Gulzar’s Lesson to Vishal Bhardwaj: ‘In Cinema, Emotion is Stronger Than Logic’

Vishal Bhardwaj on the influence of William Shakespeare and Gulzar on his filmography. He also revisits Maqbool and Haider besides talking about other world cinema classics.

‘Stories Have Medicinal Qualities. They Can Heal But Can Also Turn You Sick’

Kamal Swaroop's Om-Dar-Ba-Dar is an underground cult outside the ambit of anything that Hindi cinema has ever seen. It has been variously described by fanboys as 'avant-garde', 'surrealistic' and 'absurdist.'

A Master of Pulp Fiction: Director Sriram Raghavan’s Heart of Darkness

Sriram Raghavan knows how to pump out thrilling capers, with their delicious pulpy flavour very much intact. In a video chat with us, the director of Andhadhun revisits his films and also shares his influences.

‘If You Want To Say Something You Might As Well Say Interestingly:’ Rakeysh Mehra

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a Delhi boy. Here he talks about the Capital, his influences and his key film, Rang De Basanti that gave birth to the fashionable candle marches.

‘B Movies Were Giving a Finger to Bollywood and I Really Liked That:’ Daddy director

Filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia talks about the influence of Mumbai on his filmography. He also revisits his films Miss Lovely and Daddy. Last but not least, Ahluwalia recommends must-watch gangster dramas.

‘I Watched Every Film in a Video Parlour:’ Nitesh Tiwari, The Director’s Cut

Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari reminisces about his early life and the advertising stint before entering Bollywood. Besides talking about his filmmaking style, he also revisits his films (Chillar Party, Dangal and Chhichhore).

Rangeen: A Real-Life Hindu-Muslim Gay Love Story Set in Mumbai

Being a Muslim, gay and in love with a Hindu are all big taboos in India. The 10-minute short film was shot in Mumbai and was showcased at the Kashish International Film Festival.

Artist Krishen Khanna Talks About His Long Friendship with the Late Sayed Haider Raza

Raza & I: Sayed Haider Raza's art engaged with the transcendental realities. He evolved his own style over the decades, known especially for his meditative 'bindus.' Friend Krishen Khanna pays a tribute.

Finding Absurdity: Pratap Morey’s New Solo Decodes Mumbai’s Ever-Changing Cityscape

His latest exhibition sees Pratap Morey return to his stomping ground – an exploration of Mumbai’s notorious lack of spaces, the haphazard and rapid gentrification in the last few decades.

A Sci-fi and Manga Fiend, Sahej Rahal’s Art Blends Comics, History and Myth

Sahej Rahal presents an alternate civilisation with 'Juggernaut' (his third solo), a world that borrows as much from our very own Lord Jagannath as Jorge Luis Borges and Zakariya al-Qazwini.