Missing Village Rockstars from Assam at Oscars 2019

Missing Village Rockstars from Assam at Oscars 2019

Village Rockstars, India’s official Best Foreign Film entry for the 2019 Oscars, didn’t make it to the final nominations list. Critically hailed in India and on the international stage, the movie is a fine piece of work by Rima Das who directed, wrote, produced,...
Top Ten Bollywood Movies of 2018

Top Ten Bollywood Movies of 2018

Women shone in Hindi cinema in 2018, the Khans sobered down, solid scripts made their mark, and character actors rocked big along with stunning lead performances. HAMIDA’S TOP TEN COUNTDOWN Here are my top ten, chosen mainly for their content, uniqueness, and...
How Guru Dutt Discovered Waheeda Rehman

How Guru Dutt Discovered Waheeda Rehman

Serendipity in the form of a buffalo helped Guru Dutt discover Waheeda Rehman. A driving accident with a buffalo cart badly damaged his car and Dutt was stranded in Hyderabad for three days with friend and working partner Abrar Alvi. Alvi narrates the story in Sathya...