After the debacle called Bombay Velvet, one would have expected Anurag Kashyap to take a hasty retreat and withdraw into a shell for a while. But clearly, the filmmaker is made of sterner stuff and is back with his latest feature Raman Raghav 2.0.Continue reading “Raman Raghav 2.0: Trailer”
The 6th Annual Ghanta Awards is back to avenge the brain damage that bad movies caused to audiences! The hilarious and wacky Ghanta Awards has been received very well by the film fraternity and audiences alike, in the past 5 years.
The Ghantas is back for the 6th consecutive year to appreciate and acknowledge the lesser than good stuff in Bollywood. INvision Entertainment Pvt ltd is all set to etch the ‘wall of shame’ with Bollywood’s popular as well as not so celebrated names. The nominations special shows are held on 6th & 8th May 2016 in Gurgaon & Delhi.Continue reading “List of Nominees for the 6th Annual Ghanta Awards 2016”
2015 was arguably a good year for Hindi Cinema. Though there might not have been any landmark movies, but there were many brave attempts and I am sure a few of them will live long enough to be discussed on forums like these.One can never possibly compile the year’s best list. A movie, like love, is an extremely subjective experience. So I won’t say this is my list of year’s best films,but rather list of 10 films that engaged me sufficiently and a few of them left an impact deep enough to mull over them for days in a row.Continue reading “Bollywood Movies 2015: The Year End List”
For a guy who studied to become an engineer and passed out of IIT (BHU), Varun Grower stands on a different planet today. He is now the go to guy for all Indie filmmakers. After starting his career as a writer in 2004, he wrote for “The great Indian Comedy Show” and later wrote scripts for stand-up comedies. The big shift happened when he team up with Anurag Kashyap for writing lyrics for “The Girl in Yellow Boots”. Since then he has written lyrics for films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Aankhon Dekhi and Dum laga ke haisha.
An even bigger shift happened when he took up the role of screen writer and dialogue writer for Neeraj Gheywan’s Masaan. The movie has gone on win several awards in the festival circuit and is up for release in India.Continue reading “In Conversation with the Multi Faceted Varun Grover: On Masaan and More”
Hardly a week back, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra threw a bash in Mumbai to celebrate PK’s unprecedented success in China – an unconventional and largely untapped territory for Hindi films. The event was attended by a visibly beefed up Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma and other cast and crew of the film. Around the same time, in the same bustling and humid Mumbai, the members of the fabled Bhatt Camp were huddling and wondering what exactly went wrong with their ambitious Hamari Adhuri Kahani. Like they say, every Friday fortunes fluctuate in Mumbai and few would know it better than the Bhatt brothers – Mahesh and Mukesh – who produced the Emraan Hashmi-Vidya Balan starrer. So while PK has taken Bollywood to dizzying new heights (in terms of business) by grossing over a staggering 100 crores in China, back home in India, things do not look so bright for a film that’s backed by one of the most reliable and profitable film production houses.Continue reading “Box Office: Why Should Bollywood be Wary of Its American Big Brother”
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Delightful, completely irrelevant, note about circumstance: I went into this movie completely uninitiated; all I knew that there was a new Anurag Kashyap movie coming out some time around now, and that it had Karan Johar. The plan was concocted over drinks at Irish House in Kala Ghoda, and we went to Regal because it was the closest theatre whose prices didn’t leave the insides of our noses sore; for the longest time I was wondering where I had seen the intersection in the movie before. (If this doesn’t make sense to you, I suggest that you resist the urge to find out and let it hit you while watching the movie.)Continue reading “Bombay Velvet Movie Review: Ellipses and Environment”
“Apan ko jo bhi mangta hai, sab log bolte hai apan ke aukat ke bahar hai. Apan ko apan ka aukat badalne ka hai.”
This was what Anurag Kashyap might have been going through inside his head, before making this multi-starrer blockbuster. And oh well, was it able to gain that aukat?
Set in a period of post-Independence, from 1949 to 1969, the film opens with a wonderful background score by Amit Trivedi and visuals of Old Bombay in a newsreel format against the song Aam Hindustani being sung by Dahlia (Raveena Tandon). Honestly, just that start there gives you a hope. An assurance that this might turn out to be the best film you have seen so far. But, oh wait!Continue reading “Bombay Velvet: Worth To Be A Big-Shot?”