Anthems Of Aspiration

It may not be mere coincidence that two rather off-beat movies, Masaan by Neeraj Ghaywan and Nil Battey Sannata by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, were released at a time when the nation is celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar.

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Indian skin tone and purple power at cannes

CHENNAI: When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple” goes the famous poem by Jenny Joseph. Well, Aishwarya Rai is just 42, old only by the punishing yardsticks of the entertainment industry. She looks fabulous, but wouldn’t be forgiven if she doesn’t, or if she looked beautiful and aging.

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Year-End Issue | The Heroine: 1970-2014

Year of the heroine Women led many film casts in 2014. They led by being unusual, sovereign beings. In Revolver Rani, an unsuccessful but ambitious film, the protagonist Alka, played by Kangana Ranaut, rescues the hero—tied up, as he is, by the villain and his men in a dusty, rocky nowhereland.

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