The motion poster for the movie. The Republic of India celebrates its 73rd Republic Day today i.e., 26 January 2022. On this day, the erstwhile dominion of India became a Republic i.e., a nation governed by its own Constitution. This Constitution was a result of extensive labour and discussion by a Constituent Assembly consisting of representatives … Continue reading Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 & the Law punishing Atrocities against SC & ST
A still from the movie Jolly LLB (2013) where the portraits of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Pt. Nehru and Sardar Patel are visible on the wall. There is a famous phrase that ‘devil is in the detail’ and interestingly since law school lawyers are encouraged to have an eye for detail. For a lawyer like myself, … Continue reading Portraits, Government and Hindi Cinema
Actor Shahrukh Khan has been in the news recently. His son Aryan Khan is accused of possessing contraband substances and was in jail for over a month. News channels are abuzz with this news and questions over Khan’s parenting and patriotism are constantly being raised, given his surname. This gave me the idea to discuss … Continue reading Law and India’s National Anthem- Learning from K3G
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 Learning from Nayak – Can you become the Chief Minister for a Day?
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 Fukrey Returns and Live in Relationships in India
(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 Tirangaa and Contempt of Court