Category: Bollywood

The film ‘Manto’–A Review by Raj Ayyar

‘I am a walking, talking Bombay.’ ‘Saadat Hasan Manto, RIP. He lies in that grave, wondering: Who is the greater storyteller? God or Manto?’ –Saadat Hasan Manto. I enjoyed watching the biopic ‘Manto’,  A great...

Doordarshan Schedule July 2018

PRASAR BHARATI (India’s Public Service Broadcaster) Directorate General: Doordarshan Copernicus Marg: New Delhi-110001 Films Division File No-26/1/2017-P-6. Film Dated: 12.06.2018 Subject: Schedule of Hindi Feature Films to be telecast from 01.07.2018 to 31.07.2018 on...

On Seeing Padmaavat By Partha Chatterjee

Rating   Sanjay film Padmaavat based on Malik Mohammad Jaisi’s long narrative poem from the 16th century, has finally been released after much bloodshed and violence across northern and western India. Things got so...

Jodha Akbar – The Film

Jodha Akbar – The Film Seema Bawa analyses this highly controversial film with a historical perspective         Actors: Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan The historian in me could not resist having...