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Shriram Iyengar

Shriram Iyengar
Chief Feature Writer

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Shriram Iyengar belongs to the not-so-rare species of neuroses cinemanesis. A hassled Mumbaikar, he spends his mornings doing chores while singing Gulzar-RD Burman numbers. He claims a particular expertise in the 'Filmy Maa' species, the experiences of which he extensively documents on his social media pages. His penchant for Govinda hits is as notorious as his delirium of being a Shakespearean actor. When drunk, he can be spotted spouting poetry and his unabated love for Kalki Koechlin on empty streets. If seen, please drop him off at the nearest railway station.
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Dharma Productions, Bosco Martis, Remo D'Souza step up to help struggling background dancers

Coordinator Raj Surani confirmed that help from industry insiders had come through after a video of background dancers seeking assistance went viral.

2 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Tamil

Nasir review: Moving, poetic portrayal of a day in the life of an ordinary man

Based on Dilip Kumar's short story A Clerk's Story, Nasir is a sharp but beautifully crafted portrait of an ordinary Muslim going through his day even as the shadow of communalism looms.

2 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Mrs Serial Killer review: This terrible thriller is cruel punishment for people already locked down

Written, directed and edited by Shirish Kunder, the film is a prime example of why not everything backed by Netflix is a step forward for cinema.

2 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Betaal first look: Viineet Kumar faces a scary vision as he braces for a ghostly battle

Netflix will stream the web-series, backed by Red Chillies Entertainment and Blumhouse Television, from 24 May.

2 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Paatal Lok trailer: Evil runs amok in this twisted crime series

Produced by Anushka Sharma's Clean Slate Filmz, the show is set to stream on Amazon Prime from 15 May. 

2 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

A passion for food, acting, and a laugh with friends: Director Habib Faisal remembers 'Mr Duggal'

Faisal made his directorial debut with Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh playing Mr and Mrs Duggal in the lovely Do Dooni Chaar (2010).

2 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Your need to laugh is a daily need: Vir Das on comedy during and after the lockdown

Writer-comedian-actor Vir Das speaks about his latest Netflix web-series Hasmukh, working through the lockdown, and his desire to be a better and healthier person.

2 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review English

Extraction review: Chris Hemsworth-Randeep Hooda lead an action-packed explosion that's emotionally numb

While Sam Hargrave's film delivers the explosive action, it fails to put up a solid enough antagonist to match the heroics of its lead. 

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Ajay Devgn spreads calm in the lockdown with new 'Thahar Ja' song

The song, composed and sung by Mehul Vyas, has lyrics by Anil Verma.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

National awards may be deferred again this year, this time on account of the COVID-19 lockdown

Former jury member Rahul Rawail told a daily that the jury for the awards this year has not yet been constituted.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Shutdown Stories: Don't stick to a mundane schedule, advises Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

While keeping his focus on books and poetry, the Article 15 (2019) actor makes sure he adheres strictly to his formula of no fixed schedule during the lockdown.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Hundred trailer: Rinku Rajguru and Lara Dutta Bhupathi hatch an ingenious plot that is worth a few laughs

The series, directed by Ruchi Narain, Ashutosh Shah and Taher Shabbir, will stream on Disney+ Hotstar from 25 April onwards. 

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Everything will change, warns Anushka Sharma with teaser for her upcoming Amazon Prime web-series

The web-series, which is untitled as yet, will be produced by Sharma's home production, Clean Slate Films, for the OTT platform.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Hasmukh review: Deadly premise is strangled by the attempt to be too clever

The Netflix series by Vir Das has an intriguing plot and a novel premise but loses its way between trying to be dark and trying to be funny.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Salman Khan sings 'Pyaar Karona' for fans in new song on Coronavirus

The actor posted the song to encourage people to stay home and continue the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

First look of Manoj Bajpayee, Jacqueline Fernandez adds to the mystery of Mrs Serial Killer

Directed by Shirish Kunder, the Netflix movie will premiere on 1 May.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi Telugu

I am in love with the business of storytelling: Naveen Polishetty on the transition from social media to the big screen

The Chhichhore (2019) actor revealed his journey from a corporate job to sketches with AIB and, finally, the big break with Nitesh Tiwari's ensemble drama.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Shutdown Stories: Movies, cooking, and being in the present are key, says Tahir Raj Bhasin

While the 83 actor is locked down like everyone else, he is picking up where he left off with his movies, and also picking up a new skill: cooking.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Chintu review: A quiet needed conversation with the self is a good lockdown lesson

Released much before the lockdown came into force, Anubhav Anand's quiet contemplation of life acquires new meaning in the current vulnerable state of isolation.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

15 years of Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, the definitive political film for any aspiring revolutionary

The work of a director who came of age in the tumultuous 1970s, Sudhir Mishra's Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi is one of the finest analyses of the Indian political system.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar