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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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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.

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.

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.'

Why Village Rockstars needs Aamir Khan

Why Village Rockstars needs Aamir Khan

Rediff.com25 Sep 2018

Politics, favouritism and poor taste in cinema have contributed to embarrassing choices for the Oscar race in the past. This little gem from India needs the love, emotional and financial support from the government as well as the Indian film industry, argues Aseem Chhabra.

Shocking! What 26/11 film ignores

Shocking! What 26/11 film ignores

Rediff.com14 Sep 2018

'Despite its noble attempts, tight editing, terrific sound design, good performances and a compelling story, Hotel Mumbai tells a big lie.'

10 Hindi Movies That Define India

10 Hindi Movies That Define India

Rediff.com15 Aug 2018

Aseem Chhabra lists the movies that taught him about the Idea of India.

'Irrfan is one of the world's greatest actors'

'Irrfan is one of the world's greatest actors'

Rediff.com26 Jul 2018

'You can't take your eyes off him.'

When Priyanka Chopra was an American teenager

When Priyanka Chopra was an American teenager

Rediff.com9 Jul 2018

What was life like for the confident Priyanka Chopra of today when she was a gawky teenager?

No Sir! The Oscars weren't boring at all!

No Sir! The Oscars weren't boring at all!

Rediff.com5 Mar 2018

'The way the winners react and the speeches they deliver.' 'That is where the fun happens, when the actors and other winners let down their guard, challenge the system, talk about issues that should matter to us,' says Aseem Chhabra.

354 films in 365 days

354 films in 365 days

Rediff.com10 Jan 2018

How many of the 354 films Aseem Chhabra watched in 2017 have you seen?

Golden Globes: When stars let down their guard

Golden Globes: When stars let down their guard

Rediff.com9 Jan 2018

'To me,' says Aseem Chhabra, 'the Golden Globes hold the most meaning as one gets to see stars celebrating, getting emotional, letting their guard down and showing us their regular human side.'

The stars who will win the Golden Globes

The stars who will win the Golden Globes

Rediff.com5 Jan 2018

If anyone thinks that the Golden Globes are insignificant, the Hollywood studios are out to prove them wrong.

The BEST FOREIGN Films of 2017

The BEST FOREIGN Films of 2017

Rediff.com31 Dec 2017

Aseem Chhabra gives us the top films that enriched his year.

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