Anurag Kashyap: An Auteur Demystified

Introduction ‘Auteur‘is a French word which translated in English means ‘author’,  the creator of the work. Having said that, cinema unlike the other arts like poetry, painting etc. is a collective art and includes contributions from other artists to make it a completed film and is not the work of a sole artist. However, the…

Partners In Rhyme : Amit Trivedi & Amitabh Bhattacharya

Statutory Pleading: Any article on Hindi film music should always be read by playing along the video links embedded in them. Words look bland if there is nothing playing in the background. May 2012, Hyderabad (Workplace). The first drops of rainfall in the city have brought smiles on the faces of an otherwise easily irritable…

The farce called Bollywood Awards

“These awards are a joke….. its a place where the industry likes to get-together and pat each other’s back……” – Naseeruddin Shah, CNN IBN Its raining awards in Bollywood.The biggest blockbusters are making their ways into the nominations for the best film, director, actors, supporting actors. the list is endless. The question which arises over…