Partition and Prostitution are two plot devices that can ensure a hard hitting cinematic experience if handled with restraint, and end up making a mockery of human tragedy and resilience, if handled without finesse. Therefore, when the promos of Begum Jaan showed up, one ended up being intrigued. A tale set during the partition involving women of the night promised to be a tantalizing premise. And when it is a massive cast headed by Vidya Balan in a never before avatar, one does walk into the theatre with high expectations. So does Begum possess enough Jaan to hook the viewers?Continue reading “Begum Jaan Movie Review: Of Women Behaving Badly”
Lion, originally titled A Long Way Home, is an upcoming drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman. It also features actors from India including Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pallavi Sharda, Deepti Naval, Priyanka Bose, Tannishtha Chatterjee etc. It is scheduled to be screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in the United States by on November 25, 2016.Continue reading “Lion: Trailer”
So when the director of a hugely successful commercial Hindi film like Dabangg combines with one of the most popular actors in Bollywood, who’s already given a monstrous hit earlier this year one would expect sparks to fly majorly and result in a dynamite of a film right? Continue reading “Besharam Movie Review: A Film Which Lives Up To Its Title”
Popular Indian actors unlike their other counterparts in world, not only have to act, they also should know how to dance, fight and lip-sync. Big Bollywood blockbusters similar to Hollywood summers movie are classified under masala genre, such movies have little bit of everything few comic scenes, action sequences, melodrama and a Hero who remains in the frame from start to end of the film. Every upcoming Bollywood actor who wants to be a superstar has to do one such film.
Ranbir Kapoor, the latest superstar of Bollywood who delivered one of the biggest hits of Indian Cinema earlier this year is back with another movie, Besharam. And we have Abhinav Kashyap handling directorial reins for Besharam, after Dabangg.Continue reading “Ranbir Kapoor's Besharam Movie Review: Bollywood Masala Film”
Abhinav Singh Kashyap made a smashing debut with Dabangg in 2010 but his second film took a while to kick off. He is now back after 3 years with his next film, Besharam.Continue reading “Besharam: Trailer”