The Slow Interview

November 23, 2020

They wanted me to be Tina Turner. I liked Teejan Bai: Sona Mohapatra

In The Slow Cafe with Neelesh Misra, the feisty singer speaks about her early music influences, her unique voice and how she’s grown to love her own company.

Subha J Rao
October 29, 2020

Some songs change our life. Some of our songs change others’ lives: Swanand Kirkire

In The Slow Cafe with Neelesh Misra, the ace lyricist, writer and actor speaks about his early days, the struggle to break free from a popular debut song, and finding his safe space.

Subha J Rao
October 19, 2020

After Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai, everyone thought I’d turn Harshad Mehta into Hugh Hefner: Hansal Mehta

In The Slow Cafe with Neelesh Misra, director Hansal Mehta, whose works are a mirror to society, delves into his early days, Scam 1992 and love for Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao.

Subha J Rao
October 7, 2020

Papa CJ on the currency called celebrity and the joy of laughter

On Neelesh Misra’s The Slow Cafe, the celebrated stand-up comedian on his early years, how grief led to humour and why he wants to gift laughter.

Subha J Rao
September 29, 2020

The Slow Cafe: Yami Gautam on her first flight, plucking ‘ambiyan’ and the experience called Mumbai

In a conversation with Neelesh Misra, the actress who once aspired to be a civil servant opens up about her life experiences, growing up in small town in India and what fame means to her.

Subha J Rao
September 22, 2020

From Kasauli to Mumbai via Kabul: Tisca Chopra on a lifeline of learning

In The Slow Cafe with Neelesh Misra, the writer-actor-director-producer on her childhood influences, her lived experiences and why it is important to tell a story…

Subha J Rao
September 14, 2020

Insider, Outsider: The eternal quest to belong shines in Neelesh Misra’s The Slow Cafe with Manoj Bajpayee

During the course of 40 minutes, the ace actor speaks about his quest to return home, the concept of home, and why the COVID-19 lockdown is a life-defining period.

Subha J Rao
September 7, 2020

The Slow Interview with Suresh Raina: All about the moments that make a cricketer

Neelesh Misra nudges Raina to speak about the little things that got left behind, his inspirations in life, and gets him to sing too, in this two-hour film that comes close to a real-life conversation.

Subha J Rao
June 20, 2020

“A woman flows along with the situation. When she is a mother, she is fully devoted”

In this ‘slow’ interview, folk singer Malini Awasthi, a Padma Shri, talks about women, folk music, and the intricacies of marriage, and how her husband motivated her to start singing again

Neelesh Misra
May 16, 2020

Now, when I visit my village, I spend hours looking at the dewdrops: Pankaj Tripathi

He feels the quality of persistence in him comes from his village upbringing, and many of the characters that he has played are inspired by some of the people he has met in his village

Neelesh Misra