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Bollywood Films - Reviews

Bollywood Films - Reviews

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  •     Dabangg
    “I’ll make so many holes in your body that you won’t even know from where to breathe and from where to fart!” Well, the showpiece dialogue of Dabangg should tell you something about the film, even without seeing it. That it is loud and lewd a...
  •     Badmash Company
    Something is going seriously wrong with Aditya Chopra's movie selection. The brain behind the Yashraj think-tank recently seems to be repeatedly erring in his choice of movie-themes and that has clearly shown through India's premier movie-house's lac...
  •     My Name Is Khan
    Karan Johar is seriously trying to change his image as a mass-oriented, mushy film-maker and trying to establish Dharma Productions as a film-house producing movies with substance and a message to boot! His earlier effort as a producer in Kurbaan may...
  •     3 Idiots
    'Wow, how does he do that? How can he pick up winners every time?' That was the first thought coming to my mind after coming out of the theatre after watching 3 Idiots. No, I was not thinking of Aamir Khan, the film's hero- even though I won't be bla...
  •     Rocket Singh – Salesman of the year
    This Yashraj- follow-up to Chak De India from the talented team of writer Jaideeep Sahni and Shimit Amin is another good if a bit lengthy film based on a similar theme based on an underdog outsider taking on the system. But if last time it was the wo...
  •     Paa
    Director R. Balki had presented a modern May-September love-story in his debut film Cheeni Kum and in Paa, he decides to portray a tale of father-son-bonding. The clever twist (No doubt inspired by Benjamin Button!) comes from the fact that the son i...
  •     What\'s Your Raashee?
    What exactly got into Ashutosh Gowarikar's head to prompt him to make such a film? The director who has given us memorable films such as Lagaan, Swades and Jodha Akbar, comes up with a rather naïve and childish comedy that is bound to raise such blu...
  •     Kurbaan
    A psychology professor (Kareena Kapoor) is aggressively wooed and won over by a fellow professor (Saif Ali Khan), teaching Islamic Studies. The Hindu-Muslim love story starts in Delhi and moves to New York as the lady (having married her man!) gets a...
  •     New York
    As the first major big banner release after the resolution of producer- multiplex owner dispute, New York was supposed to woo the audiences back into the theatres. But after watching it on the big screen, I am not sure that the film would manage that...
  •     Salaam Bombay To Slumdog Millionaire
    Slumdog’s astounding success made me revisit Salaam Bombay- the first movie made about Mumbai’s slums featuring Indian actors and sporting Western directorial sensitivity! But I found that despite their similar canvases, the two films presented ...
  •     Ghajini
    There was an era in Hindi cinema when villain-violence-vengeance were key ingredients of the film; when losing memory after a head-injury was an everyday occurrence; when the hero was expected to bash up twenty goons single-handedly; when the villain...
  •     Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
    Shahrukh Khan has a habit of proving me wrong time and again since the time he has entered into the film industry. First I had commented (in private!) that this ‘Coming from TV’ ‘over’-actor would never survive for long; well, he has gone on ...
  •     Dhoop
    Dhoop is based on a real-life-story of a Kargil-hero Captain Anuj Nair. The film of course, changes the names and what we see first is a happy family- a full-of-life armyman (Sanjay Suri), his lovely fiancée (Gul Panang), his elderly professor fathe...
  •     Heroes
    To get their film-institute graduation degree, these two vagabonds (Sohail Khan, Vatsal Seth ) decide to make a film- ‘Why not to join Indian army’! To help them out in this project, a senior war-journalist (an emaciated looking Mohnish Behl) the...
  •     Hello versus C Kkompany- Losers come to party
    In life, there are winners and there are losers and the latter category conveniently outnumbers the former one! But life never stays still and losers do get their opportunity to turn it around- sometimes through fate, sometimes through their own init...
  •     Mumbai Meri Jaan
    It was 27.11.08. My television had been beaming live images of the terror-affected Taj, Oberoi and Nariman House for more than 24 hours. The senses had numbed. There was no apparent end to this terror drama, which was being presented to me in mini an...
  •     Dostana
    Just as the end credits were rolling I managed to latch on to the name of the publicity firm for Dostana. It was‘Hype’- no kidding, I am dead serious. By the way, the firm has indeed done a good job. With slick promos and clever chat shows this f...
  •     Mukhbiir Versus Chamku
    While writing on Wednesday and Aamir on PFC, I realized that in recent times, I have watched quite a few Bollywood films that can be thematically grouped into distinctive pairs. Most of these films have been box-office duds but in pairs, they often o...
  •     A Wednesday Versus Aamir
    Terrorism fuelled by religious fanaticism has become a burning topic in today’s world. Until recently Hindi cinema just used the populist villain-ish image of terrorism, which served to provide the filmi ammunition for hero’s explosive on-screen ...
  •     Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
    When was the last time an original, youthful romantic comedy was flawlessly presented in Bollywood? Okay- there was Jab We Met recently but then it was ‘inspired’ by It Happened One Night. I scratch my head trying to remember more such names but ...

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