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Directors From Parallel Cinema Entering Mainstream Bollywood

Directors From Parallel Cinema Entering Mainstream Bollywood: Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s Naseem (1995) is a tender film dealing with a sensitive subject like communal violence without portraying bloodshed. He has an impressive portfolio…

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10 Great Films On Hotstar You Can Stream Right Now

10 Great Films On Hotstar That You Can Stream Right Now: After Netflix and Amazon Prime, Hotstar is one of the most used streaming apps to watch movies and TV Shows. For…


The 10 Best Hindi Films Of 2015

Bollywood is still not done with the masala films, but an audience can always choose. I took an oath to stay away from cinematic thrash this year. While there where occasional let-downs: R. Balki’s Shamitabh & Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet to name a few, there where some really surprising films like Harshavardhan G. Kulkarni’s Hunterrr & Neeraj Pandey’s Baby. But Unlike last year, 2015’s mid-list had a lot of gems and the later part of the year mostly was cold, except three films in the list that follows:

How Masaan (2015) Divorces Women’s Desire From Shame

There’s a song in ‘Masaan’ (2015) with the lyrics, “Mann Kasturi Re, Jag Dasturi Re”, meaning “The Heart is Emotional, The World is Practical.” It’s a fitting song for the film, which…