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It is important not to get carried away by a writing style

It is important not to get carried away by a writing style

Rajesh Naidu | July 20, 2013
From a dialogue writer to the most sought-after screenplay and scriptwriter, Rajat Arora has come a long way.
INDIAN CINEMA
'Scripts have to engage viewers at all times'

'Scripts have to engage viewers at all times'

Rajesh Naidu | May 11, 2013
Salim Khan on why scriptwriting is a really tough art to master.
Cinema
'Subtlety is a very effective tool in cinema'

'Subtlety is a very effective tool in cinema'

Rajesh Naidu | April 27, 2013
Dibakar Banerjee tells TOI-Crest why he chose to give an 'extra' a starring role.
Recreating destiny
Content is zing

Content is zing

Rajesh Naidu | April 20, 2013
A new wave of well-crafted Marathi films is finding acceptance with audiences.
Cinema
Remake Sholay? Where would i get six great actors?

Remake Sholay? Where would i get six great actors?

Rajesh Naidu | April 6, 2013
Ramesh Sippy says his new film ‘Nautanki Saala’ — a romantic comedy of errors set in a theatre.
Director's Cut
'It is tough to make a film out of a hugely popular book'

'It is tough to make a film out of a hugely popular book'

Rajesh Naidu | February 23, 2013
In an interview with TOI-Crest, Abhishek Kapoor talks about the challenge of the screen adaptation.
Pankaj Kapur's charisma
A perfectionist uninterrupted

A perfectionist uninterrupted

Rajesh Naidu | January 19, 2013
After a slew of impressive roles, Pankaj Kapur had very few good film offers. He turned to TV instead, but directors with bound scripts, meatier…
MELODRAMA
A filmmaker's love for metaphors

A filmmaker's love for metaphors

Rajesh Naidu | December 22, 2012
The recently concluded Kolkata Film Festival showcased 2 films of Ritwik Ghatak.
INDIE FLAVOUR
'I want to go out and push more boundaries'

'I want to go out and push more boundaries'

Rajesh Naidu | November 17, 2012
Few directors can strike a balance between commerce and the art of filmmaking. Anurag Kashyap is one of them.
SILENT FILMS
Legends of the hall

Legends of the hall

Rajesh Naidu | October 27, 2012
Of the 1, 700 silent films made in India, hardly 10 survive.
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