A software engineer by degree, the author has written on cinema, music, and pop culture for various publications including Mumbai Mirror, Hindustan Times, Mid-Day, FirstPost, Time Out, and Elle Magazine. On the side, he plays the guitar and is working on a new electronica project called Hologram 28. When free from all of this, he travels.
Here are some of the more memorable clashes that have taken place around the Diwali weekend in recent memory.
Theatre owners in Malegaon say this is a regular occurrence, especially for big Diwali releases.
31/10/2016 2:46 PM IST
Karan Johar’s latest drama treads familiar terrain and is watchable in parts, but succumbs to clichés in a disastrous final act.
28/10/2016 5:49 PM IST
Watching Ajay Devgn’s brainless actioner is like watching a turd drop. For three hours. In slow-motion.
28/10/2016 9:01 AM IST
The film unfolds like a low-key thriller.
27/10/2016 11:53 AM IST
Same same, but different.
26/10/2016 1:00 PM IST
One of the most telling moments in Obaidah Zytoon's stunning documentary The War Show is a face-off between two sets of protesters
25/10/2016 10:27 AM IST
What rock do all these cinephiles who attend MAMI suddenly emerge from every year? It's a thought I have every single year
24/10/2016 10:07 AM IST
Nearly a decade on, Cristian Mungiu's Palme D'or-winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) continues to be one of the most
23/10/2016 9:54 AM IST
While most opted to head to south Mumbai to watch the festival's 'opening film' (a term that has lost all meaning now), Konkona
22/10/2016 12:00 PM IST
This upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed Israeli hit ‘Prisoners of War’ is one of the most expensive Indian shows of all time, but its budget isn't its only selling point.
20/10/2016 6:38 PM IST
How did we get here?
18/10/2016 10:12 PM IST
Rohit Mittal's feature film debut, a mockumentary about a deranged auto rickshaw driver, is sharply written and impeccably acted.
18/10/2016 1:08 PM IST
A police complaint objecting to the exhibition of 'Jago Hua Savera', considered a masterpiece of South Asian cinema, has, sadly, achieved its objective.
17/10/2016 12:48 PM IST
Please let Robert Langdon's latest outing be his last.
14/10/2016 12:37 PM IST
The actor passed away in 2009, but has a cameo in this week's release 'Shivangam', thanks to the wonders of CGI.
13/10/2016 8:28 PM IST
Colonial Cousins, featuring Hariharan and Lesle Lewis, will be the opening act at a folk-fusion music festival this weekend, and are planning to get back into the groove.
11/10/2016 6:43 PM IST
The two even have the exact same release date, only 11 years apart.
11/10/2016 12:40 PM IST
Trippy as hell.
10/10/2016 8:04 PM IST
This indie, which has received several positive reviews on the film festival circuit, is a drama on the complex relationship between three men.
10/10/2016 4:56 PM IST
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