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Character Spotlight: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’s Naina Talwar

In the tenth edition of the series 'Character Spotlight', I revisit the character Naina Talwar, played by Deepika Padukone, in Ayan Mukerji's hit film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013).

Too many new entries in Bigg Boss 13: A means to rake in numbers or shift focus from Sidharth Shukla?

As many as seven new and two evicted contestants have entered the Bigg Boss 13 house. And while the makers keep on bringing in people, the show interestingly has been only revolving around Sidharth Shukla.

Wondering what happened to Kolkata film fest audience? First ask what happened to Bengal’s film society movement

Watching a film is not enough. Debates, criticism, conflicting analyses, discussions on form and content lead to a general consciousness about cinema.

A different Yami Gautam in Bala

Yami Gautam outshines her co-stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in Bala.

Bala’s tragedy is everyone’s comedy

For Bala, much like Fleabag, 'Hair is everything'. He once had it all, but now with a balding head, Bala has difficulty in accepting his new reality.

Character Spotlight: Hera Pheri’s Baburao Apte

In the ninth edition of the series 'Character Spotlight', I revisit the character Baburao Apte, played by Paresh Rawal, in Priyadarshan's blockbuster comedy film Hera Pheri.

Swara Bhasker cusses at kid: It’s not child abuse, I swear!

There are two things to be pointed out in Swara Bhasker’s defence — the nature of the show, and the nature of the joke. And much to be read in the nature of the vitriol being directed at her.

Revisiting Hey Ram: Martin Scorsese would love this Kamal Haasan starrer

It is not an exaggeration but Hey Ram is more relevant today than it ever was. Not for nothing, Kamal, the actor and also the politician, hand-picked this film for a special screening as part of his 65th birthday celebration.

Kartik Aaryan and the Misogynistic Monologue: Dear men, the joke is on you

Ye good men of the world, no Rajjo nor Chintu should be the standard-bearer of your hopes and dreams and angsts. You deserve better.

Character Spotlight: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’s Nandini Darbar

In the eighth edition of the series 'Character Spotlight', we revisit the character Nandini, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's award-winning film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

What’s not to like about the Shah Rukh Khan-David Letterman interview? Plenty

Ever since Shah Rukh Khan appeared on American TV host David Letterman’s talk show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction on Netflix, there has been no stopping the renewed SRK adulation wave.

Is Vijay trying to emulate MG Ramachandran with his films?

Does Vijay have political ambitions or is he merely using politically-charged dialogues to get his films a wider reach?