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A homage to the cinema of John Carpenter

After two successful seasons, Netflix has come out with the third season...

Dull, boring, purposeless: Chaubey’s worst film

One of the biggest problems that the Indian society continues to face is the caste system. But if there is...

‘I trained a lot for my role in Salman’s Bharat’

Actress Disha Patani made her acting debut in Bollywood with M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story in 2016. The sports drama, based on...

Stories inspire me to write my lyrics: Ankur

Singer-songwriter Ankur Tewari has been receiving praise from all quarters for his work as a music supervisor in Zoya Akhtar’s...

Film Review: A gripping tale of Mumbai’s street-rap scene

There is a scene in Gully Boy where in a girl with a dusky complexion spray-paints a hoarding publicizing a...

‘We are planning to do a couple of web series’

Filmmakers Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., popularly known as Raj & DK, speak to Guardian 20 about the kind of cinema that...

Film Review: Choreography, visuals elevate a predictable plot

When a filmmaker like James Cameron makes a promise there is every reason to believe that sooner or later it...

Race 3 is the only film I faced criticism for: Saqib

Saqib Saleem began his Bollywood career in 2011 with his romcom Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge and now he is entering into the digital...

Emraan Hashmi: In a league of his own

Actor Emraan Hashmi had a fairly successful start in Hindi cinema with a string of box-office hits, but that didn’t...

Women take centre stage in this web series about friends

Amazon Prime Video’s Four More Shots Please—starring Sayani Gupta, Kirti Kulhari, Bani J. and Maanvi Gagroo—is a story of four urban...

‘Theatre has played a defining role in my life’

Best known for his role in the television sitcom F.I.R., Shiv Pandit was recently seen in the Netflix original series...

Film Review: Honest effort marred by a disjointed screenplay

Hyperlink cinema isn’t still very common to Hindi cinema. And good hyperlink cinema is even rarer to come by. Pia...

Film Review: Hard-hitting war drama makes all the right moves

On 18 September 2016 four terrorists attacked an army base near the town of Uri in the Baramulla district of...

My upcoming films are very exciting: Sidharth

Sidharth Malhotra recently became the first ever male actor in India to endorse a makeup brand for women. He is...

New wave of Indian cinema: 2018 will be remembered as a golden year

The year 2018 has proven to be a rather peculiar year for Hindi cinema. While it witnessed big-budget, star-studded films...

Film Review: An action-packed film about women safety

In the year 2010, Hindi cinema witnessed an interesting turnaround in popular taste with the success of Abhinav Kashyap’s Dabangg,...

New wave of Indian cinema: 2018 will be remembered as a golden year

Pankaj Tripathi, Actor 2018 was really good for cinema and for my acting career. It was  an extremely busy year...

Film Review: Acting and screenplay outshine the plotline

With the advent of internet the world started to shrink which brought everybody closer than ever. But at the same...

‘More people are now watching Punjabi films’

Jassie Gill is a celebrated singer and has acted in both Hindi and Punjabi films. After his debut in the...

‘I want to make movies that are demanding’

Director Abhishek Kapoor is all set for the release of his film Kedarnath, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and debutante Sara...

Film Review: Predictable script, groundbreaking visuals

During an early scene in Shankar’s 2.0, the much-awaited sequel to his 2010 blockbuster Enthiran, an old man standing in...

Film Review: Would have passed as an entertainer back in 2012

Back in the ‘90s, Sunny Deol was nothing less than a personification of macho superstardom. For most part of the...

‘Doing Mirzapur was a different experience’

Amazon Prime’s gangster drama Mirzapur became the talk of the town even before its premiere on 16 November. Actors Ali Fazal and...

‘Idea of the villain has evolved in Bollywood’

Veteran actor Puneet Issar, who gained immense popularity for his role as Duryodhan in the TV show Mahabharat (1988–1990), speaks...

This actor-turned-comic’s métier is humour that everyone can relate to

“In today’s time, there is only one king and that is content,” says actor Ajay Gehi, who has recently forayed...

‘#MeToo will make the industry a better place’

Actress Neha Dhupia, in conversation with Guardian 20, speaks about her 15-year-long acting career and the art of staying relevant. She...

Film Review: Saif’s Baazaar is all about money and moral values

During a brief scene in Gauravv K. Chawla’s Baazaar, Shakun Kothari, the Gujarati business magnate essayed by Saif Ali Khan,...

Kajol: Always in limelight

There was a phase in the 1990s and early 2000s when almost every major Bollywood production featured Kajol as the...

‘The beauty pageants boosted my confidence’

Actress and model Alankrita Sahai made her acting debut with a movie called Love Per Square Foot on Netflix, earlier this year. Sahai, who has...

Film Review: A film that succeeds in living up to its promise

Hindi cinema these days is consciously focusing on stories based in the Hindi heartland. The diaspora is no longer the...

Film Review: Intelligently mounted with unexpected twists

Andhadhun opens with a cryptic text card that reads: “What is life? It depends on the liver.” At first it...

‘People want to celebrate older women now’

Patricia Clarkson, better known as Adora from the popular TV show Sharp Objects, speaks to Guardian 20 about her character in the American...

Film Review: Absurdist comedy with Marquezian undertones

Fed up of his two querulous daughters who can’t stand each other, the father helplessly asks a man, “I just...

Arjun Rampal: An actor with a difference

Arjun Rampal’s Bollywood portfolio is impressively diverse, featuring main leads as well supporting parts, positive roles as well as negative...

Film Review: Into the dark, diabolical world of sex trade

Director: Tabreez Noorani; Starring: Mrunal Thakur, Riya Sisodia, Adil Hussain, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Freida Pinto, Rajkummar Rao A...

‘I will accept roles that excite and challenge me’

Television actress Divyanka Tripathi, who shot to fame with the show Banoo Main Teri Dulhan in 2006, speaks to Guardian...

Film Review: Stree manages to juggle humour with horror

Do you believe in ghosts? You’d better, if you live in the Indian town of Chanderi, the setting for Stree, the...

Akshay Kumar: Bollywood’s gold standard

Akshay Kumar has proved his mettle in Bollywood time and again, first as an action hero, then, in the middle...

‘New talent is coming to fore, thanks to the web’

Q. Please tell us about your ongoing web series, Ready to Mingle. Aahana Kumra: The story is about millennials and their relationships in...

Aditi Rao Hydari: Perfection personified

In a career spanning less than a decade, actress Aditi Rao Hydari has gained recognition in Bollywood and beyond, and...

‘I always wanted to pen down my story and now is the time’

Q. What makes your role in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 different? A. People have seen this franchise and they have loved...

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