Gazing at stardom... and its gendered ways
The popularity of almost all top male film stars of India is skewed towards male audience, for reasons that are arguably systemic, and have their roots in the 'male gaze'
The return of the Angry Young Man
The 1970s archetype of the Angry Young Man is back in a modern avatar, via characters like Rocky, Pushpa, Kabir Singh and Harshad Mehta. What makes this persona tick in today's times?
At the box office, size matters!
The pandemic has widened the chasm between big-ticket films driven by spectacle, action & franchise, and smaller, story-driven films
The India Box Office Report: April 2023
Despite PS-2 crossing the ₹200 Cr mark, April 2023 was yet another underwhelming month at the India box office
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