Sriram Raghavan’s Raman Raghav to kickstart ‘THE MASTERS’, an exclusive learning series presented by Drishyam Films

Drishyam Films is organising THE MASTERS, a monthly series of exclusive learning sessions with India’s finest cinematic talents. Kickstarting this series will be a screening of Raman Raghav directed by Sriram Raghavan followed by a master class by the director, himself. The film, at its first-ever public screening, will be introduced by filmmaker Atul Sabharwal, director (Aurangzeb, In Their Shoes), who will also be…

Badlapur Movie Review: Random Acts of Violence

Director: Sriram Raghavan Rating: ** “Don’t Miss the Beginning”, the posters of the film ordered. Dutifully, I landed up at the first day first show screening. A Sriram Raghavan film is usually something to look forward to. Ek Hasina Thi and Agent Vinod have their sets of fans and naysayers. But Johnny Gaddaar is universally…

The Best of Bollywood: 2012

Unmindful of their box office gains, I present a list of 10 films which I rate as the best churned out by Bollywood in 2012. A few obvious choices, a few dark horses. If you still haven’t seen any of them, consider this list as a recommendation. But first, the consolation prizes.

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…