Pankaj Tripathi
Entertainment  /  Published 26.03.21

The widow who wouldn’t cry

What kind of tightrope did you have to walk on as actors to bring in humour in an environment which is essentially about death and grief? Rajesh: As an actor, a scene is a scene for me. I don’t...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 07.02.21

No scope to elope

A warm message arrived from Padmini Kolhapure and producer-husband Tutu Sharma last week, informing all friends that son Priyaank would have a civil marriage on Thursday, with the promise of a jumbo c...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Entertainment  /  Published 27.12.20

A gritty courtroom drama

The beats of Criminal Justice are familiar. Like the first season, Season 2 also operates as a gripping police/legal procedural, effectively chronicles life within the filthy confines of prison and cu...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 21.12.20

Screen 2020 decoded by the alphabet

Queasy Year 2020 made us endure howlers like Sadak 2, Laxmii and Durgamati, all big-budget films with an A-list star cast that proved to be unwatchable from start to finish. But the hall of shame cl...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 17.12.20

Kirti Kulhari returns with Criminal Justice

She’s already had a winner this year with Season 2 of Four More Shots Please! Now, Kirti Kulhari is looking to wrap up 2020 with the second season of Criminal Justice. The thriller series, whose...
By Priyanka Roy 


People  /  Published 06.12.20

‘I get paid to do what I enjoy’

1976: Tripathi is born in Gopalganj district of Bihar to Pandit Banaras Tripathi, a farmer and priest, and Hemwanti Devi Moves to Patna after high school and joins the Institute of Hotel Management a...
By Manasi Shah

Entertainment  /  Published 26.11.20

Shalini Vatsa is on a high after Ludo

Her quirky turn as the bindaas Lata Kutty, opposite Pankaj Tripathi’s Sattu bhaiya, in Anurag Basu’s Ludo is earning her a lot of praise. We caught up with Shalini Vatsa, who has earned he...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 23.11.20

A vulnerable, fallible detective with a conscience

Why have Diego Romero as DoP and what did he bring to the vision of the story? Diego and some of his friends met me in Madrid after watching a retrospective of my films at Madrid Intl Film Festival. ...
By Arindam Chatterjee

Entertainment  /  Published 11.11.20

A chat with team 'Ludo'

Movie theatres are slowly opening up across the country. Are you, in any way, disappointed that you couldn’t release Ludo on the big screen? Anurag: Right now, releasing it on a streaming platf...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 04.11.20

Pankaj Tripathi is the central focus of Laali

Calcutta boy Abhiroop Basu’s latest short Laali is presently being screened at the Dharamshala International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. The 35-minute short, starring Bollywo...
By Priyanka Roy 


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