Star Weekend

Joker hits theaters

A mainstream Hollywood psychological thriller opening to an eight-minute standing ovation at the Venice International Film Festival and then clinching its loftiest accolade so far, the Golden Lion,...

On Kabir Singh A three-hour dose of Stockholm syndrome

About one-third of the way through in Kabir Singh, which is now out on Netflix, the protagonist (Shahid Kapoor) charges into a college campus with his girlfriend Preeti (Kiara Advani).

The One About Friends

Seven thirty pm on Star World was when it began for me. I was young—too young to be watching Monica and Chandler kiss, to get

October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019

Joker hits theaters

A mainstream Hollywood psychological thriller opening to an eight-minute standing ovation at the Venice International Film Festival and then clinching its loftiest accolade so far, the Golden Lion,...

October 4, 2019
October 4, 2019

On Kabir Singh A three-hour dose of Stockholm syndrome

About one-third of the way through in Kabir Singh, which is now out on Netflix, the protagonist (Shahid Kapoor) charges into a college campus with his girlfriend Preeti (Kiara Advani).

September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019

The One About Friends

Seven thirty pm on Star World was when it began for me. I was young—too young to be watching Monica and Chandler kiss, to get

August 2, 2019
August 2, 2019

In the real and mighty jungle…

When we were kids, my younger cousin and I had a favourite game. Smaller and more agile, my cousin would hang off the side of the bed or a table, his squishy feet dangling and threatening to land...

April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019

Made in Heaven: As real and entertaining as any Big Fat Indian Wedding

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”

December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018

Why BoJack Horseman is life

In season four, episode six of Netflix's BoJack Horseman—titled “Stupid Piece of Sh*t”—BoJack effectively loses it with Hollyhock and his dying mother Beatrice living with him.

September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018

The three stories that changed the narrative

We are a culture of stories, and for centuries, we have looked for occasions to speak of these tales. Be it the age-old geets about the romance between a soldier and a princess that are sung during...