Gautam Chintamani

    Gautam Chintamani

  • Dilip Kumar, Indian cinema's greatest actor ever

    In a career spanning four and a half decades, nearly every single role that Dilip Kumar portrayed was unique and singularly his own.

  • Enter Rahul Dravid, the coach!

    An exceptional cricketer, Rahul Dravid has been through the ups and downs both on and off the field and it's just what Indian cricket needs to remain at the peak.

  • The 20 years of Bachchan 2.0

    The impact that Bachchan 2.0 has had on the medium can be best gauged by the kind of roles leading men of the 1970s and 1980s got post the second-innings of Bachchan.

  • The man who created the sound of the 1990s

    Although Shravan had not worked on anything new in the last fifteen years, his legacy only grows with time, and his memory would continue to linger.

  • Congress launches own new channel, but will it work?

    Whether INC TV manages to be a success in connecting directly with the masses would only be answered in time.

  • Shooting films in the times of rising COVID-19 cases

    The industry has accepted the ‘new normal’ but also needs to accept that both the terms ‘new’ and ‘normal’ will keep getting redefined.

  • Aamir Khan drops the pretence

    Considering the 'run-ins' celebrities seem to have or the 'backlash' any stance or comment of theirs generates, Aamir Khan's decision to quit social media is hardly a surprise.

  • How OTT has become a dumping ground for films

    This risk always existed and it was a matter of time before OTT experienced the same fate as multiplexes in the 1990s and the Internet in the 2000s.

  • Muttiah Muralitharan and the doomed biopic

    The recent outpouring of anger against a proposed biopic of cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan is yet another example of how perception often modifies reality when it comes to Indian films and the biopic genre.

  • Nolan's 'Tenet' and the arrival of cosmopolitan Mumbai

    The chaos and the confusion of Mumbai, also much of India, is usually beyond the comprehension of an outsider and yet, Nolan’s Tenet gets it right.

  • Why 2020 turned out to be a good year for India-US ties

    There are enough indicators that this might continue despite Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' previous posturing when it came to India.

  • Singing Moon: The brilliance of SP Balasubhrahmanyam

    Called ‘Paadum Nila’ (Singing Moon) by millions of fans, S.P.  Balasubhrahmanyam was blessed by the heavens.

  • What does Kangana Ranaut's Bollywood future look like?

    The way Kangana Ranaut is leading the charge of sorts when it comes to demarcating a ‘before’ and ‘after’ phase in Bollywood also hints at how the actress might just define the new regular. 

  • The rediscovery of Bobby Deol, who is back with a bang

    With two back-to-back talked about projects on OTT platforms, Deol is once again back to being one of the most talked-about actors but in an entirely different manner.  

  • Batting for Bollywood is fine, but it needs to be cleansed, too

    Jaya Bachchan has every right to defend the industry but at the same time, there is also an immediate need to clean up Bollywood, in more ways than one.

  • Faisal's charges couldn't have come at a worse time for Aamir Khan

    The recent revelations by Aamir Khan’s younger brother, Faisal Khan, that his family kept him locked up for a year, and also forcefully gave psychiatric drugs is the latest in a sibling fallout that first came to light over a decade ago.

  • Shah Rukh Khan as Munna Bhai, anyone?

    Every few years there are rumours about a possible reboot of the Munna Bhai franchise. Amidst the buzz of a solo film with Shah Rukh Khan, Rajkumar Hirani is also supposedly working on a Munna Bhai reboot with Shah Rukh Khan as the goon with a heart of gold and Varun Dhawan as his true ages sidekick, Circuit. A few years ago, speculation was rife about the future of the series when the judgment in the long-standing case that Sanjay Dutt was embroiled in was to be delivered.

  • India’s role in Israel-Arab world peace deal

    On 13 August 2020, the world saw the beginning of the end of one of the longest-standing strifes between Israel and the Arab world when US President Donald Trump’s announced a deal between Israel and the UAE to normalise their relations. The deal between Israel and UAE, a long-time ally of the Palestinians, came as a surprise to many and the effort to enhance diplomatic relations would include the opening of embassies, trade and technology exchanges, besides direct flights and tourism. The historic day was marked in a way few could have imagined — the city hall in Tel Aviv was lit up with side-by-side flags of Israel and the UAE.

  • Bollywood's Lost King - Govinda

    Since the untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput nearly all television news channels have invited industry insiders from across different generations to talk about the workings of Bollywood. One such name was Govinda, who fell out of favour with an industry that he was not only an integral part of but also dominated in the 1990s after hitting a bad phase. Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha’s statement that despite being an institution in himself, the industry shunned Govinda confirmed what many commentators have suspected for a while.

  • Jagdeep, the eternal funnyman: a tribute

    Perhaps, that’s the thing about the eternal funnyman: one never knew so much time had passed since he had been a part of some of our favourite funny moments in films.