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Aniruddha Guha

  • That scary movie...

    ...was really hilarious. The history of Hindi cinema is dotted with a handful of good horror films. The genre has largely been a comical, song-and-dance affair, says film critic Aniruddha Guha

    Sunday, 2 November 2014 - 5:35am
  • The Deepika Padukone controversy: Will Bollywood walk the talk?

    Deepika Padukone’s outburst against a publication for its misogynistic, salacious coverage of the actor and the wholehearted support she has received from her colleagues makes one wonder: Is Bollywood’s outrage restricted to Twitter alone, or will there be a tangible shift in their dealings with...

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 9:00am
  • Amitabh Bachchan's 'Yudh' - Work of innovation or plunge into plagiarism

    The success or failure of the television show is immaterial, as long as it creates a demand for innovative fiction on the idiot box.

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 8:54pm
  • In search of the rare indie

    It’s been a whole year since PVR Director’s Rare started screening alternative films, but while some names stood out, that great Indian indie has proven to be elusive. Shiladitya Bora, who’s spearheading the initiative, is willing to play the waiting game rather than screen lesser films.

    Sunday, 20 January 2013 - 10:03am
  • Review: 'Inkaar' – Little style, no substance

    Sudhir Mishra's penchant for simple storytelling and real, complex characters have resulted in some great films, and he tries to juggle his strengths with more mainstream elements in Inkaar.

    Thursday, 17 January 2013 - 8:40pm
  • Film review: 'Table No 21': The curse of the back-story

    Table No 21 may not be the perfect start to 2013 we were looking for, but it’s a well-paced thriller with some highs and quite a few lows, and it’s never boring.

    Friday, 4 January 2013 - 10:12pm
  • Rewind 2012: Aniruddha Guha picks best Hindi films

    2012, which ended with Dabangg 2, was a phenomenal year for Bollywood. With a number movies crossing the 100-crore mark, there were a few that created a huge impact

    Monday, 31 December 2012 - 5:17pm
  • Auto play

    Music systems in auto rickshaws may be disappearing, but there’s one man in Mumbai who is still transforming ordinary city rickshaws into something more snazzy with the power of song. Aniruddha Guha meets Pappu bhai

    Sunday, 23 December 2012 - 8:15am
  • Burn Goa, burn

    Never been to an EDM festival before? Aniruddha Guha draws up the dummy’s guide to Sunburn, with a little help from festival director Nikhil Chinapa

    Sunday, 23 December 2012 - 7:00am
  • Aniruddha Guha review: 'Dabangg 2: Wannabe-'Dabangg

    The film rehashes Dabangg itself, finding comfort in the formula rather than using it as a tool to entertain. Follows Singham and Khiladi 786, which tried hard to recreate Dabangg magic without being as successful.

    Friday, 21 December 2012 - 2:11pm