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  • Even though the small-budget film is getting commercially released in 2014, it has already been shown in various film festivals all over the world and has even won the Best Film National Award in 2012....
  • Zero Dark Thirty is a riveting and provocative story of manhunt for America's most wanted terrorist!...
  • The history is full of moving stories, which have not received their fair share of limelight. 1930’s Chittagong revolt is one such overlooked, undervalued event from Indian freedom struggle....
  • Despite all the mayhem going on in the world, 2012 proved to be one of the most successful years for Bollywood. There were many big-time box-office winners and quite a few memorable parallel (or should I say ‘Multiplex- oriented’!) movies....
  • Of late, Hindi cinema has been happily churning out new editions of popular film franchises. ...
  • For a long time, Talaash had been in the news for wrong reasons. Its long delayed release had fanned speculations that Aamir was not happy with the final product. There were rumours afloat that the film was being reshot. Mind you that as a hero, this...
  • As Yash Chopra’s last directorial venture releasing just after his death, Jab Tak Hai Jaan has already made it to the milestone page in the history books. But where does it actually stand in the glittering array of films that he made over a career ...
  • Remakes of South Indian hits are proving to be safe bets for many film-makers. Ghajini, Wanted, Ready, Body Guard, Singham, Rowdy Rathore…the list is endless. Now Rajmouli’s Telugu hit Maryada Ramanna gets a Hindi (sorry- Punjabi!) makeover in So...
  • For the first time, Karan Johar decides to leave his big stars and makes a film with a bunch of unknown youngsters. But being Karan Johar, he still doesn’t spare any effort to make his film as lush and lavish as his earlier star-driven vehicles. So...
  • The parallel cinema of the post-Millennium Bollywood is certainly proving to be a winner. Realistic yet entertaining; avoiding commercial clichés yet proving viable at the box-office, this genre is the most vibrant and enticing thing happening in co...
  • It’s a love story. It’s a hate story. It’s a human story. It’s a pest story. Director S.S. Rajamauli had this wacky idea for his Telugu blockbuster Eega. After seeing its Hindi dubbed version Makkhi, one just marvels how well it has captured ...
  • Why do directors who dished out such promising debut films, falter so badly in their second offering? First Sagar Ballary did it and now it is Sanjay Kandhury’s turn. If Ballary’s fall from a brilliant Bheja Fry to an obnoxious Bheja Fry 2 was on...
  • Cinema (or for that matter any art form!) may not have the power to change social mindset. But it certainly has the power to bring more awareness about various social complexities. Prakash Jha has always used his cinema to do the same. His UP-Bihar-c...
  • Just over a month ago, I watched Sachin Kundalkar’s Marathi film Gandh, which by the director’s own admission, was inspired by World Cinema. It was a collection of three short-stories based on the theme of smell. The first story in Gandh was Lagn...
  • Yes, a debut in any profession is quite a difficult proposition but a comeback is even trickier, particularly if you have left your career after reigning like a queen! That must have been the peculiar predicament faced by Sridevi when she signed for ...
  • That's the opening salvo in the recently released Raaz 3 but in a way this tag-line explains Madhur Bhandarkar's film-making philosophy. Films like Chandani Bar, Satta, Page 3, Traffic Signal, Jail, Corporate and Fashion have already shown his penc...
  • After seeing Ranbir’s Chaplinesque antics in the promos and remembering writer-director Anurag Basu’s uneven track record (Saaya, Gangster, Murder, Kites…), I was not really sure if I wanted to see Barfi in the theatre. I had decided to wait fo...
  • When you are taking on something as powerful as God and Religion, you need to firmly keep your wits about yourself. Paresh Raval and Akshay Kumar's OMG, based on a popular Gujarati play Kanji Virudh Kanji (which in turn was supposedly inspired by an...
  • Parsis, since the time they arrived on the Indian shores way back some centuries ago, have made good of their promise to mix into the Indian mainstream, just like sugar in milk. Yet their typical goofy, quirky image (besides their tall real life achi...
  • I still remember watching the first day, first show of Dabangg on an Eid holiday and then, coming out happy, having thoroughly enjoyed the Salman-act of single-handedly carrying the typical Masala film. I was happy because in a way, he was reviving t...
  • Half an hour into the first part of the film, I sat there wondering if director Anurag Kashyap (who also co-wrote and co-produced the film) had bitten off more than he could chew. What I was seeing on screen was a relentless spate of violence and cri...
  • A London Film School graduate (Suniel Shetty) comes to Mumbai to make a film on a serious theme – a story of a journalist who gets raped while probing a medicine-scam. With the help of his childhood friend (Rajpal Yadav), a struggling actor trying ...
  • A porn star-cum-high class prostitute (Sunny Leone) is hired by a secret service agent (Arunoday Singh) to lure and trap her former lover (Randeep Hooda), a once upright cop, who has now turned into dangerous terrorist. But as she takes up the assign...
  • It’s London. A happy-go-lucky philanderer (Saif Ali Khan) goes into a no-strings-attached live-in relationship with a bold and bindaas lass(Deepika Padukone). But when his mother arrives unannounced, he presents another girl, his girlfriend’s shy...
  • Six bachelor friends share a flat. In this place (which they call ‘Sadda Adda’), they stay, cook, eat, drink, sleep and dream together. Achieving their diverse aims and ambitions in life is not easy as it seems. With plenty of obstacles and stumb...
  • A Mumbai-based small-time thief (Akshay Kumar) and his crony get the surprise of their lives, when the box they have flicked contains not some valuables but a small girl, who embraces the thief, calling him her dad! The surprises continue when strang...

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