Kangana Ranaut, Varun Dhawan, Shekhar Kap​​​​​​​​​​​​ur, Vivek Oberoi, Mini Mathur, Shrishti Behl and many others present together at the Cinema Summit

Renowned filmmakers, marketers and distributors all gathered today sharing their insights on the future of cinema at the first e​​​​​​​​​​ver Jagran Cinema Summit held at JW Marriott, Juhu.  The event kick started with the opening ceremony where Shekhar Kapur, Kangana Ranaut, Vinod Srivastava, Sr. General Manager – Strategy and Brand Development – Jagran Prakashan Ltd. and Ajay Brahmatmaj inaugurated with light lamping ceremony followed by key note speech from director Shekhar Kapur where he addressed to the new-age filmmakers to be storytellers utilizing digital platforms available today.Continue reading “Kangana Ranaut, Varun Dhawan, Shekhar Kap​​​​​​​​​​​​ur, Vivek Oberoi, Mini Mathur, Shrishti Behl and many others present together at the Cinema Summit”

Krissh 3 Movie Review: Krisshhhiit!!

Krisshhhiit!!

Yes I saw it…No I don’t know why. Sigh!

I saw this movie a week ago and I can still feel my brain cells slowly packing up and leaving. They are nervous, their voices echo in my head, “What if he decides to watch something like this again? How many more can we survive? 10% of the IQ team left, we are the last remaining…the horror….the HORROR!!” Ironically, the ones left behind were busy calculating the amount of alcohol needed to erase this from memory, and thus after a week of binging, I’m now dumb and drunk enough to do justice to this piece.Continue reading “Krissh 3 Movie Review: Krisshhhiit!!”

Krrish 3: Trailer

Krrish 3That Rakesh Roshan‘s Krrish 3 is one of the most awaited films of 2013 is a fact that is known to all & sundry. A continuation of Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish, both successful films in the past, its time to see Hrithik Roshan once again don the superhero avatar.Continue reading “Krrish 3: Trailer”

Zila Ghaziabad:Trailer

Zila Ghaziabad is directed by Anand Kumar, written by Vinay Sharma and produced by Vinod Bachchan and Soundarya Productions. The film is based on the clashes between the Gujjar community based in Ghaziabad and Noida. Anand Kumar who has so far directed forgettable films such as Delhi Heights (starring Jimmy Shergill and Neha Dhupia)  and Jugaad (starring Manoj Bajpai) has roped in a noteworthy lineup of actors.Continue reading “Zila Ghaziabad:Trailer”

Stereotyping in Indian Cinema: How long will it continue?

SRK as Shekhar Subramaniam,the stereotypical Tam-Brahm in Bollywood
SRK as Shekhar Subramaniam,the stereotypical Tam-Brahm in Bollywood

Sometime ago we saw RGV and Vivek Oberoi re-uniting for RaktaCharitra, a biopic on Paritala Ravi, the dreaded factionalist leader of A.P who was shot down a few years ago. Though I did have some apprehensions on how RGV would carry off the transition of factional A.P politics and associated violence conveniently into a mainstream Hindi movie in the end it still turned out to be a fair job.Continue reading “Stereotyping in Indian Cinema: How long will it continue?”

Yuva / Aayutha Ezhuthu – Because Youth is for real

Yuva

As soon as you put Mani Ratnam’s name on a film, the expectations associated with it blow out of the proportions. I and my whole family, my mom, dad and elder brother were sort of high on expectations and the film opened to terrible reception all round, still we all knew that it is a Mani Ratnam film and there would be ascertained substance, it would not be a hollow film.Continue reading “Yuva / Aayutha Ezhuthu – Because Youth is for real”