Entertainment  /  Published 08.07.20

Homemade, intensely personal

Art, in its simplest terms, is just a way to force a new perspective onto something familiar. To rip apart its definition and redefine it. Our lives were familiar, and now they must be reconstructed. ...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 29.06.20

A lot of people have said I look Bengali’

Tripti Dimri is on cloud nine. Huge praise has come in for her film Bulbbul, in which she plays the title character with a remarkable blend of raw strength and innocent vulnerability. The Telegraph&nb...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 27.06.20

A feminist fable redefines the horror genre

We create our demons. The ones within us, the ones outside us. Bulbbul talks about both, and how they often meet. Hinging itself on the fantastical, if slightly flimsy, myth of the she-demon or chudai...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 27.06.20

'Chaman Bahaar' falters in parts, but not Jeetu

Amixture of deep angst and unfathomable helplessness lies at the heart of the Jitendra Kumar eye-roll. We’ve seen it right from his early work in Pitchers to the recent Panchayat: a blend of the...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 14.06.20

Sachin before cinema

When Sachin Tendulkar, the cricketer who makes her swoon, roots for her on Instagram and her closest buddy, Aditya Thackeray, becomes a minister with his dad as chief minister, you know that her achch...
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Entertainment  /  Published 09.06.20

Lion scene-stealer Sunny Pawar is the heart and soul of Chippa

There are some films that you really don’t want to brand as good or bad. They may technically not be up there or could even end up being emotionally manipulative in parts, but the warm, fuzzy feelin...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 07.06.20

Sushmita Sen returns as a shero in Aarya

The story of Neerja Bhanot, the courageous flight purser who lay down her life in the line of duty, had been bubbling inside Ram Madhvani for more than a decade before he brought it alive in Neerja, o...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 05.06.20

'Choked': intriguing premise but not a compelling film

There is a moment somewhere in the middle of Choked where Sarita and Sushant, engaged in a shouting match, move from one room to another arguing at the top of their voices, the camera voyeuristically ...
By Priyanka Roy in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 03.06.20

The Last Dance: A must-watch for sports fans

For those who want a change after the dark grittiness of Paatal Lok, here’s a strong recommendation for 10 evenings with the men who walked on air, aka, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. The Las...
By Malavika Banerjee in

Entertainment  /  Published 03.06.20

Snowpiercer: Timely and largely thrilling

Snowpiercer aims to be in a space too close for comfort. Its post-apocalyptic narrative is set in 2021 (yes, just a few months away) in a world that’s actually ended seven years ago. “First, the w...
By Priyanka Roy in


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