Pankaj Sachdeva writes about the various roles – villain, hero, romantic device – that staircases have assumed in films over the years.
By Pankaj Sachdeva In Noblemen, debutante director Vandana Kataria reimagines Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by setting it in a boarding school in India. Her film tells the story of Shay (Ali Haji) who is selected to play the part of Bassanio from the aforementioned play in the annual function at his school. He is bullied by his senior Baaadal (Shaan Grover) as he wants to play the part of Bassanio as well. In connivance with the school captain Arjun (Mohommad Ali Mir), Baaadal tries to force Shay to withdraw from the play using violence and torture. The only support system Shay has [...]
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