Ektaa Malik

Articles By Ektaa Malik

Playing on a Loop

Music director Tanishk Baghchi on giving old songs a new identity, starting from scratch and being an introvert in showbiz

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel shows us how far we have come, and yet how far we have to go: Tony Shalhoub

The cast of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel on the new season and staying ahead.

‘I am not trying to force a political commentary’

Film director Abhishek Kapoor on Kedarnath, working with newcomers and new styles of storytelling

Notes from the past

Filmmaker Naina Sen’s The Song Keepers follows The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir that has adapted ancient German hymns. The documentary, which took Sen about four years to make, released in theatres in Australia earlier this year.

Mirzapur review: A tedious watch

Mirzapur, with almost hour-long episodes, is a tedious watch, and even its top-notch cast can’t save this mammoth show from sinking.

Man of Many Shades

"We need a visual narrative to be woven into the script right at the conception level or we will keep suffering from mediocre cinematography. I suspect that most Bollywood films can be heard on radio," says Pankaj Kumar, the cinematographer of Tumbbad. 

Hasan Minhaj: ‘Self-deprecating comedy will resonate more’

Stand-up comic Hasan Minhaj on the famous White House Correspondents’ Dinner, using pop culture references and his latest show on Netflix.

The Kaushiks, except for the late pregnancy thing, are my parents: Badhaai Ho director Amit Ravindernath Sharma

“The Kaushiks — except for the late pregnancy thing — are my parents. And I have lived in such sarkari houses,” says Amit Ravindernath Sharma, director of the recent hit Badhaai Ho.

Capital gain

Couturier Gaurav Gupta’s new flagship space has opened in Delhi. Simple letters in gold against a white backdrop are the only indicators to the store, in which, upon entry, one is greeted by a tree encased in a glass prism.

I need to really value myself as an actor: Kay Kay Menon

Actor Kay Kay Menon on his debut web series, the #MeToo movement and waiting for his next big outing since Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar

I need to really value myself as an actor: Kay Kay Menon

There are certain facts of life that you cannot change and then you put your head down and just work. I have done enough work for which I was over-qualified, says Actor Kay Kay Menon.

Run, Hide, But You Can’t Escape

Rahi Anil Barve on directing the all-consuming Tumbbad, the primal emotions of greed and fear, and why box-office returns are crucial.

Fire to the Rain

Currently in India as part of the Oz fest, they bring narratives that are centuries old. They turn 30 next year, having performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the summer 2000 Olympics and at the recent Commonwealth Games.

Over the Rainbow

The Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2019 edition wrapped up with a rainbow themed grand finale where designers celebrated the recent Section 377 verdict

Dramatic Flair

The people, collections and trends at Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2019

All Roads Lead to The Walled City

Theatre veteran Anamika Haksar on directing her debut film, documenting Old Delhi and why introspection and dialogue is the need of the hour.

Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Delhi: Artistic Flair on display on day one

Day one of the Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week in Delhi saw an interplay of design and art

Sunil Grover: Actors can’t be taught, they can only be groomed

TV funnyman Sunil Grover on his big-screen outings, staying grounded, and why comedy is self-explanatory.

Designs on India

Five Australian designers are showcasing their works on the opening day of India Fashion week, which kicks off in Delhi today

All Around You

At YouTube’s PopUp in Delhi, Marc Lefkowitz speaks about regional language videos, democratisation and staying invested in India.