Learning from Nayak – Can you become the Chief Minister for a Day?  

Last week the Anil Kapoor starrer ‘Nayak- The Real Hero’ completed twenty years of its theatrical release. The movie is considered a classic across generations. It shows the story of a news reporter named Shivaji Rao (played by Anil Kapoor) who gets the opportunity to interview the Chief Minister of Maharashtra (‘CM’) named Balraj Chauhan... Continue Reading →

Fukrey Returns and Live in Relationships in India

In my opinion, the Fukrey franchise is underrated and does not get due credit for tickling our funny bones. The franchise has not only given us stars like Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma and Pankaj Tripathi, if viewed with sincerity it can also teach us the law on live-in relationships in India. To give some context,... Continue Reading →

Tirangaa and Contempt of Court

(An abridged version of this discussion appeared in the Quint before) Independence Day and Republic Day in India are incomplete without a re-run of the movie ‘Tirangaa’ on Zee Cinema. This classic is the perfect recipe for a patriotic Bollywood film i.e., heroic patriotic protagonists (played by the late Raaj Kumar and Nana Patekar) and... Continue Reading →

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