I could simply say that this is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film and end the review here. After that, whatever you imagine the film to be is probably true. Starting with his second film, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, SLB has made a reputation for himself of making films that stand out as visual spectacles but have little substance otherwise. Ram Leela, or using its rather clunky full title Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram Leela is no different. After mangling Devdas beyond recognition, its Romeo and Juliet’s turn to suffer the SLB treatment.Continue reading “Ram Leela Movie Review: Kya Goli Khila Rahe Ho!”
In Hindi films, we have epitomised romance and romantic heroines. Think of Hindi films minus the heroines clad in chiffon saris and Lata Mangeshkar’s melodious voice. It wouldn’t be the same, would it be? Would you have returned home bedazzled by the charm of the heroine and buy the latest poster to stick it on your walls? Every Indian man has wanted, at some point of time or the other in his life, to marry an actress – and that my friend could be ascribed only to the romantic films. In the second part of the twin post, we look at the top 10 female romantic character portrayals in Hindi cinema.Continue reading “Top 10 Romantic Characters: Female”
In Hindi films, we have epitomised romance and romantic heroes. I wonder if any other film industry in the world has made so many love stories or romantic dramas as we have. There are production houses that have taken pride in churning out one love saga after the next. And indeed, actors have become heartthrobs among the opposite sex only through love stories. In a part of the twin post, we look at the top 10 male romantic character portrayals in Hindi cinema.Continue reading “Top 10 Romantic Characters: Male”
A few years ago, Bollywood Productions would often say that they were making Crossover films. Now what exactly did they mean by crossover films? Till date nobody has any clue and producers have stopped using the term.