The biggest reason why Bollywood is such a phenomenon is its mesmerizing melodies since its inception. The period between the 1950s and 1970s is considered the Golden Era of Hindi cinema music. Thanks to the role of poets who, with their lilting lyrics, made this period unforgettable. One of such poet of this era of Hindi … Continue reading Shailendra – The “Kohinoor” of Hindi Cinema Melodies…
Around five years ago, a film named Tanu weds Manu hit the silver screens a more than a decent film. Tanu Weds Manu Returns, is obviously a sequel of that. Trust me, I am no sequel lover, but to have a sequel with such interesting plot was unimaginable. A crowd pleaser is a film that … Continue reading TANU weds MANU Retrurns: An engaging hilarious drama !!
In last decade we witnessed some slick, thought-provoking movies pouring out of IQ enhanced factories of Bollywood. If I have to pick one movie, in last one decade, Neearaj Pandey's directorial debut 'A Wednesday', features on top. It was a sheer dynamite. Neeraj Pandey followed up with 'Special 26', which received widespread appreciation from audience … Continue reading BABY : Topical, gritty, engaging thriller !!
Verdict: There is definitely an unhealthy hardening of attitudes. The criticism of Hirani and Amir Khan is fair to some extent, but asking for a ban is absolutely stupid. In my opinion, no Film, Book, Painting .. or any other form of expression should ever be banned. This movie to me was a let down … Continue reading PK: A missed attempt on many fronts.
Vishal bhardwaj excels at painting dark, sinister pictures that weave a psychological mish mash around you, a slow but potent hypnosis that tweaks perceptions of reality. And in 'Haider', the objective is to seduce you to believe that nazi-esque Indian Army is the monster depriving kashmiri muslims of aazadi. Militancy is glorified as the last … Continue reading Haider ! ………..nothing but a plain “CHUTZPAH” !!