At the outset, Kapoor and Sons is a simple story of a dysfunctional family aptly headed by the evergreen loverboy of the Bollywood- Kapoor clan: Rishi Kapoor. He plays Daddu, a retired armyman with an obsession for Mandakini from RTGM and gradually graduates to online porn. Though he plays a soon to be nonagenarian, he still retains his ‘Bobby’ charm and acts with effortless ease inspite of donning a makeup that must have required him atleast a couple of hours to apply.Continue reading “Kapoor and Sons (Since 1921): A Quick Review”
What if I tell you that Bollywood has been mostly lying to you all these years? Don’t kill me. But, then I guess we all know about it – at least subconsciously, at the back of our heads. The Hindi film world’s portrayal of quintessential ‘Indian family’ and its ‘values’ has been so typical and utopian that it makes you cringe in your seat a little. I mean there is nothing wrong in portraying a ‘happy family’ with set spaces for parents, grannies, children and a puppy may be, but Bollywood should take the blame for serving us more of the same, so much of so that you may start believing that nothing, absolutely nothing can ever go wrong with your parivaar! Really?Continue reading “Kapoor and Sons (Since 1921) Movie Review: All Very Real and Heartfelt, Sans the Needless Drama”
Statutory Pleading: Any article on Hindi film music should always be read by playing along the video links embedded in them. Words look bland if there is nothing playing in the background.
May 2012, Hyderabad (Workplace).
The first drops of rainfall in the city have brought smiles on the faces of an otherwise easily irritable group of engineers bored to death in a claustrophobic IT office. People are tuning into their favorite songs for rainy season and for some strange reason the numero uno choice for me since the last 3 years has been “Boondon ke moti…” from Wake Up Sid (2009).Continue reading “Partners In Rhyme : Amit Trivedi & Amitabh Bhattacharya”
MOVIE REVIEW : EK MAIN AUR EKK TU
Cast: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah, Ram Kapoor
Directed by Shakun Batra
Music by Amit Trivedi
Produced by Karan Johar
No I am not referring to BOMMARILU or it’s tamil version SANTOSH SUBRAMANIUM. This just happens to be the latest subject that Bollywood wishes to tackle down with EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, a coming of age flick which comes disguised as a rom-com to the cinema halls near you in a blatant attempt to cash in on the Valentine season.Continue reading “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Movie Review : What Happened in Vegas…Gets Resolved in Mumbai!”
Directed by Shakun Batra, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a forthcoming film from Dharma Productions,produced by Karan Johar and Hiroo Yash Johar. Starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles, the film also has an interesting supporting cast comprising of Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Ram Kapoor, Rathna Pathak Shah etc.Continue reading “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu-Trailer”