Few things are more tragic than a creator becoming the destroyer-in-chief of his own cherished creation. Prakash Jha does exactly that with Jai Gangaajal – the not-so-required and oh-so-underwhelming sequel to his 2003 cop drama Gangaajal, a film that was both gripping and realistic despite its underlying theme of vigilante justice.Continue reading “Jai Gangaajal Movie Review: A Case of Prakash Jha Spoiling Priyanka Chopra’s Party”
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Jai Gangajal to release worldwide on March 4, 2016
Prakash Jha’s next, Jai Gangaajal, starring Priyanka Chopra is releasing worldwide on March 4, 2016.Featuring Ajay Devgn as the police officer with a conscience, Gangaajal told the story of how a society gets the police it deserves. Thirteen years later, with Jai GangaaJal Jha revisits the dusty heartland of North India, and examines again the society-police relationship to tell us a new story.Continue reading “Jai Gangajal to release worldwide on March 4, 2016”
Ladies we Loved & Lost
‘Lost’ is a hyperbole. None of them have passed away. But we certainly lost them to a plethora of options available around us – options that are merely entertaining but are passed off as talent.
While the story holds true many deserving people in the Hindi film industry – actors and technicians alike – I just picked a few actresses who came into limelight during early 2000s. It was definitely the start of a change in Bollywood in terms of content and execution. The Kashyaps and Bharadwajs were beginning to find their ground and were looking for new faces as the old ones were too obsessed with their returns on investments.
Some of the fresh faces found lasted for more than a few films while others bit the dust too early. But sadly enough, none of them had the longevity in the industry, I thought they would. Here are my top 5 picks:Continue reading “Ladies we Loved & Lost”