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Bollywood Films - Reviews

Bollywood Films - Reviews

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  •     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 ...
  •     Jannat
    This year, when most of the Bollywood’s biggies failed to make a home run at the box-office, Jannat proved to be a surprise hit despite its release clashing with the cricket’s popular Indian Premier League. Cricket also occupies important place i...
  •     Bhootnath
    When a cruise boat captain (Shahrukh Khan) brings his wife (Juhi Chawla) and his eight year-old son (Armaan Siddiqui) to settle in Goa; little do they know that the big, old mansion they are taking over is haunted. Kailashnath (Amitabh Bachchan) – ...
  •     U Me Aur Hum
    After a long acting career Ajay Devgan decides to don the mantle of a director and he comes up with a remarkably mature and sensitive first film, which starts off as a run-of-the-mill romance but soon turns into an emotional roller- coaster dealing w...
  •     Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic
    Close on the heels of Bhootnath, comes yet another high- profile film full of fantasy, magic, kids and family values. Producer-director Kunal Kohli (of Hum Tum and Fanaa-fame!) teams up with Yashraj Films; picks up 4 nice kids and his favourite star-...
  •     Classic Revisited - Jewel Thief - 1967
    A stylised suspense- thriller- Jewel Thief is a testimony to Vijay Anands directorial genius....

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