On 23 May 1994, a film called Pulp Fiction won the Palme D’or at the Cannes film festival. Twenty years on, Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece is hailed as an absolute classic, and is arguably the single most influential film made in the last fifty years. It defied screenwriting rules, courses with wit and originality and is […]
Philip Seymour Hoffman has left us. But his films will endure. Which is your favourite PSH performance?
Formula One has the habit of making other sports look absurdly insignificant. What, you run real quick? What, you flog a bit of leather? What, you hit another bloke in the face? Well, I battle gravity and push physics to the limit by hurling myself at the apex of a curve, calculating and strategising about […]
Go Goa Gone: In which Raj and DK direct. In which Saif brings the cool. In which I write his lines. (Oh, and did I mention zombies?) ~
It isn’t often that I get to make a top ten list of good films. Most years, there are four or five good Hindi films. Sometimes I add a few more on, with a caveat. 2012, on the other hand, has offered up several shards of cinematic joy, and it is a year that may […]
After 99 Mirror columns, Raja Sen marks his ton by listing the hundred greatest films in the hundred years of Hindi cinema. Click on the image to view the list full-size. Please debate and disagree with inclusions and omissions in the comments section, but for every film you want to add, do suggest which one […]
The meritocracy. The mania. The home-delivered alcohol. The hours. The fact that we call it Bombay, come what may. The delusion. The complete lack of perspective. The palpable fanaticism about film. The seaface. The honest auto-rickshaws. The dives. The impossibility. The DVD bootleggers. The fanboys. The fact that nobody really cares unless you beseech them […]