All stories by DEEPTI PATWARDHAN
In Grand Slam Goodbye, Sania Goes BoldlyRediff.com7 days ago
In the 18 years that she has been on tour, Sania Mirza was the standard-bearer for tennis in the country. Never before had an Indian player dominated from the back court with such conviction. Deepti Patwardhan Salutes the Incomparable Sania Mirza.
Would Messi Have Won World Cup Without Di Maria?Rediff.com26 Dec 2022
Eight years is a long time in the life of an athlete. But just like Messi, Di Maria has preserved and persisted towards his childhood dream, points out Deepti Patwardhan.
Richarlison's Importance In A Morally-Conflicted World CupRediff.com9 Dec 2022
Richarlison is a rarity among the overindulged footballing elite. In a World Cup which has been overshadowed by social issues, Brazil's latest football sensation is championing more than just one cause, observes Deepti Patwardhan.
Winds Of Change Sweep Men's TennisRediff.com12 Nov 2022
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic had made it near impossible for their peers to live, and thrive, amongst them. But the coming generation, which hasn't been as scarred by defeat at the hands of the Big 3, may make tennis unpredictable again.
Federer Evoked Wonder And Emotion Like No OtherRediff.com26 Sep 2022
Federer may have set the benchmark on how to do tennis retirements. He didn't go out in a blaze of lonely glory but in the warmth of friendships formed over the years, observes Deepti Patwardhan.
Shabaash Mithu ReviewRediff.com15 Jul 2022
Two things keep Shabaash Mithu relevant: Taapsee Pannu and the sheer grit of the Mithali Raj story, observes Deepti Patwardhan.
Shabaash Mithu Trailer: Well-Timed HitRediff.com21 Jun 2022
Taapsee Pannu portrays the vulnerability of a young Mithali Raj stumbling into a hostile India camp to the confident captain to went on to inspire generations of players, observes Deepti Patwardhan.
Kaun Pravin Tambe ReviewRediff.com1 Apr 2022
Shreyas Talpade plays the titular role with aplomb, applauds Deepti Patwardhan.
King Richard ReviewRediff.com26 Mar 2022
Will Smith, who had once portrayed the irreverent Muhammad Ali with such aplomb, brings the character of Richard Williams alive. The accent, the dialect, the body-language and the ever-present chip on the shoulder, observes Deepti Patwardhan.
Big Bang Moment: '83 promises FIREWORKSRediff.com1 Dec 2021
Like India's '83 World Cup campaign itself, the movie looks like a rollicking ride, notes Deepti Patwardhan.
Rashmi Rocket ReviewRediff.com14 Oct 2021
Rashmi Rocket suffers from overcrowding. Through its runtime of nearly two hours, it hints at too many issues without sinking its teeth into any, observes Deepti Patwardhan.
Break Point reviewRediff.com1 Oct 2021
Break Point is an emotional ride into Indian tennis' ultimate fairytale gone wrong, observes Deepti Patwardhan.