Sardaar Gabbar Singh Movie Review: All Sound and Fury, But Hey What about the Story?

The Salman Khan starrer Dabangg (2010) was not only a trendsetter of sorts in Hindi films; it even inspired similar versions in a few other languages, most notable of them being Gabbar Singh (2012) in Telugu. Despite basically using the same plot outline of Dabangg, director Harish Shankar made an effort to make a fewContinue reading “Sardaar Gabbar Singh Movie Review: All Sound and Fury, But Hey What about the Story?”

Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 2

This one has been long overdue. I had met Anupama Chopra in the first week of June and published the first half of the interview in the first half of July. However, thanks to writing work related to Masaan promotions on MAM and the post production of my web-series, the second half got inordinately delayed.Continue reading “Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 2”

Potential Gen X Remakes of Memorable Amitabh Bachchan Hits?

Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan who is known for his roles in action movies like Zanjeer, and for hosting the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, had garnered popularity with audiences as the “angry young man” in a series of successful Bollywood Films. He may get a lot of compliments for workingContinue reading “Potential Gen X Remakes of Memorable Amitabh Bachchan Hits?”

40 Years of Sholay: The Film That Redefines Class, Totally

Note-Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day. 40 Years ago this day, the iconic Sholay had released. Here’s a personal tribute of sorts to the film,as I reflect back in time over Sholay. For someone who wasn’t even born when Sholay actually released in India (15th August, 1975), I am proud to say that I’ve seenContinue reading “40 Years of Sholay: The Film That Redefines Class, Totally”

Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 1

Let me start this write-up with a bias, just like the disclaimer I put up whenever I write a review. I believe that Anupama Chopra is the most credible film reviewer we have in India right now. She is honest, fair but never mean – three qualities every person with a mouthpiece should have. ThereContinue reading “Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 1”

Gabbar Is Back Hindi Movie Review: Flawed Yet Enjoyable

After unleashing the atrocity called Rowdy Rathore (a remake of the Telugu superhit Vikramarkudu) more than 2 years ago, Akshay Kumar and ‘Producer’ Sanjay Leela Bhansali reunite for Gabbar Is Back – a remake of the Tamil movie Ramanna directed by A.R Murugadoss and starring Vijaykanth. Aditya (Akshay Kumar) a college professor kidnaps and killsContinue reading “Gabbar Is Back Hindi Movie Review: Flawed Yet Enjoyable”

POGO and Graphic India presents ‘Sholay Adventures’

POGO, Graphic India and Sholay Media and Entertainment have announced that they will bring “Sholay Adventures,” an animated reinvention of the beloved classic, to the small screen. The first movie in the series will premiere on POGO on Monday, January 26th at 12pm. Sholay Adventures will be the first of four television animation films thatContinue reading “POGO and Graphic India presents ‘Sholay Adventures’”

Bollybook-The Big Book of Hindi Film Trivia: Book Review

Growing up in places like Chennai and Coimbatore during the Doordarshan days, chances are that if you are onto films at a very early age, the interest would primarily revolve around Tamil Cinema. However for someone like me who by now watches films in every language possible and feels that Regional Cinema has more toContinue reading “Bollybook-The Big Book of Hindi Film Trivia: Book Review”

Dr. Prakash Baba Amte Marathi Movie Review: Good Intentions, Mediocre Execution

(Post Contains Some Spoilers) A couple is wandering through the tribal areas of Maharashtra which is visibly cut off from the rest of the world and is devoid of any development.  In this desolate area, they come across a tribal woman who has given birth to a child. Devoid of any medical help, the womanContinue reading “Dr. Prakash Baba Amte Marathi Movie Review: Good Intentions, Mediocre Execution”