Tag: cinema

Sushant Singh Rajput and the Tragedy of Repetition

Rather than responding to the unfortunate demise of Sushant Singh Rajput by discarding the very model of Bollywood, people still want to hold their sense of reality together by explaining its failures in terms that leave their fantasy of Bollywood intact. That the star Khandaans of Bollywood actors are mean nepotistic sadists can be felt as a betrayal or a ‘violation’ of a dream of social mobility but not as an evidence for a faulty structure whose very exploitative basis goes unquestioned.

Chhapaak: An Important Story That Went Unheard

Chhapaak adopts an approach that is usually not the norm for the treatment of a story like this, and that’s where its beauty lies. Instead of asking us to sympathize with acid attack victims, it asks us to fight against the occurrence of the crime itself.

Brownfaced: Ariana Grande’s Vogue cover and Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30

Earlier this month we saw the release of Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 and Ariana Grande’s Vogue cover shot by famous photographer Annie Leibovitz. These two pieces of pop culture produced in two different continents had one thing in common: the glaring use of the brown face.

Women and Women of ‘Bollywood’

On International women’s day, we look at some of our most recognized female characters in the Hindi Film Industry and how they are portrayed in our very much celebrated Cinema.

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