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Director Imtiaz Ali

From Socha Na Tha to Love Aaj Kal: The fall of Imtiaz Ali that no one noticed

Imtiaz Ali is Bollywood's bard of young, modern love. But his films are going through a midlife crisis now.
A still from Jawaani Jaaneman | YouTube

Jawaani Jaaneman review: Saif Ali Khan shines in this lack-lustre comedy drama

Director Nitin Kakkar gives us a film with well-thought-out characters but a plot that lacks the oomph factor.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Which are India’s 3 best political movies of 2019?

Bollywood released a string of political movies in 2019, all with varying degrees of political and historical accuracy
Stills from Andhadhun, Gully Boy, and Masaan | ThePrint

5 Hindi movies that made this decade a good one for Bollywood

From diarrhoea to erectile dysfunction to drug abuse, no subject was off limits for Bollywood this past decade.
Stills from Thugs of Hindostan, Kabir Singh, and Sanju | ThePrint

5 Bollywood movies that should not have been made this decade

If you have managed to not watch these movies, give yourself a round of applause.
Laxmikant Berde | Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Laxmikant Berde, Marathi superstar who was much beyond the characters he’s remembered for

On his 15th death anniversary, remembering Laxmikant Berde, the Marathi theatre and film superstar who started out as an actor in Ganesh puja pandals.

Panipat to Padmaavat: Can Bollywood make historical drama without hurting sentiments?

Ashutosh Gowariker’s film ‘Panipat’ has provoked controversy for its “unseemly” portrayal of Maharaja Surajmal.

Singham to Simmba: Do Indian movies glorify and normalise mob justice?

Social media users have equated Telangana Police’s action in the ‘Hyderabad encounter’ with those of heroes in Indian ‘formula’ films like Singham, Simmba, Dabangg, Aagadu and so on.
A still from Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat is the kind of rom com we miss in today’s whirl of swiping and deleting – simple, sweet and funny

Starring Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha, the classic underdog tale leaves one with a bittersweet nostalgia for a gentler time.
A still from Teen Bahuraniya | YouTube

Teen Bahuraniyan: A quirky family comedy with a touch of female solidarity

Prithviraj Kapoor plays patriarch to his three sons and daughters-in-law in this madcap comedy that's all about loving your neighbour — literally.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.