Rachel Dwyer is an author and culture critic based in London. She has written extensively on Hindi cinema and is an Open contributor
The sensual pleasures of food haven’t been fully explored in cinema
In Indian cinema, atheists become believers by the end of the film
We celebrate multiple Christmases
Indian soft power has to travel beyond familiar shores
It’s glorious to be rich in Hindi cinema
It is a reflective sorrow, the mood of a creative person. It leads to the desire to be alone
Why were the films which established Shah Rukh Khan as a major star those that showed him as a psychopath?
Not feeling fruity? Go veg out
The Liberating Songs of Pyaasa
Our columnist returns to the classic monsoon songs of Hindi cinema. A seasonal reminder of love and longing, desire and sorrow
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