So much of the collective bafflement that succeeded Sushant Singh Rajput’s death stems from not knowing what happened, in being caught off guard, and in missing out on the ending of a story whose beginning played out for all to see. Dil Bechara comes closest in providing a closure.
By cherry picking its clients and assorting stories it wants to tell, by ticking boxes of caste, religion and class as imperative for an arranged alliance, Indian Matchmaking panders to the West gaze with complying obedience.
The Help actor Viola Davis recently said she regretted working on the 2011 film. This, however, is not the first time she said this. But in all probability the film's legacy will not be as tarnished as Gone With The Wind.
Based on the legend of Gulabo-Sitabo — two warring sisters-in-law — the film has almost literal stand-ins: a landlord and a tenant. Mirza (Amitabh Bachchan), and Baankey (Ayushmann Khurrana) are perpetually at loggerheads over the mansion.
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Devdutt Pattanaik spoke about the relevance of myths, the pointers he keeps in mind while presenting them to the present generation and if past provides a roadmap for the uncertain future ahead.
Weinstein, as Untouchable demonstrates, did not carve out an insular narrative for himself. He was not an outlier. Instead, he was nourished and enabled by a system which constantly makes leeway for powerful men by identifying their misdeeds as ancillary to their position and absolving them.
In the last couple of days, several independent booksellers have opened up in Delhi, Bangalore, Bhubhaneshwar and through the aid of Swiggy or Dunzo are reaching books to readers. Here are some of the independent bookshops which have resumed operations.
Irrfan Khan imbibed the ordinariness of the Bengali father with such aching emotional accuracy like he was always this person. Watching him, I felt like he really had married the woman chosen by his parents, gradually fallen in love with and later fathered two children.
In an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Peter Morgan, the creator of The Crown throws light on his research, maintaining fact with fiction and confirms what we knew from the start: the brilliance of Olivia Colman.
Titled Family Movie during conception, Tigertail is Alan Yang’s ode to his father. The latter (who did the voiceover for the beginning and the end) had immigrated to the Bronx from central Taiwan in the 70s much like the protagonist.
In a time like this, constantly worrying about being with the person you want to be with reeks of privilege. But when confronted with a disaster that none of us had accounted for — and which of all things is diminishing hope — it also feels strangely natural.
Kavita Krishnan spoke to indianexpress.com regarding the pronouncements she made in the book, her perception of fearless freedom and the insidious way language affirms entitlement of men even when used for the benefit of women.
In one of the interviews prior to the release of the film, Ayushmann Khurrana had disclosed its intent: to make people receptive to the idea of homosexuality. The usage of the word “receptive” as opposed to “accepting” is both interesting and telling.
Lana Wilson borrows the name of the documentary from one of Swift's songs, Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince. But it is impossible to not notice its nod to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s blistering 2013 novel, Americanah.