ARCHIVES

bareilly-story_screencomment

LETTER FROM INDIA – “The Power of Melodrama”

We own our movies now, they don't own us

Growing up, one remembers longing for our cinema to become more realistic, or at the very least a little less ridiculous. At one stage, virtually every film made was a lost-and-found potboiler that featured more or less the same dialogues. We have got our wish to a certain extent. The films of today try harder to tell a single story, populate them with characters that go beyond Kishan and Bishan, ... more >

BOLLYWOOD MURDER MYSTERY: the case of Karan K

Deceipt, theft and murders: must be another day in Mumbai.

A recent spate of murders has rocked the Mumbai film industry in a vicious case of life imitating art. A lucrative but dodgy business that’s run by several mafia families, Mumbai’s film industry (known as Bollywood) is responsible for the world’s biggest filmic output. As demonstrated recently, working there can be killer. The recent murder of businessman Karan Kakkad is at the center of a ... more >