Bombay Talkies, Still Talking

Kaveree Bamzai

The lost studios of Bollywood still carry the romance and innocence of filmmaking in another era. Open takes a whirlwind tour

A New Reel

As the structure of state support for films gets dismantled, the industry stands divided

‘The book itself was like a best friend,’ says Mira Nair

Mira Nair speaks to Divya Unny about her connection with Vikram Seth’s epic and the joys and challenges of filmmaking today

Sofia Coppola: Beholden to the Father Figure

Sofia Coppola’s new film is a father-daughter buddy movie. The director talks to Rajeev Masand about her departure from reflective character studies

Shonali Bose: Life After Death

Shonali Bose channels a personal tragedy to tell a true story in her new film

Malayalam Cinema: Frames of Small Things

Social realism without inflated heroism powers the new wave in Malayalam cinema

‘Freedom is something you fight for,’ says Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta makes her digital debut with a dystopian series. The filmmaker tells Divya Unny how a particular tale can be universal in nature

Tamil Cinema: Independence Day

The female lead in Tamil cinema is finally moving beyond stereotypes

Lijo Jose Pellissery: ‘I make films. I don’t make moral lessons’

Malayalam filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery is one of India’s most original auteurs


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