Let’s play with films

From Aparna Sen’s Sonata to Ashutosh Gowarikar’s next untitled film, filmmakers are tapping  plays from Indian literature to bring amazing stories to the celluloid. Sangeeta Yadav talks to the veterans about the trend From Vishal Bhardwaj’sMaqbool adapted from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth or Omkara from Othello to Gulzar’s Angoor adapted from Comedy of Errors, Rituparno Ghosh’s The…

Rap the regions

After making a mark in Bollywood, Punjabi rappers are now tapping the regional music industry as well. Sangeeta Yadav talks to some about how this will help the youth recognise rich folk genres and bring regional artistes into the limelight One can call it a trend but one is told that it is more about…

Let’s Humma

From Laila main Laila, to Pal pal dil ke paas, this year has kickstarted with a slew of remakes of popular old tracks. SANGEETA YADAV tells you more about this revival trend that has Gen Z rocking to redone melodies Call it a fad or experimentation with the old chartbusters, the trend of remaking popular…

Unevolved desi superheroes

  Bollywood has warmed up to superhero films. Be it Toofan, Ajooba, Shaktimaan or Krrish and now A Flying Jatt, the evolvement of the Indian superhero has been superslow but unique.Sangeeta Yadav talks to industry experts on how & when a perfect one will come along with all his desi mannerisms Be it the hero’s…

And the winner is…

The clash at the box office is back with two biggies — Rustom and Mohenjo Daro — releasing next week. Sangeeta Yadav talks to multiplex owners, trade analysts and movie critics to talk about which movie will be the winner It’s Akshay Kumar vs Hrithik Roshan. Crime thriller vs historical drama. Small budget vs big…

The works for this year’s Ramlila

Delhi’s Ramlila this year would be full of special effects all the way from Bollywood. Not just top action directors, actors and VFX team but grand stage designs will be the showstoppers at Old Delhi in October. SANGEETA YADAV talks to the Ramlila committee chief on their modern mores to dramatise epic folklore Call it…

Here’s Sallu’s langot man

Rupchand Mane, the tailor who stitched Salman Khan’s langot in Sultan, talks to SANGEETA YADAV about his life journey which began as a wrestler and then being a driver and now a tailor  Ever since the trailer of movie Sultan released, there was talk of Salman Khan and his brief langot. The talk around his…