under Shaikh Ayaz

Subhash Ghai wants his show to go on. Never mind his surfeit of flops as a filmmaker and the iffiness of his film school’s survival


22 Apr 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

How an unassuming film, with a small star cast and not-yet-famous music composer, became the mother of all musicals and a precursor to Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar


18 Apr 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

Parodies of Indian blockbusters are a rage across the border


11 Apr 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

Agent Vinod director Sriram Raghavan on his obsession with rewriting and the influence of Hitchcock and Vijay Anand on his film


25 Mar 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

Director of Paan Singh Tomar Tigmanshu Dhulia on tightfisted critics and what his experience of theatre and television taught him about filmmaking


16 Mar 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

The director of the seminal Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai on his career as a novelist, the West’s racist ideas and why he found films “very limiting”


2 Mar 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

Milan Luthria, director of The Dirty Picture, on his fear of beginnings, love of dark characters and favourite Bollywood era


23 Feb 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

The effort to dramatise Imran Khan’s hygiene obsession, the trouble with sparse scenes and how director Shakun Batra tried keeping it real


12 Feb 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

This is cinema that can make a masochist wince. So how come it is acquiring fans who know—or ought to know—good cinema from bad?


7 Jan 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

From Raza to Husain to the leader of the Bombay Progressives, FN Souza, nobody really knew what modern art or modernity was.


7 Jan 2012 | BY Shaikh Ayaz
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