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Director Anubhav Sinha's flawed thriller is a rare mainstream Indian film that attempts to tackle caste-based violence head on Read more

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A decade-by-decade breakdown of key films plus where to watch new releases and classics – in cinemas and online Read more

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Important conversations happening in Indian society are increasingly being reflected on the small screen Read more

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With the rise of streaming platforms giving way to shows like Netflix's Delhi Crime, Indian filmmakers are taking more risks and telling more progressive stories Read more

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Bollywood heavyweights Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti's drama series about a pair of wedding planners explores uncomfortable class dynamics behind marital extravagance Read more

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But Shelly Chopra Dhar's Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga cleverly uses a queer love story to connect homophobia to other social issues Read more

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Badhaai Ho could help normalize frank sex talk, especially in light of sex-ed curriculum debates among Toronto’s South Asian communities Read more

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Bollywood action/comedy/romance screening in the Midnight Madness program is oddly sweet Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Lorde Inc. founder Nafisa Kaptownwala talks casting, old-school Bollywood and The Mindy Project Read more

Culture

Arshad Khan's deeply personal film – complete with lots of home movie footage, animation and Bollywood clips – is a fascinating look at navigating various cultures Read more

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In a sad reflection of India's polarized political climate, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical epic shamelessly exploits Hindu-Muslim tensions Read more

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The film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan unpacks toxic masculinity by taking on a taboo typically referred to as "gent's problem" Read more

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Aman Dhillon

Jab Harry Met Sejal misses an opportunity to address issues raised by critics and audiences around the narratives of traditional Hindi love stories Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

Shakespeare goes Bollywood in a production that needs more comic highs Read more

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The Bollywood superstar talks experiencing racism in the U.S., combating stereotypes and her film Mary Kom. Read more

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