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Siddhant Adlakha

Siddhant Adlakha is a filmmaker, actor, television writer, and film critic. He splits his time between New York and Mumbai.

Why India Loves ‘Friends’

How a 1994 show set in New York became — and remains — a beloved comfort watch on the other side of the world.

Siddhant Adlakha

July 05, 2021

How a Nepali Drama Deconstructs Male Ego

Filmmaker Khyentse Norbu’s latest, “Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache,” captures a man’s journey through the chaotic rift between the spiritual and the modern.

Siddhant Adlakha

April 09, 2021

The Best South Asian Films of 2020

In a year without theaters, films from the subcontinent and its diaspora still thrived.

Siddhant Adlakha

December 22, 2020

DDLJ, the Film That Took Bollywood Global

How the iconic movie plays at 25.

Siddhant Adlakha

October 20, 2020

The Indian Films of the Decade

Indian cinema tends to be absent in most Western retrospectives — so we wrote our own.

Siddhant Adlakha

December 19, 2019

Sholay Gets Its Streaming Moment

The Bollywood classic has long been relegated to cable and piracy. It’s now available on Amazon Prime — if anyone will watch.

Siddhant Adlakha

October 07, 2019

South Asia’s Largest Queer Film Festival

Ten years on, KASHISH continues to bring the world of LGBTQIA cinema to India.

Siddhant Adlakha

September 04, 2019

In Queens, the Bombay Theatre Persists

New York City’s last remaining Bollywood theater faces multiple threats: streaming, multiplexes, and changing demographics.

Siddhant Adlakha

July 12, 2019

What is Ritesh Batra Nostalgic For?

The award-winning filmmaker behind The Lunchbox and Photograph discusses cooking, memories, and telling stories about a changing India.

Siddhant Adlakha

June 04, 2019

The Trauma is in the Details: Hotel Mumbai and 26/11 on Film

From Hotel Mumbai to its predecessors, portrayals of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks rarely focus on brown lives and experiences — or get the details right.

Siddhant Adlakha

March 27, 2019

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