Aseem Chhabra

Senior Rediff.com Contributor Aseem Chhabra is director of the New York Indian Film Festival, an entertainment writer and author of Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star. You can e-mail the author at aseem.chhabra@gmail.com

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You must watch these AMAZING movies!

You must watch these AMAZING movies!

Rediff.com6 days ago

Aseem Chhabra picks 10 fascinating films he watched in Macao -- a blend of Asian, independent, Hollywood projects and even a 66-years-old classic Japanese film that still stands the test of time.

'Irrfan's not going to die'

'Irrfan's not going to die'

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

Varun Gautam, Irrfan's friend from his Jaipur days, learned about Irrfan's illness when he received a phone call from Sutapa. This was sometime before Irrfan officially announced his illness. He assured her, 'Even if the doctors are concerned, he will still stay alive.'

The BEST 200 Indian Films of the Decade

The BEST 200 Indian Films of the Decade

Rediff.com13 Nov 2019

Aseem Chhabra picks the finest Indian films in the 2010-2019 decade.

10 AMAZING movies you must see!

10 AMAZING movies you must see!

Rediff.com17 Oct 2019

As the MAMI film festival kicks off, Aseem Chhabra picks the must watch Indian movies.

'Actors want to work with me, not producers'

'Actors want to work with me, not producers'

Rediff.com16 Oct 2019

Moothon's script won the Sundance Institute's Global Filmmaking Award. Geethu Mohandas's movie is now coming to a theatre near you.

'Sky Is Pink required big stars'

'Sky Is Pink required big stars'

Rediff.com10 Oct 2019

'There is never a safe choice in the movie business.' 'Everything is chance.'

Why Asif Kapadia made a movie on Maradona

Why Asif Kapadia made a movie on Maradona

Rediff.com27 Sep 2019

'It was difficult, but we wanted to show an honest portrayal.' 'I was not trying to tear him apart.'

'Priyanka was intense'

'Priyanka was intense'

Rediff.com17 Sep 2019

'... and committed.' 'Priyanka had so much happening in her personal life...' 'Once we started, Priyanka rose to it.'

AMAZING FILMS, coming up!

AMAZING FILMS, coming up!

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

Aseem Chhabra picks Indian and other South Asian gems at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Box Office: Lion King gets outstanding weekend

Box Office: Lion King gets outstanding weekend

Rediff.com23 Jul 2019

The hits and flops of the week.

Box Office: Super 30 gets slow opening

Box Office: Super 30 gets slow opening

Rediff.com16 Jul 2019

The hits and flops of the week.

Box Office: Malaal fails, Article 15 is a hit

Box Office: Malaal fails, Article 15 is a hit

Rediff.com9 Jul 2019

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Box office: Article 15 gets decent opening

Box office: Article 15 gets decent opening

Rediff.com2 Jul 2019

The hits and flops of the week.

Send us YOUR Article 15 review!

Send us YOUR Article 15 review!

Rediff.com1 Jul 2019

Here's your chance to review Article 15!

Review: Article 15 will live with its audience

Review: Article 15 will live with its audience

Rediff.com29 Jun 2019

'Even though the film focuses on caste discriminations in rural India, it is first of all a riveting police procedural, and one of the best made in India,' says Aseem Chhabra.

Review: Article 15 will live with its audience

Review: Article 15 will live with its audience

Rediff.com29 Jun 2019

'Even though the film focuses on caste discriminations in rural India, it is first of all a riveting police procedural, and one of the best made in India,' says Aseem Chhabra.

Box Office: Akshay's Kesari won't be a big hit

Box Office: Akshay's Kesari won't be a big hit

Rediff.com26 Mar 2019

The hits and misses of the week.

'Most psychologists are not queer-friendly'

'Most psychologists are not queer-friendly'

Rediff.com20 Mar 2019

A workshop on the LGBTQ+ community throws light on challenges they face. Meghna Chadha reports.

Box Office: Photograph, Milan Talkies fail

Box Office: Photograph, Milan Talkies fail

Rediff.com19 Mar 2019

The hits and misses of the week.

Box Office: Badla gets decent opening

Box Office: Badla gets decent opening

Rediff.com12 Mar 2019

The hits and misses of the week.

Box Office: Luka Chuppi is a hit!

Box Office: Luka Chuppi is a hit!

Rediff.com5 Mar 2019

The hits and misses of the week.

What made the Oscars SO DIFFERENT this year

What made the Oscars SO DIFFERENT this year

Rediff.com26 Feb 2019

The 91st Annual Academy Awards was anything but boring, feels Aseem Chhabra.

Box Office: Total Dhamaal opens well, but...

Box Office: Total Dhamaal opens well, but...

Rediff.com26 Feb 2019

The hits and misses of the week.

My Top 10 Films at the Berlin Film Festival

My Top 10 Films at the Berlin Film Festival

Rediff.com22 Feb 2019

Aseem Chhabra is impressed by Rima Das's Bulbul Can Sing, Ritesh Batra's Photograph and eight other outstanding films.

Box Office: Gully Boy is a hit!

Box Office: Gully Boy is a hit!

Rediff.com18 Feb 2019

The hits and misses of the week.

Gully Boy Review: Ranveer rocks!

Gully Boy Review: Ranveer rocks!

Rediff.com10 Feb 2019

'Gully Boy is a pulsating salute to the new angry India and its youth,' says Aseem Chhabra who watched Zoya Akhtar's movie at the Berlin film festival.

365 days. 319 films

365 days. 319 films

Rediff.com21 Jan 2019

How many of the 319 films Aseem Chhabra watched in 2018 have you seen?

SHOCKING night at the Golden Globes!

SHOCKING night at the Golden Globes!

Rediff.com7 Jan 2019

Why were two of 2018's critically panned films awarded?! exclaims Aseem Chhabra.

2018's 10 Best Moments In Hindi Films

2018's 10 Best Moments In Hindi Films

Rediff.com3 Jan 2019

Aseem Chhabra picks the scenes that left him impressed this year.

Mrinal Sen had 'little patience for bigots and hypocrites'

Mrinal Sen had 'little patience for bigots and hypocrites'

Rediff.com31 Dec 2018

'Mrinalda, the world, and for sure my world won't be the same without you,' Nandita Das tells Subhash K Jha.

2018's TOP 15 Indian films

2018's TOP 15 Indian films

Rediff.com28 Dec 2018

Aseem Chhabra looks at the year's best Non-Hindi Indian movies.

What are Priyanka's plans after her wedding?

What are Priyanka's plans after her wedding?

Rediff.com30 Nov 2018

Will Priyanka start a family? Or does she have some career aces up her sleeve? Longtime Rediff.com contributor Aseem Chhabra, author of

The Last Tango with Bernardo Bertolucci

The Last Tango with Bernardo Bertolucci

Rediff.com27 Nov 2018

Aseem Chhabra salutes the late Italian Master and his cinema.

AMAZING movies coming up!

AMAZING movies coming up!

Rediff.com24 Oct 2018

The jewels to watch out for at MAMI.

Prejudice to pride

Prejudice to pride

Rediff.com20 Oct 2018

The Naz Foundation is trying to sensitise workplaces towards the LGBT community, reports Geetanjali Krishna.

Is he India's answer to Bruce Lee?

Is he India's answer to Bruce Lee?

Rediff.com9 Oct 2018

'When we make these action machismo films, the stupidest thing is to show that the hero sails through a thousand people. It's a tradition we have grown up with.' 'We don't have the basis of creating a Bruce Lee or a Jackie Chan.'

How Nandita Das convinced Rishi Kapoor to play a sleazy producer

How Nandita Das convinced Rishi Kapoor to play a sleazy producer

Rediff.com25 Sep 2018

'Rishi Kapoor was shocked and said, 'Woh sare log jinko main janta hoon, unki filmein main nahin kar raha. Aapko to main janta bhi nahin hoon.'

'Someone asked me why did you cast Paresh Rawal'

'Someone asked me why did you cast Paresh Rawal'

Rediff.com25 Sep 2018

'People were apprehensive when I cast Nawaz. Especially after Sacred Games, people told me you are diminishing Manto.' 'But he is an actor and actors don't diminish.'

'A lot of mothers don't end up doing films'

'A lot of mothers don't end up doing films'

Rediff.com25 Sep 2018

'We don't have that support system.' 'The last six years has gone into making Manto and raising Vihaan and it has been tough.'

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