Farhan Akhtar’s The Fakir of Venice” to be the opening film at 8th Jagran Film Festival

As the city’s (New Delhi) most eagerly awaited film festival, the 8th Jagran Film Festival draws closer; it has been revealed that this edition of the festival will open with the film, “The Fakir of Venice”. ‘The Fakir of Venice’, is an Indian film directed by Anand Surapur.Continue reading “Farhan Akhtar’s The Fakir of Venice” to be the opening film at 8th Jagran Film Festival”

Jolly LLB 2 Movie Review: For It Ain’t A Jolly Good Story

There are times when one chances upon Damini, Kanoon or Waqt being broadcast on a TV channel or pops in the DVD or VCD of a movie like Yudh, Andha Kanoon or Shahenshah, and notes with amusement, the highly farcical nature of the proceedings in a courtroom. You have the crusading hero who prefixes every argument with flaring nostrils and an impassioned plea of Milord (or Milaaaawwwrrrd depending on who the hero is) or berates the court for making him stand up date after date, a sneering defense lawyer who only exists to object to everything in the most ham-handed way possible. And not to forget the extremely grumpy looking judge who looks like he would rather be home taking a nap, rather than watching the hammy proceedings in front of him.Continue reading “Jolly LLB 2 Movie Review: For It Ain’t A Jolly Good Story”

In Conversation With Anand Surapur On The Fakir Of Venice And The Transition From Ad Films To Feature Films

Anand Surapur is no stranger to the world of showbiz. He began his journey by making ad films under the banner of Phat Phish Productions and directed ad films for brands such as Dominos Pizza (which featured Paresh Rawal), Thumbs Up (which featured the popular Telugu star Chiranjeevi) and the ad for Bajaj’s range of two wheelers (Pulsar, Spirit) which used a revamped version of the iconic Hamara Bajaj jingle and was aired during the early 2000’s.Continue reading “In Conversation With Anand Surapur On The Fakir Of Venice And The Transition From Ad Films To Feature Films”

Jai Ho Democracy: Trailer

Jai Ho Democracy is a satirical comedy from the veteran writer of Jaane Bhi Do Yaara (1983).Continue reading “Jai Ho Democracy: Trailer”

Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 Movie Review: It struggles to be funny

Yamla_Pagla_Deewana_2Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 came out in the theaters this weekend, like we really needed it to. The inexorable desire of the Deols to poke more fun of themselves, stemming from the partial success of the first part.Continue reading “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 Movie Review: It struggles to be funny”

Yamla Pagla Deewana 2: Trailer

One of the surprise hits of 2011 was Samir Karnik‘s Yamla Pagla Deewana. Well surprising because neither Sunny Deol nor Bobby Deol was having a good run of late and Samir Karnik was never a big name to reckon with. Continue reading “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2: Trailer”

The Best of Bollywood: 2012

Unmindful of their box office gains, I present a list of 10 films which I rate as the best churned out by Bollywood in 2012. A few obvious choices, a few dark horses. If you still haven’t seen any of them, consider this list as a recommendation.
But first, the consolation prizes. Continue reading “The Best of Bollywood: 2012”

Hum : Ek Hi Hai ‘TIGER’

HUM-PosterDuring the late 80’s , the Amitabh Bachchan mania had begun to decline with most of his films failing at the box office. Even films such as Jaadugar, Toofan etc  made  by his most trusted directors such as Prakash Mehra, Manmohan Desai were an embarrassment to Big B’s filmography. Much like his peers such as Dharamendra, Shatrughan Sinha , Amitabh also followed the trend and was a part of many a torturous flicks in the 80’s. Something that was definitely not suited for  the Big B.Continue reading “Hum : Ek Hi Hai ‘TIGER’”

Vicky Donor: A Welcome Change

This is not a review. No, it isn’t. I hate critiquing a movie on public forum when its newly released. Firstly it influences the perception of people who haven’t watched the film and secondly (and more importantly) no movie can be judged properly till we have had 2-3 viewings of it.Continue reading “Vicky Donor: A Welcome Change”