Bollywood

Housefull 3 Trailer is Out and It Promises to Tickle Your Funny Bones This Time as well

Posted on: 24th Apr, 2016

Housefull 3 trailer is out and it seems to be a mix of the previous two instalments of Housefull movie series. However, it promises to tickle your funny bones this time as well. Veteran actor Boman Irani plays father to three girls essayed by Jacqueline Fernandes, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri. They have their boyfriends […]

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‘Taandav’ Starring Manoj Bajpayee is an Absurd Drama with Tragicomic Outlook on Human Existence

Posted on: 15th Feb, 2016

Devashish Makhija’s short film Taandav starring Manoj Bajpayee in an unusual role reminds me of Samuel Becket’s ‘Waiting for Godot’, a black comedy or a drama with tragicomic outlook on human existence. Both Taandav and ‘Waiting for Godot’ have one thing in common: existential absurdity or absurd existence where we are caught between a raging […]

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Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Fitoor’ is a Tale of Two Disappointments

Posted on: 14th Feb, 2016

Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor is a Tale of Two Disappointments: insignificant portrayal of Kashmir as a mere side actor and waste of such great talent as Tabu in an insubstantial love story of a dimwit artist. A poor Indian adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Fitoor begins like a powerhouse and then slogs down as an […]

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Best Five Documentary Films to Watch Online before 2015 Ends

Posted on: 8th Dec, 2015

Since I watched Satyajit Ray’s documentary on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, I have been in love with documentary films. I mostly watch free online documentaries on history, heritage, art and real life issues. Of late, I came across a great selection of documentary films on Muvizz.com, a portal of rare documentaries and short films, supported […]

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Who was Mastani? A Princess or Muslim Court Dancer

Posted on: 22nd Nov, 2015

Curiosity about who Mastani was is on the rise as release of Bajirao Mastani is approaching. There are a few legends about Mastani. “Mastani is one of the most misunderstood characters in the history of India,” says author Kusum Chopra who has a book on this historical character to her fame. Historians are divided in […]

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6 Reasons to Watch Amitabh & Deepika in ‘Piku’

Posted on: 18th Apr, 2015

Shoojit Sirkar’s Piku is going to see daylight on 8th May. From its trailers on YouTube.com, Piku seems to be a promising entertainer with emotive overtones and comic overtures. Shot in Kolkata, Piku is a poetry full of nostalgia. Those who have watched Shoojit Sirkar’s Vicky Donor are eager to know what makes Piku movie […]

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6 Reasons to Watch ‘Margarita, with a Straw’

Posted on: 15th Mar, 2015

Margarita, with a Straw, an offbeat film by Indian American filmmaker Shonali Bose, is all set to release on April 17 in India after its international premiers. It has already elicited warm response from all around at home and abroad. The story of a differently abled, bisexual girl is a slice of real life not […]

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Dusky Beauties with Brains

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2015

Enough of fairness and fairness creams for the dark or dusky! Those under the impression that fairness is the benchmark for beauty and the ticket to the glamour world will believe in the maxim “Beauty is only skin deep” once they are through the illustrious careers and accomplishments of the dusky beauties of Indian Cinema. […]

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8 Reasons to Watch Sunny Leone’s Ek Paheli Leela

Posted on: 9th Feb, 2015

Sunny Leone is all set to be the hottest actress of 2015 with the release of her Ek Paheli Leela on 15th April. The Ek Paheli Leela trailer on YouTune was released on 6th February and has been garnering lakhs of views. From the trailer, the movie seems promising in story, drama, action, performance, choreography, […]

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Bollywood mothers: Now and Then

Posted on: 10th May, 2014

Dina Pathak, Leela Mishra, Achla Sachdev, Zohra Sehgal, Fareeda Jalal, Shashikala, Lalita Power, Reem Lagoo, Rakhee Gulzar and Jaya Bachchan have made a history as popular mothers in Bollywood movies. They have played challenging roles of daring, working, struggling and suffering mothers. Sri Devi, Vidya Balan, Tabu and Karishma Kapoor are the new-age divas to […]

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