Films

I Hate Sridevi for Dying

I Hate Sridevi for Dying

Even as shock reverberated through the Bollywood community on the loss of the industry’s first lady superstar an anguished Ram Gopal Verma penned a moving condolence letter saying, “I HATE GOD FOR KILLING SRIDEVI AND I HATE SRIDEVI FOR DYING.”...
Sridevi, Bollywood Superstar, dies at 54

Sridevi, Bollywood Superstar, dies at 54

Sridevi was so famous that most of India was on a first-name basis with her. Acclaimed for her versatility as an actor, Sridevi was best known for her comedic song hawa hawaaii in the film Mr. India (1987), and received critical attention for her role in Sadma (1983)...
When the Ego Bleeds, No Pad is Needed

When the Ego Bleeds, No Pad is Needed

“You enjoy being a man, when the woman in you wakes up,” says the IIT Delhi professor Walia in the movie Padman. He joined cooking classes when it fell upon him to single-handedly bring up his daughter (played by Sonam Kapoor), so she could continue to enjoy...
Watching Padman in Color

Watching Padman in Color

This is jointly reported by Geetika Pathania Jain and Ritu Marwah. Akshay Kumar has recently become the muse to the orifice. Fresh on the heels of Toilet: Ek Prem Kahani, a scatalogical homage to the policies of Swachh Bharat, comes Padman, moving the focus a few...
Intensity, Extravagance, Familiarity

Intensity, Extravagance, Familiarity

After much controversy and debate, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati – renamed to Padmaavat – officially released worldwide to packed movie theaters and thundering box office sales. Following suit from his previous films, Bhansali once again explores...
The Clothes The Emperor Wore: Did Rana’s Clothes Let Him Down?

The Clothes The Emperor Wore: Did Rana’s Clothes Let Him Down?

Shahid Kapoor as Raja Rawal Ratan Singh was let down by his dress designer. While the bestial villain, Ranveer Singh as Alāʾ ud-Dīn Khaljī’ swayed through the film Padmavat in his wolf skin, bold gold brocade and dark robes the sheep like hero was dressed in...