Tag: Varun Grover


Qala (2022): The Anatomy of Guilt

Qala (2022): The Anatomy of Guilt: In human behavioral psychology, one of the first responses we yearn for and receive is that of the mother’s validation. Geared towards this positive response, we…

Qala (2022) Movie Explained

Qala (2022) Movie Ending Explained

Qala (2022) Movie Explained: Early on in Anvita Dutt’s Qala, its titular lead prioritizes a woman journalist in a room full of male journalists who want to get a bite of her.…

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Qala (2022) Review: A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Woman

Qala (2022) Review: Set in pre-Independence India, Qala (played by Triptii Dimri) is one of India’s popular contemporary playback singers. She is introduced in the film holding the Golden Vinyl and flocked…

Every Dibakar Banerjee Movie Ranked

Dibakar Banerjee; whose interesting oeuvre shows how he has tried reaching out to the audience both in form of the cinematic language and content has been out of sight post after his…


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…