Is the success of recent films from the south teaching Bollywood a lesson or two in positioning and storytelling?

“Movies from the south are gold at the box office”. “Bollywood has forgotten how to make movies.” These two statements have been tossed out so frequently during the last six months, that even hardened sceptics have suspended disbelief. Just what is going on? Most industry experts say only two Bollywood films made their top 2021 … Read more

Gangubai Kathiawadi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sexless ode to sex workers’ workers their struggle and spirit

In the many interviews that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave in the run-up to his latest movie Gangubai Kathiawadi, he invariably ended up repeating the same stories. He’d tell women about not having paint on the walls of his childhood home, a life experience that inspired him to create the most extravagantly vibrant sets for … Read more