Shriram

Shriram
Senior Feature Writer

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.
Editorial Team

Articles by Shriram

Article Hindi

5 reasons Parinda is still a classic: 30th anniversary special

The Vidhu Vinod Chopra film that reshaped the idea of stylized gangster epics in Hindi cinema remains immensely watchable even today.

14 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Third Battle of Panipat comes to shape in newest poster for Ashutosh Gowariker's historical film

The makers released the latest poster for the period war drama featuring Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt.

16 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Bala song 'Pyaar Toh Tha': Truth emerges in this eternal promise of love by Jubin Nautiyal

The lyrics by Priya Saraiya are good, and fall in step with the beats of the Sachin-Jigar composition. 

16 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Ujda Chaman review: Abhishek Pathak's comedy is a decent attempt at tackling a hairy issue

Though it is mostly well intentioned, Pathak's film at times exchanges sensitivity for humour.

16 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Motichoor Chaknachoor song 'Choti Choti Gal': Yasser Desai wonderfully renders this emotive ballad

Composed by Arjuna Harjai, the song is minimalistic in style and soothing in experience.

17 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

I will sue anyone who remixes our songs, threatens Vishal Dadlani

The singer-composer took to Twitter to slam the trend of remixing original songs to create new versions for movies.

17 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Bala song 'Naah Goriye': Ayushmann Khurrana jigs with Sonam Bajwa in B Praak's hip remake

Arranged by B Praak, the song is an updated on Jaani and B Praak's 2017 chartbuster of the same name. 

18 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

After Gangubai Kathiawadi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali announces Baiju Bawra

The film, which will tell the story of the legendary 16th century musician who once trumped Tansen in a singing contest, will be released during Diwali 2021.

20 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Made In China review: Rajkummar Rao and Boman Irani stiffen up this quirky, comic enterprise

Mikhil Musale's film has humour, good performances and some sparkling dialogues that prop up this delicate comedy about sexual inhibition.

23 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Pagalpanti song 'Tum Par Hum Hain Atke': Mika Singh and Neha Kakkar's version lacks the melody of the original

The composition by Tanishk Bagchi is a remix of the original Himesh Reshammiya song from Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998).

24 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Radhika Apte turns director with short film, Sleepwalkers

The film will feature Gulshan Devaiah and Shahana Goswami, alongside Apte. 

24 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Hotel Mumbai, starring Dev Patel, to arrive in theatres on 29 November, releases new trailer

Directed by Anthony Maras, the film revives the deadly terror attacks of 26 November 2008 in Mumbai. 

25 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Rajasthani

Maru Ro Moti review: Visual exploration of the world of music through a boy's journey

Pushpendra Singh's film is a rich visual diary that is artful but not always engrossing.

25 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Pagalpanti trailer: Madness, action, and ghosts come alive with this confusing John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat caper

Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film is set to release on 22 November. 

26 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Bala song 'Don't Be Shy' copyright war: Badshah responds to Dr Zeus

Rapper Dr Zeus had slammed the makers of Bala and the composers for remaking his song without permission.

27 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Cargo review: A new dimension to mythology and existentialism in this wonderful sci-fi film

Arati Kadav's debut feature manages to delve into ancient Indian myths through the new prism of science fiction, offering them a new relevance.

28 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Axone review: Layered Northeastern recipe that unravels the true colours of India's differences

Nicholas Kharkongor's film explores the threat of racism, discrimination, friendship, family and Indianness through the journey of a group of friends from the Northeast living in Delhi.

28 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Salman Khan's Radhe will arrive on Eid 2020

The actor released a motion poster for his next Eid release along with that for his upcoming Dabangg 3.

29 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Saand Ki Aankh song 'Baby Gold': A joyful celebration of Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar's gold medals

Composed by Vishal Mishra, the song has vocals from Sona Mohapatra and Jyotica Tangri. 

about 1 month ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Assam

Rima Das short, For Each Other, part of BRICS anthology premiering at Pingyao International Film Festival

The anthology is backed by noted Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke. 

about 1 month ago — Shriram Iyengar