How ‘Parineeta’ evolved in Bollywood from 1953 to 2005…

June 10 – Marks the anniversary of Pradeep Sarkar’s sparkling directorial debut with Vinod Chopra Productions’ Parineeta. With an unconventional title and a debutante female actor playing the title role, the film was a risky proposition on papers. Sarkar had his belief in place and the producers laughed all their way […]

Sairat – A smashing Marathi soundtrack that India should celebrate

Filmmaker Nagaraj Manjule’s Sairat is one feature film that has seen it all. Having managed the rare feat of impressing critics and audience alike, the film is now a part of the prestigious ‘Indian Panorama’ at the 47th International Film Festival of India, Goa (IFFI Goa). As Sairat continues to find great admiration from […]

‘Piya Ka Ghar’: Middle-Class Life In A Cramped Metropolis

Rajshri Productions takes the cake and the whole bakery when it comes to upholding traditional Indian values. Piya Ka Ghar directed by doyen Basu Chatterjee heralds Rajshri values in all glory while staying intact to the kind of story-telling he is known for. This simple, little tale makes you relate to the quintessential lower […]

Nil Battey Sannata – A neat feel-good flick that celebrates motherhood and Mathematics!

Mother-daughter relationships are dicey. Equally complicated are father-son relationships and what is shared between siblings of same gender with significant age difference. These are cases where the elder parties weave hopes to replicate their unfulfilled dreams through the other. Well, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary’s Nil Battey Sannata is not just about […]