Do the ones who decide the future of India understand what they really want?
What binds the politics of countries in the subcontinent is that the more things change, the more they remain the same.
The 2014 Indian Elections happen to feature a record number of Bollywood celebrities contesting across parties.
A close look at the films that release in January shows all the promises that Bollywood makes every year, writes Gautam Chintamani.
A lot of skeptics might not agree but in a nation like India, cinema plays a pivotal role in shaping the manner in which people think.
The world might not have come to an end this year but the old order to things did change for Bollywood, writes Gautam Chintamani.
One look at what the present day stars have to offer and you know that the idea of replacing Dilip Kumar can’t even exist as a thought.
No one can really explain why Bollywood has won over people beyond boundaries but one can’t deny its magnetism when it comes to bonding South Asians.
Had it not been for women filmmakers, Bollywood’s representation of men would have, at best, remained two-dimensional.
One of the most powerful tools ever devised by man must do something more than merely entertain a billion people.
No other Indian politician has inspired Bollywood as much as Bal Keshav Thackeray, writes Gautam Chintamani.
The problem in Bollywood is that it operates on logic that defies all common sense.
With many artists enjoying greater success the second time around, it would be right to believe that there is a false calling for some.
There have been many actors in the past who have mastered being unvarying but none come close to the level that Hashmi has attained.
Life wasn’t supposed to have just one Yash Chopra for that wouldn’t be enough for the dreams that a billion people saw.
How come images like Imran Khan calling Krish Srikanth to bat again after he was declared out LBW not make for an arresting visual?
There isn’t any other actor in the world that wins a Best Actor award the year after being awarded a lifetime achievement award.
What is it about certain good or even great films that never command a repeated viewing, writes Gautam Chintamani.
In Hindi films, the use of a background score has been clearly demarcated much like the great divide between commercial and art films.
Kalpana (1948) is a favorite of many Indian filmmakers but it took someone like Martin Scorsese to come forward and digitally restore it.