographs.

‘I know how elections work, our people do sell out’
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

JV Pawar, who helped fire up the Dalit Panther movement in the ’70s, talks about Bhima Koregaon and the conundrum of electoral politics for Dalits.

Husband ‘addicted’, woman moves Bombay HC seeking porn ban
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

The woman also mentioned domestic and sexual abuse at the hands of her husband who, she said, would force her to have “unnatural oral sex” with him.

Aiyaary director Neeraj Pandey: Only one body should have any say in the film’s release and that’s CBFC
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey's upcoming film Aiyaary is set against the backdrop of the army. In an interview to Indian Express, Neeraj shares his opinion on hypernationalism, Aiyaary's changing release dates and the involvement of the Ministry of Defence.