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Arnab Ray

  • You can’t blame sexual violence on sensual dance

    A lot of the outrage has been focused, not unsurprisingly, on the skimpy dresses and provocative dance steps that have become de rigueur in Indian movies.

    Sunday, 20 January 2013 - 8:30am
  • 'Life of Pi' keeps the conversation going

    Most of the reviews I read, the ones that praised the film, all seemed to harp on either the sea-adventure aspect of it or the emotional resonance of its ringing endorsement of faith.

    Sunday, 16 December 2012 - 8:00am
  • When Shah Rukh Khan lost his groove

    There are quite a few things from my teenage years that I cringe owing up to, none perhaps as embarrassing as having been a shameless Shah Rukh Khan fan-boy.

    Sunday, 11 November 2012 - 10:00am
  • 5 best films: A full house of horrors

    In a very non-sarcastic way, five recommendations for the month, some horror favorites.

    Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 11:00am
  • The tragedy of character actors in Bollywood

    For an artist, the biggest tragedy lies not in death, but in being forgotten.

    Sunday, 2 September 2012 - 12:00pm
  • When erotica isn’t more than heaving chests

    To those in the Hindi film industry who want to market their movies as “erotic”, I have one request: please make them erotic.

    Sunday, 12 August 2012 - 12:00pm
  • Arnab Ray: In the mind of a reviewer

    If there is one thing I have learnt in eight years of posts and 57,405 comments at my blog it’s that nothing, and I mean nothing gets the Indian audience more emotionally riled up than movie reviews.

    Sunday, 15 July 2012 - 9:00am
  • Rewind to the 90s, please, RGV

    One can ask, with the shocking downward spiral of Ram Gopal Varma’s films over the last few years, why do I keep watching? The reason is simple. Hope.

    Sunday, 17 June 2012 - 12:30pm
  • Why 'The Avengers' is a step back in superhero time

    I am a fan of crackle-pop-’May I have my big tub of popcorn please’ summer blockbusters. As well as of superhero flicks.

    Sunday, 20 May 2012 - 11:30am
  • Why Sajid Khan films do well

    It’s easy not to like Sajid Khan. While most directors/producers are at their agreeable best before their movie releases, he is exactly the opposite.

    Sunday, 22 April 2012 - 9:30am