About Mayank Shekhar

Mayank Shekhar is film critic and national
cultural editor with Hindustan Times. He divides his time between Mumbai and the movies.

Propose day follows Rose day, a week before Valentine’s Day, exposing the agony of the frustrated Indian single male. [Read more]

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Down with this phony democracy then. Just download Sanjay Kak’s Kashmir documentary Jashn-e-Azadi [Read more]

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Three Punjabi men get into the Pacific mansion of the world’s deadliest Dr Dang, Salman Rushdie, who sprays bullets at them from his machine gun. If I hadn’t seen this film, I couldn’t have vouched for the fact that it really does exist. [Read more]

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The car suddenly swerved to the right at the precise moment. If it hadn’t, my wheels would have licked a little speed-breaker which had suddenly appeared by the footpath. [Read more]

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Irrfan Khan, born in 1967, was by no means a kid in the late ‘80s, when he was cast as a street child – one of the main actors – in Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay. Though doubtlessly capable as an actor, Irrfan was too tall for the role. [Read more]

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