Ektaa Malik

Ektaa Malik is a special correspondent with The Indian Express. She writes on the ever-evolving digital space, cinema and fashion.

Articles By Ektaa Malik

House Arrest movie review: Home Alone

House Arrest movie review: Ali Fazal passes off as an urban, suave former banker, but there are times when we see him slip into a Mirzapur twang.

Marjaavaan movie review: Tried, Tested and Failed

Marjaavaan movie review: Marjaavaan could perhaps be used as a new drinking game, where you raise your glass whenever a melodramatic or a rhyming one-liner is delivered. You will get drunk in the first half-hour itself. Guaranteed.

One Mic Stand: Shashi Tharoor tries his hand at stand-up comedy

Shashi Tharoor and Kunal Kamra team up in a new stand-up comedy show that goes on air today

Built to order

Writer Samit Basu on his cinematic debut, hikikomori and the possibility of an Indian Game of Thrones

Sharib Hashmi on why it’s a good time to be an actor and what made Family Man tick

The actor is happy with the rising popularity of the digital platform, and how attention to detail and casting have changed the game for actors like him.

Little Things Season 3 review: A little too much

Little Things Season 3 review: The intention of Little Things is pure and in the right place, but what's the point if you are unable to execute them? A little bit of heart could have gone a long way. Little Things has become something big and boring.

Jack Ryan Season 2 review: The John Krasinski starrer is watchable

Jack Ryan is watchable, courtesy its tight writing and detailing. The narrative is more complex and layered, reflecting global geopolitics.

Up and Somewhat Close with King Khan on Netflix

The moment Khan appears on stage, looking very much his 53 years, but nonetheless dapper — in a charcoal black suit and an open white shirt — the theatre resonates with cheers from the audience that seems primarily desi.

Team behind arrival of Karl Lagerfeld label in India talk about creating clothes for the Indian shape

The 80-piece collection, available at Cover Story’s Delhi and Mumbai outlets, is a bit of a departure from the usual aesthetics of the brand.

The More the Merrier

Delhi-based Rajesh Pratap Singh, known for his signature white creations, presented an all white collection. The show began with dancers clad in white twirling on the ramp.

Rooting for Jesse Pinkman is not an option

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is life coming full circle for Jesse Pinkman’s character and the devoted fans of the hit TV show.

Recent edition of India Fashion Week showcased young talent; invoked themes of inclusivity

Keeping in tune with the theme of inclusivity, designer Sameer Madan’s Spring Summer 20 womenswear collection embraces heritage and history, and yet doesn’t let it entrap you.

Gone with the wind

The showcase by HUEMN underwhelms at LMIFW-SS 2020

Coming of Age

Ragini Ahuja’s stellar show kicked off the first day of India Fashion Week.

Designer Anamika Khanna on invoking global silhouettes and the need to invest in timeless, classic pieces

A global silhouette with a very local Indian aesthetic is something of a calling card for Anamika Khanna. Over the years, she has successfully blended Indian artisanal handiwork with western silhouettes and drapes.

Designer’s collection with Kashmir touch faces heat, taken down from Instagram

The campaign that featured clothes invoking Kashmiri silhouettes and cuts, and shot in the Valley by photographer Avani Rai, was released on October 2.

Arigato, from Tokyo

Japanese high street brand enters India with fanfare and kurtas in tow

Remembering Kaalia

Following the success of Sholay, Viju Khote became a regular in Hindi films.

Bard Of Blood review: Contrived espionage drama

Bard Of Blood review: Spanning seven-episodes, the series was meant to be a slow burn, but it often drags. Melodramatic dialogues and cumbersome lines don’t match with the stellar cinematography.

Bard of Blood was a first-of-its-kind experience: Emraan Hashmi

The cast of spy-series, Bard of Blood, on tough conditions and significance of digital space for original content