India Insight

Movie Review: Talvar

October 1, 2015

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In their pre-release interviews, the makers of “Talvar” have emphasized a point over and over again – that their film is an impartial attempt at reconstructing the murder of a teenager and a servant in suburban Delhi.

Movie Review: Calendar Girls

September 25, 2015

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Movie Review: Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

September 25, 2015

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Courtroom drama, and a resignation, in India’s Oscar fight

September 23, 2015

Chaitanya Tamhane‘s “Court“, a multi-lingual film about India’s creaking judicial system, has been chosen as the country’s entry to the 2016 Oscars in the best foreign-language film category. But Wednesday’s announcement was marred by a jury member resigning minutes before the final vote and accusing committee chairman Amol Palekar of corruption.

Photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta’s homecoming

September 23, 2015
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He was no stranger to Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art. He spent several years in this Lutyens’ Delhi edifice because his father, a sculptor, was the gallery’s director. So it’s a homecoming of sorts for the museum to hold a retrospective of photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta, whose sudden death three years ago during an assignment shocked the art community.

The man who made a policeman – and a smashed typewriter – go viral

September 23, 2015

Ashutosh Tripathi was having breakfast at a Lucknow eatery when he spotted a policeman threatening vendors and workers outside a city post office. The photojournalist took out his camera and started clicking as the policeman smashed the typewriter of an elderly man.

Movie Review: Katti Batti

September 18, 2015

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Movie Review: Meeruthiya Gangsters

September 18, 2015

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In search of good roles, not stardom – Imran Khan

September 17, 2015

Seven years ago, Imran Khan was an up-and-coming star and touted as the next big thing in Bollywood. But his last three movies were box-office bombs and he dropped off the radar for several film-makers, losing projects he had already signed.

Bollywood’s ‘Talvar’ does a ‘Rashomon’ on Aarushi murder case

September 16, 2015
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One of India’s most sensational murder cases is at the centre of a new Bollywood film that attempts to deconstruct a crime that transfixed the country and dominated headlines for weeks.