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Quirky, indie, edgy - the new mainstream

Quirky, indie, edgy - the new mainstream

Kalpana Nair | July 13, 2013
Bollywood is incapable of being quirky in the real sense of the word. It now simply uses the adjective as a marketing tag.
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Seeing double

Seeing double

Kalpana Nair | June 1, 2013
With the aura of superstars fast fading, expect to see less double roles.
Society
The lips are unsealed

The lips are unsealed

Kalpana Nair | January 26, 2013
After decades of playing coy with the idea, the kiss has finally arrived in Bollywood cinema. A record number of films last year featured a smooch.…
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Film curation the age of IMDB

Film curation the age of IMDB

Kalpana Nair | January 5, 2013
With the internet playing the role of the preferred tastemaker is there hope for the field?
Bollywood wannabes
Stardom, without 'khandaan'

Stardom, without 'khandaan'

Kalpana Nair | December 15, 2012
Bollywood's tales of struggle are legendary.
Cinema
The star next door

The star next door

Kalpana Nair | September 22, 2012
With 'Barfi!' Ranbir Kapoor has proved that he is positioning himself as Everyman.
Story line matters most
What indie cinema can learn from Satyamev Jayate

What indie cinema can learn from Satyamev Jayate

Kalpana Nair | August 18, 2012
Aamir has cracked the marketing code. Perhaps it's time independent filmmakers took their cue from him.
Cinema
A telling story

A telling story

Kalpana Nair | July 28, 2012
For Bollywood stars, poring through pages of script to decide if a film is worthy seems superfluous.
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Half sati, half sexy

Half sati, half sexy

Kalpana Nair | June 2, 2012
Bollywood's idea of a free-spirited female is one who can down shots and go clubbing.
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Rise of the cameo kings

Rise of the cameo kings

Kalpana Nair | June 2, 2012
Abhay Deol speaks believable Tamil, unlike Shah Rukh Khan in Ra. One, and Emraan Hashmi has bad teeth and a paunch.
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