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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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Article Tamil

20 years of Alaipayuthey: An album of refreshing originality

While the film is a trademark realistic romance by Mani Ratnam, it is the soundtrack that truly brings on a wave of nostalgia in an age of repetitive remixes.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

The criticism is valid, admits Sidharth Malhotra on 'Masakali 2.0' outrage

The actor's latest single, 'Masakali 2.0', a remix of the original from Delhi-6 (2009), has been roundly criticised by audiences as well as the original composer, AR Rahman.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi Telugu

Working in a French TV series helped Naveen Polishetty write his first film, Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya

The Chhichhore (2019) actor learnt valuable lessons on professionalism, passion and detailing on the sets of Fais pas ci, Fais pas ça, which helped him in co-writing the Telugu film with Swaroop RSJ.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

'Masakali 2.0' song: Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria cannot save this mediocre remake of a lyrical classic

Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi, the song is a remake of the original by AR Rahman from the film Delhi-6, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Tamil

Janani's Juliet review: Sharp documentary that explores love, caste and Shakespeare through the Indian lens

Pankaj Rishi Kumar's documentary peeks behind the process of Koumarane Valavane's play to provide a new perspective to love across the caste divide.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article American

Extraction trailer: Chris Hemsworth turns into Rambo to rescue a young boy

Directed by Sam Hargrave, the film also features Randeep Hooda and Pankaj Tripathi and will be released on Netflix on 24 April.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth, Mohanlal come together in Family, a film on importance of self-isolation

The earnings from the made-at-home short film, virtually directed by Prasoon Pandey, will be used to help the daily wage workers from the film industry. 

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Bamfaad trailer: Love stands at the crossroads of violence in this searing saga

Directed by Ranjan Chandel, the Zee5 original film marks the debut of Aditya Rawal, alongside Shalini Pandey. 

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Hasmukh trailer: Vir Das is a 'killer' comedian in this new Netflix series

The web-series, featuring Vir Das and Ranvir Shorey, will be streamed on the platform from 17 April.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Pankaj Tripathi takes to writing in the isolation of the coronavirus lockdown

The 83 actor has taken to writing as a means of keeping his skills sharp in this period of hibernation.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Everyone is adapting and growing, says Tahir Raj Bhasin on using technology for Looop Lapeta prep

With the lockdown in place, the actor reveals that instead of having face-to-face meetings, rehearsals and meetings for the Run Lola Run remake are now taking place over video calls. 

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Panchayat trailer: Jitendra Kumar's dreams take unexpected detour to a quaint little town in new series

Featuring Neena Gupta, Raghuvir Yadav, and Biswapati Sarkar, the series will stream on the Amazon Prime Video platform from 3 April. 

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Coronavirus update: Gulzar pens verse urging people to stay at home

In his new poem posted on social media, the veteran lyricist says that this diificult time too will pass.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi Telugu

Shutdown Stories: Naveen Polishetty hopes to make the world laugh in its most troubled time

The Chhichhore (2019) actor speaks about turning to humour in this dark period, reading philosophy, and doing some cathartic writing.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

More avenues have opened up: Cargo director Arati Kadav on the benefits of lockdown, sci-fi, and stories

Arati Kadav, whose work was selected for the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival, speaks about the silver lining around the sudden festival cancellations, living in a suddenly dystopian world, and spreading more sci-fi.

3 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Maska review: It's predictable and sweet, but short on substance

While Prit Kamani, Shirley Setia and Nikita Dutta are lively additions, it's the veterans, Manisha Koirala and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are the highlights of this Netflix original film. 

4 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Shutdown Stories: Gulshan Devaiah makes the most of the break with his skipping rope and YouTube shows

Actor Gulshan Devaiah does not find the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic daunting because he is perfectly able to 'sit and vegetate for months'.

4 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Nimmi (1933–2020): Another star fades away from the horizon

An actress who arrived in Hindi cinema only accidentally and chose projects without focusing on her own stardom, Nimmi was the last remnant of perhaps the most glamorous and glorious period of Hindi cinema.

4 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article American Hindi

Shutdown Stories: Adil Hussain finds refuge in books, movies and cooking

The Life Of Pi (2012) actor speaks about handling the sudden countrywide lockdown, which he had predicted, with his 'greatest love' aside from acting and a bit of non-fiction reading.

4 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

You start making choices that interest you, and slowly it becomes your forte: Gulshan Devaiah

Actor Gulshan Devaiah speaks about working in the absurd black comedy Afsos and trying to do the unconventional even in standard commercial cinema.

4 months ago — Shriram Iyengar