Befikre: A Quick Review

befikreThe opening credits of Befikre have different couples kissing in various parts of Paris. That is when you realize that this movie is unconventional. For starters, it is shot in Paris and the story line could have been inspired by a French or a Hollywood rom-com as the couple keep getting in and out of their relationships. This year seems to be a year for contemporary multi-partner romances in Bollywood -after ADHM and Dear Zindagi and now Befikre.Continue reading “Befikre: A Quick Review”

Befikre Movie Review: Behadh, Behuda aur Besharam!

Aditya Chopra could be described as one of Bollywood’s most enigmatic personalities. One has read about him being painfully shy, to the point of being almost reclusive. Therefore, one gets the feeling that he makes up for it, by making the protagonists in his movies, absolutely larger than life. Enough newsprint has been devoted to his debut, tears were shed by teenagers when Mohabbatein came out, and yawns were stifled while watching Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.Continue reading “Befikre Movie Review: Behadh, Behuda aur Besharam!”

Holi & The Unholy

HOLI is one of the most important festivals of India, as it marks the victory of good over evil. Yes,Dussehra/Diwali are not the only festivals celebrating the end of sin/sinners; but Holi also is celebrated for the same reason. Continue reading “Holi & The Unholy”

Growing up with the Big B: A Personal Tribute to Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh-BachchanI have always wanted to write this post and what better day for this than today when Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his 70th birthday. Like millions of others he has been my favorite actor too from the time I remember. In fact he’s to acting what probably Sachin Tendulkar is to Cricket but while I am someone who always prefers to swim against the tide, in this case I have more than a fair share of reasons for the admiration I have towards this personality. To start with Amitabh is the earliest hero/actor whom I was aware of followed by Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan. So it was but obvious that the early impression was to become quite strong later slowly, but surely due to so many incidents.Continue reading “Growing up with the Big B: A Personal Tribute to Amitabh Bachchan”

10 Songs that surpassed their Films

Munni Badnaam

I wonder if anyone could ever refute the significance of music in Hindi films. As much as we might have wondered in many a case why a sudden song erupted from nowhere and broke the flow of the film, we often don’t mind the break because the songs were so delectable. Just imagione a scene from Dabang where Chulbul Pandey asks, ”kahaan hai Makhkhan Singh?” and the song “Munni Badnaam” breaks out in the frames. And what does the inspector do when he reaches the venue – no, he doesn’t catch the goon, he starts dancing with Munni. “Wtf!” Did you say that when you sat in the theatre? I didn’t.Continue reading “10 Songs that surpassed their Films”