Tanul Thakur

Tanul Thakur is a National-Award-winning film critic. He used to write for The Sunday Guardian and The Big Indian Picture.
  • Homi Adajania

    Close up: Homi Adajania

    Homi Adajania cannot be slotted as a filmmaker. He’s made an off-kilter thriller as well as a regular romcom. Spoke to the filmmaker about his dichotomous filmography and directorial choices. Your collaboration with Finding Fanny’s co-writer, Kersi Khambatta, borders on the novelistic: you first write a story, which he...
  • Iss. V

    Close up: Piyush Mishra

    Piyush Mishra doesn’t mince words. He doesn’t need to. In an in-length in conversation with Piyush Mishra where he talks about his days in National School of Drama (NSD) and his life after it, the flippancy with which he dealt his early, formative years, his theatre days. The unending...
  • Kamal Swaroop

    Close up: Kamal Swaroop

    Kamal Swaroop is known for flouting every possible convention. I spoke to the filmmaker about his documentary on Dadasaheb Phalke, a project that’s taken two decades to materialise. When was the first time you became interested in Dadasaheb Phalke’s life? What intrigued you the most about him? I got...
  • Nimrat Kaur

    Close up: Nimrat Kaur

    Nimrat Kaur You auditioned for your role in Homeland without having watched the show. How was that experience? Yes, I hadn’t watched the show till then . But it was like any other audition. It was actually a serendipitous situation, where I ended up being in London when they...
  • Hemant Gaba

    Close up: Hemant Gaba

    Hemant Gaba’s Shuttlecock Boys revolves around the lives, successes and failures of four friends who hail from lower middle class backgrounds in Delhi. Should we accept what life offers to us on a platter or should we try to chase our dreams, taking the path less taken? That’s the...