Watching a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie on the big screen is like being caught in the middle of a waking dream; stunning-looking portraits that suffer from a lack of inventiveness.
Before Gangubai Kathiawadi, here is looking at Bhansali's past work and what makes a 'SLB film'.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! which released in 1994 is replete with old-fashioned gender roles that looks regressive from the vantage point of hindsight. We should not forget that the film was a reflection of its times, where patriarchy ruled the mainstream without many challenges.
Drishyam inspired remakes in Tamil (Papanasam), Kannada (Drishya), Telugu (Drushyam), Hindi (Drishyam), Sinhalese (Dharmayuddhaya) and even in Chinese (Sheep Without a Shepherd). And all of them did outstanding business at the box office.
From Shah Rukh Khan's Raj to Salman Khan's Prem, here's looking at which of the popular heroes of 90s and the Noughties would fare today.
Jeet Ki Zid, starring Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh, Amrita Puri and Aly Goni, could’ve been just another Republic Day release. But, it ends up being a lot more.
The events that unfold in The Great Indian Kitchen are not unique. The film talks about the culture of oppression and its traditional means that have been perfected over generations to keep the women subservient to men.
These often-used dialogues are a constant reminder of just how deeply patriarchy and its practices have seeped into our social structures and our thought processes.
Bigg Boss 14 has seen the most number of "comebacks" of evicted contestants.
Rape, murder or child sexual abuse cannot become a convenient backstory device to explain away a woman’s mental or physical health issues, or to make her interesting/edgy enough to be engaging.
Kalidas Jayaram gives a heartbreaking performance in Thangam, and Prakash Raj's ruthlessness feels lived in and too close to reality in Oor Iravu.
Paava Kadhaigal offers a peek at the horrors that humans are capable of inflicting on others in the name of honour. And experiences like this would surely make us more empathetic to the sufferings of others.
As the tough year draws to an end, the story of OTT (over-the-top) has only just begun. Here's what makes the digital platforms so savvy and how they are shaping the future of Indian entertainment.
With Rajinikanth throwing his hat in the ring for the next state elections, it seems people of Tamil Nadu will once again face a tough question that so far remained within the confines of cinema: Rajinikanth pudikuma? illa Kamal Haasan pudikuma? (Do you like Rajini or Kamal?)
While Tenet does fall short of perfection due to a lot of exposition and little to no backstory to the major characters, it does what it promises -- deliver an enthralling big-screen experience with eye-popping action effects.
Bigg Boss 14: It is disappointing to see how Salman Khan laughs off questionable behaviour by people he likes yet roasts other housemates for doing the same thing.
Kamal Haasan wanted to tell a story about a persecuted tribe in the colonial era in the now-defunct epic historical movie Marudhanayagam, years before Mel Gibson made a movie called Apocalypto.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Aditya Chopra's meditation on love and NRI culture, is the longest-running Hindi film. But the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer's rigid patriarchy and submissive female characters have not stood the test of time.
Why is it impossible to imagine a show that can be engaging without pandering to the same sexist stereotypes or glorifying suffering as a means of ennoblement for women?
While the other two seniors - Hina Khan and Gauahar Khan have taken the chance to show off their fashion and makeup skills on Bigg Boss 14, Sidharth Shukla is clearly not out of his competitive mode.
Dear Bigg Boss creators, now that you have announced another season, please try not to serve us the same dish in a new platter.
SP Balasubrahmanyam had sung more than 40,000 songs in 16 languages. But, his contribution to music goes beyond his sheer volume of work.
Enola Holmes is not your stereotypical political drama. But it does belong to that genre too. Because every statement, every move that Enola makes is rooted in her society's history and politics.
Atlee, who is celebrating his 34th birthday today, has written and directed four movies to date. Among them, Theri, Mersal and Bigil, featuring Vijay in the lead role, have found a place in the list of movies that are not worth revisiting.
Kangana Ranaut has been baying for nearly every Bollywood's denizen's blood. But recently, Jaya Bachchan finally stood up to defend her industry. This, however, wasn't the first time the doyenne has spoken her mind.