Dil Dhadakne Do: Why this Indian Critic’s ‘Heart Can’t Go On’!

Okay Spoiler alert: This is not exactly a ‘review’. In fact, it isn’t a review at all. Let’s just say it’s a perspective debate with one national review and an international one as the quantifying factors. So Zoya Akhtar’s latest offering is characteristically set among the uber rich, picking up the thread from Zindagi Na …

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A Short History of ‘Dark’ Indian Cinema

In India they don’t make too many ‘dark’ movies. Well, you could argue that the likes of Govind Nihalni, Shyam Benegal and Mani Kaul did realistic (and hence dark) cinema. But I am not quite well-versed with their body of work. The indian cinema - or more precisely the Bombay film industry - I usually …

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