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Can women leads deliver hits in Sandalwood?

On Women’s Day, we ask directors and female actors if women-centric films are truly so, and if they sell at box office

Published on 8th March 2018

'Representation of women in Indian films has been largely stereotypical'

Stating that the representation of women in the mainstream Indian cinema has been "coquettish" for far too long, eminent filmmakers and actors say it is important to question such stereotypes

Published on 13th January 2018

Lipstick Under My Burkha team reunites for woman-centric film

Ekta Kapoor and Alankrita Shrivastava have come together again for another project also to be centred around women

Published on 9th January 2018

Teach film appreciation in schools: Konkona Sen Sharma

The actor  believes that teaching children the art of film appreciation in schools can bring back the audience to theatres

Published on 16th December 2017

Mumbai Musings: Day 6 - The pointlessness of Q&A with audience after a film screening

This week-long column is a contemplation of the films watched by the writer on each day of the ongoing 19th Mumbai Film Festival

Published on 18th October 2017

My mentor, Naseeruddin Shah: Aahana Kumra

Aahana Kumra of Lipstick Under My Burkha fame says the veteran actor has played a huge role in her career so far

Published on 20th September 2017

Most actors are selfish: Emraan Hashmi

The actor, who is gearing up for the release of Baadshaho, talks about the film, being part of multi-starrers, and the box office, among other things.

Published on 23rd August 2017

Ms. Representation: Small town wonders

Bareilly Ki Barfi is the latest addition to a host of films which talk about the portrayal of small town women and their desire to not be judged

Published on 22nd August 2017

Bareilly Ki Barfi: A middling romcom that's less romance and more comedy

The film which has some clever writing and good performances stays too light to make much of an impression

Published on 18th August 2017

Lipstick Under My Burkha opens Melbourne Film Festival 

Alankrita Srivastava's film kickstarted the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) that aims to highlight the diversity in Indian cinema.

Published on 11th August 2017

Ms. Representation: Women behind the veil

Lipstick Under My Burkha is an exploration of women’s relationship with their bodies

Published on 1st August 2017

To certify or not to certify

The ‘A’ certificate given to Taramani for portraying women drinking has created a much-needed debate. Directors and censor board officials weigh in…

Published on 26th July 2017

Lipstick Under My Burkha: Fine film under all the fanfare

The film tells four compelling stories that put a mirror in front of patriarchy, without bothering to try and smash it

Published on 21st July 2017

Intimate scene in Baadshaho to be chopped?

The makers have apparently chosen to edit out these scenes in order to avoid facing the wrath of the CBFC

Published on 19th July 2017

Anupam Kher calls the Indu Sarkar row 'ridiculous'

He feels that a united voice of the industry, like that raised before the release of Udta Punjab, needs to be heard

Published on 18th July 2017

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