They give form to a filmmaker’s vision, yet they toil in relative anonymity. The production designers of Bollywood have proved their genius in recent films
So goes Vikas Bahl’s mantra, whether he is chasing scripts or making movies under his own banner. As he awaits the release of Shaandaar, the filmmaker explains why
Amateur chefs woo foodies for exotic meals and great table conversation
Turning the courtroom genre on its head, Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut film Court is drama in slow realism
The struggle of an award-winning Partition film, Qissa, for an audience in India
Hussain Dalal is Bollywood’s most sought after dialogue writer. But that is not his only job
With two back-to-back blockbusters, director Mohit Suri is finally the talk of the town. His films follow a fixed formula of doomed love, lilting music and derivative story lines. But is there more than meets the viewer’s eye?
Narendra Kumar Ahmed gains in influence even as he shuts down stores. His new job at Amazon India lets him focus on his designs and give techies style tips
Comedian Johny Lever tried to keep his daughter Jamie J away from the glare of showbiz, but she was too talented to ignore
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground
MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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