Teaser Release-Director Shashank Khaitan on Talk Shop episode 7

The 7th episode teaser is out where director’s Shashank Khaitan of Humpty sharma Ki Dulhania & Badrinath ki Dulhania Fame, talks about wanting a big banner to produce his film & how he considered dancing to be a route into the Bollywood industry This and a lot more insights by Shashank Khaitan on the seventh episode of Talk Shop, all new directors only talk show with some of the best film directors of the country. Continue reading “Teaser Release-Director Shashank Khaitan on Talk Shop episode 7”

The Best Of Bollywood: 2014

This has been a bad year for the Hindi movie watcher. I am not particularly enthused about including any of these in the top 10 for they all have flaws, major or minor, which I have tried to point out in the synopsis. If you are amongst those who will first scroll down to see which film has come out tops…don’t bother. I have kept the No. 1 position blank for I did not see a film that in my books deserved to take this spot. The other 9 are arranged in ascending order.Continue reading “The Best Of Bollywood: 2014”

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Review : Hats off, DDLJ !

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania-PosterIn 1995, Aditya Chopra directed his debut film, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge under his father’s banner, Yash Raj Films. The film changed the game of Indian cinema in more ways than one and is considered the most landmark film of its generation. So much so that it ran for 18 years at a single screen in Mumbai and people still went for it. In all the years following its release, many films have aped it or parts of it in various ways at various times. Fair enough. Karan Johar started his career by assisting Aditya in DDLJ and today he has produced Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, helmed by a new director, Shashank Khaitan. In its true sense, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is the closest tribute/rip-off/parody of DDLJ and it amicably accepts it, referencing the original at every step, to the extent that in a poignant moment of the film, the heroine’s dad says, “Jaa, Jee Le Apni Zindagi.”Continue reading “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Review : Hats off, DDLJ !”