O Henry In Indian Cinema

Pankaj Sachdeva on how the American story teller shaped Bollywood William Sydney Porter was an American short-story writer. He is better known by his pen name O. Henry. His stories touch an array of themes, su... Read More...

Mumbai On Screen: A Retrospective

Pranav Joshi on how the Visual Fabric of Urban Life in Bollywood has evolved with the city When films were first shown at Bombay’s erstwhile Watson Hotel on 7th July 1896, they contained soundless recordin... Read More...

Bollywood Off Screen

sbcltr spoke to photographer Mark Bennington about his one-of-a-kind photo book, Living the Dream Who are the people who make Bollywood? What happens before the camera starts rolling? These are some of the que... Read More...

Bollywood’s Weird Parent Obsession

Pankaj Sachdeva writes on the Oedipus Complex in Hindi films  The great Sigmund Freud, considered to be the father of modern psychology, had proposed a highly controversial theory called the Oedipus complex (a... Read More...

Exhibition of Rare Film Memorabilia

If you are a movie buff, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, is exhibiting a rare collection that evokes legendary B.D Garga’s perspective of cinema from his personal archives Bhagwan Das Garga, was In... Read More...

Dangal: No for Feminism, Yes for Acting

To call Dangal a feminist movie is wrong. It celebrates women, yes, but at the end of the day it is the story of a patriarch directing their fate, the women don’t really have a choice, writes Supriya Raman I w... Read More...

Band Pick – Advaita

Sbcltr speaks to the Delhi-based popular fusion band Advaita on their remarkable journey as musicians “Amidst deep discussions on the meaning of life, hot cups of tea and some inspirational jamming - Advaita w... Read More...

The Hero Myth

Salman Khan unabashedly compared himself to a rape victim recently. The women who questioned him on the statement faced threats of gang-rape and were trolled on the social media. Based on the incident, Sonali V... Read More...

Drugs, Violence and Censorship: Punjab

As the Udta Punjab censorship controversy continues to boil sbcltr recommends GLUT, a documentary that gives you a glimpse into exactly how severe is the drug problem in Punjab. The Bombay High Court has final... Read More...