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.'
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.