Subhash K Jha

Brutally Basic Bollywood

Subhash K Jha is a film critic and movie expert.

Oscars 2018 were predictable and boring, and overlooked true winners

Everyone wants to be politically correct at the Oscars.

Mar 8, 2018 - 04:01 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Not just Sridevi, many of Bollywood's screen queens have died too early

Sridevi has left us only at 54. She was at her prime both as a woman and an actor. Her performance in Mom last year proved her steely will to excel no matter what the age.

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:34 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Fabulous cook, accomplished painter Sridevi no more — Lesser known facts about the screen icon

Sridevi was a fabulous cook. She learnt how to cook after marriage with Boney Kapoor as she wanted to feed him at home.

Feb 27, 2018 - 07:21 AM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood - Swara Bhaskar, Padmaavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and jauhar: Old rage, new bottle, misplaced

This week the very talented Swara Bhaskar became a little more famous when she decided to take on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat for promoting jauhar… no, not Indra Se

Feb 3, 2018 - 12:05 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Padmaavat emerges triumphant from the ordeal by fire

There is good and bad news for Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Jan 27, 2018 - 12:55 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Padmaavat salutes Rajputs, Karni Sena lied and got it wrong

Dear Karni Sena, Namaskaar.

Jan 23, 2018 - 03:54 PM IST

For Padmaavat, next challenge is movie hall owners

On Wednesday there was uncertainty and fear surrounding the future of Padmavati. Will the producers Viacom 18 Motion Pictures actually be able to release the film in spite of the threat?

Jan 18, 2018 - 06:05 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Delusion of stardom is Bollywood's unspoken tragedy

Nothing saddens me more than to see actors wrap their heads around their own illusory stardom and strut around with the attitude that one would expect a man of Mr Bachchan's stature to adopt.

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:23 AM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Many movie stars don't want their daughters in Bollywood. Here is why

Some time ago, I was not at all alarmed and shocked to read Sanjay Dutt' s confession that he wanted to break a leg (hers, not his own) when his elder daughter Trishala expressed a desire to become

Jan 16, 2018 - 09:46 AM IST