Bollywood

The Artist and The Indian Artiste`

Just a few days before the Oscars, I watched “The Artist”, a movie that was much talked about. I was rather a little skeptical to watch it. However, a conversation with Bollywood enthusiast and a columnist urged me to finally book a ticket at a “not-so-good, not-so-bad” theatre in Pune. I wish I could have got …

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Pawan Malhotra: Intensity par Excellence

What a black humour! To call a stylish walker, a langda. Pawan Malhotra as Salim wearing a steel belt around his waist in “Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro” is a langda for his friends. A complete novice about dadagiri in the area like Nagpada in Mumbai had a question tormenting; what kind of style is …

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Abhinay Deo: Daring Adman, Filmmaker and a Marathi Manoos

I have loved Marathi culture and the Marathi art – literature, theatre, cinema, et al. However, lately I have ended up frustrated watching Bharat Jadhav, Makarand Anaspure movies. PuLa’s humour of yesteryears still makes me laugh but no art form of recent times has brought a smile to me. A judge on Fu Bai Fu …

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Mashaal and Shakti

While discussing about Mashaal and Shakti, I remember one of my friends mention an article on Anil Kapoor in Maharashtra Times. The charge d’affaires, Dinkar Gangal who had a photographic memory took care of the entertainment supplement and new writers alike with his undiminished gusto may remember it, till date. The title was something like …

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Boardroom to Bedroom : The truth about Corporate World

Excellent! Is what I uttered when I got up after watching Madhur Bhandarkar’s latest project – Corporate. Madhur Bhandarkar known for his thorough study of topics proves his forte again in this film. The movie is perfectly deeply research, minutely well worked and superbly presented. I don’t say this because Bhandarkar is among my favorite …

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Darna Zaroori Hai???

The new supposedly horror flick from “The Factory” – ‘Darna Zaroori Hai’ should actually have been named ‘Darna Mana Hai’ because there is no component in the movie that frightens you. Yes, there are a few ‘thuds’ and ‘creaks’ that shake up your cushion chair, but that’s all about it. The outcome of each of the story is very much predictable …

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And the award goes to…..

And the award goes to…..this is what typically our new year starts with. Come Jan-Feb and we have newspapers and TV channels flooded with promos for the movie awards. Sansui, Samsung, Videocon and several brands of this kind flock to bollywood to choose their best pick. I learned in school that ‘best’ was a superlative …

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