Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

‘DI Ray shows what is possible’

  THE significance of DI Ray on ITV was that such a crime drama, with an Asian actress in the lead role, has been made at all...

Kannada hit KGF: Chapter 2 drops a bomb on Bollywood

  DIRECTOR Ram Gopal Varma summed up the success of April’s big blockbuster release KGF: Chapter 2 perfectly when he said that it isn’t just a gangster...

Hussain Manawer: Sad and Beautiful story

  A REMARKABLE rise has seen Hussain Manawer impact the British cultural landscape with perfectly written poetry. This has not only drawn attention to the power...

Ajith Kumar: Leader of the pack

  ACTOR Ajith Kumar is one of the biggest names in Indian cinema and carved out an impressive career that has included countless blockbuster hits...

Death of Bollywood

  HOW SELF-INDULGENT FILMS, NEPOTISM, AND BAD WRITING ARE KILLING AN INDUSTRY LONG-TERM readers of Eastern Eye will know that the newspaper publishes a big Bollywood-led film preview...

Meet Bollywood’s greatest anti-heroes

  AN ANTI-HERO is the protagonist of a movie who is morally compromised in some way and lacks the traditional heroic qualities but will still...

30 facts to celebrate 30 years of Bollywood movie Khuda Gawah

  BOLLYWOOD film Khuda Gawah celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. The story of a fearless Afghan tribal leader, who gets trapped in an Indian jail after trying...

Regional cinema rattles Bollywood

  NOT long ago, the most exciting Indian film news of this week would have been the release of Jersey on April 14. It is the Bollywood remake...

The Top 10 Dev Patel moments

  ACTOR Dev Patel turns a year older on April 23 and celebrates his 32nd birthday. Despite being relatively young, the internationally acclaimed star has...

When music becomes the language of love and justice

  SAROD MAESTROS AMAAN AND AYAAN ALI BANGASH DISCUSS THEIR MEANINGFUL EP SAROD virtuosos Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have carved out an incredibly...