‘Meera’ and ‘Viridiana’: Through the prism of religion and faith

It doesn’t occur to me often when I watch films from two different geographies and they weirdly connect over a common crux. The unusual happened as I explored Luis Buñuel’s iconic Spanish classic Viridiana (1961) and Gulzar’s Hindi feature film Meera (1979). The former is about a novice nun’s tryst with the disruptive […]

“Meri Pyaari Bindu”… A beautiful, deeply felt romance that’s confident in its skin!

When our protagonist Abhimanyu (Ayushmann Khurrana) reaches a familiar music shop to get his favourite ‘mix tape’ fixed, the shopkeeper declares how certain combinations are to die for. Singularly perfect, they make for a priceless brew if put together. Just like Abhimanyu’s mix tape, and his chemistry with childhood sweetheart […]