Monojit Lahiri

Bollywood’s Affair with Shakespeare

In India, Shakespeare was first attempted on the screen in Khoon-e-Nahak (Murder Most Foul)

Lights! Camera! Goal!

As celebrities and business honchos storm the auctions, will football in India get a new kick?

Phirangi Bollywood Bimbos

They seem to be "here today, gone today" eye-candy, seductive time-pass distractions for a constituency who, once the movie is over and the phirang bimbos exit, are happy to relapse into contented amnesia.

The Curious Case of Katrina Kaif

Here is a star who is the definitive outsider, can’t speak proper Hindi, can’t really act and yet has socked the box office, hearts of audiences and advertisers and remains the most googled

Uncle Sam V Uncle Shyam

Being a celeb in Politics is no guarantee on transporting the voting public to a never-neverland-of-happy-ever-after.

Hotter Than Romance

Bromances are tough nuts to crack providing filmmakers a real challenge.

Is Bollywood a Global Force?

Even after 68 years of Independence, Indian movie buffs are still looking West for approval.

Reel Politics

Bollywood’s political films fail to make the cut.

Death By Twitter

Social networking in these insatiable, exhibitionistic, let-it-all-hangout-times.

Party Time For The Three Khans

In year 2014, the buzz is that the three trail-blazing musketeers of B-town, the Khans, are going political.

Do Beauty & Brains Mix?

Beauty acts as a double edged sword.

Now Showing Celebrity Breakups

Splits, break-ups, divorces, romances, extra-marital link-ups, fatal attractions, Bollywood has dished ‘em out for ages.

Switching Lanes

Why do the oldies want to return after their successful first innings?

The Smut Rut

Today with Grand Masti rocking the audiences in multiplexes in fashionable, hi-ticket sections of metro cities, sex comedies of this regressive, libidinous, racy, bawdy kind — surprisingly green lighted by the censors — have gone legit and been accepted as another fun form of mass entertainment.

The Wrong Road

The raging controversy over India’s Oscar entry.

H.A.L.T.

Bollywood’s warring hotties announce a cease-fire, ending several silly, messy and childish spats played out in public. Is it for real, or Oscar-winning performances for self-publicity?

In Defense of Sequels

The pressures and challenges of providing more thrilling and exciting content than the first is no joke.

Second Acts

The score card on directorial seconds

Flipp’n Flops

Who is to blame when a film flops?

Some Like It Chilled

What is behind our fascination with horror films?

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