Indian Cinema

Why RRR’s success frustrates as much as it excites me

By Rehana Nurmahi

The Tollywood blockbuster has won over global audiences, but I hope western viewers won't limit their consumption of Indian cinema to one breakout title.

A new documentary explores the Beatles’ enduring relationship with India

By Adam Woodward

The Beatles and India combines archive footage and eye-witness accounts to shed light on a unique cultural crossover.

Come to this exhibition inspired by hand-painted Bollywood

By D'Arcy Doran

Philippe Lopez’s street photography looks at how Bollywood shapes India’s kaleidoscopic cities.

Hotel Salvation

By Juliette Cottu

This gently profound Indian comedy sees a father travel across country with his son to face off with death.

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How to make independent movies in India today

By Juliette Cottu

Mumbai-based director Shubhashish Bhutiani tells the story behind his low-budget debut, Hotel Salvation.

Brahman Naman

By Sophie Yapp

A teen sex comedy set in ’80s Bangalore drops to Netflix and it's… pretty okay.


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