Nominations For the Best of Bollywood 2013!

Like most other years, 2013 too has been an eventful year for the Hindi film industry. And unlike other years, 2013 was also the 100th year for the Hindi film industry. However, the centenary wasn’t really a landmark in terms of quality; we didn’t have a watershed of extraordinary films. Yes, we had a few brilliant pieces of cinema but we also had a truckload of terrible movies. What has been most encouraging in this entire melee is the gradual acceptance and support rendered to smaller films. While we had Kiran Rao helping a “Ship of Theseus” to get a release, we had a Karan Johar taking “The Lunchbox” out to the masses. In this post, I enumerate my (completely) personal list of favourite films of 2013 and their different aspects. These are my nominations for the best of Bollywood in the year 2013. While I have considered six nominees for every category (most of which are non-technical), I have added one more as “Almost There”, whom / what I feel is good but not enough to be on the list. Would love to get your vote from the nominees or any additional candidate you feel like.Continue reading “Nominations For the Best of Bollywood 2013!”

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Movie Review

Goliyon_Ki_Rasleela_Ram-Leela_posterGoliyon Ki Raasleela, Ram-Leela, based on the adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Ram Leela is the story of lovers Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika Padukone) from two different warring Gujrati families- Rajadis and Sanedas. Of course being an SLB film it is styled the way one expects it to be and we get to see Gujrat the way we may never get to otherwise.Continue reading “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Movie Review”

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela : An Honest Film with a Remarkable Lead Pair

Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies are known for belonging to certain adjectives – big, beautiful, detailed and plagiarized. Yes, plagiarized,  at least for the last three ventures. The only difference is that this time he isnt playing games trying to hide his inspiration(s), instead he comes out way more comfortable and effective, having declared that Goliyon Ki Rasleela : RamLeela is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. And its adapted in an unknown Bhansali town in Gujarat. Bingo! A premise that is like flesh to Bhansali’s skin. Continue reading “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela : An Honest Film with a Remarkable Lead Pair”