329 entries

Category: Films

Realism and Escapism

THE LUNCHBOX. Director and screenplay: Ritesh Batra. Players: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nakul Vaid, Lillete Dubey. Hindi with English sub-titles. Theatrical release (Sony Pictures Classics).The Indian dabba system of lunch delivery has such a low rate of error that Harvard Business professor Stefan Thomke made it the ...

Mapping the Pain

HIGHWAY. Director: Imtiaz Ali. Players: Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt. Music: A R Rahman. Hindi with Eng. Sub-tit. Theatrical release (UTV).Imtiaz Ali’s go-to theme is the road movie. As he demonstrated successfully with Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail and especially with Jab We Met, Ali can encapsulate a whole ...

Aamir Khan Interview

Aamir Khan Interview

Sizzle and Fizzle

HASEE TOH PHASEE. Director: Vinil Mathew. Players: Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Joshi, Sharat Saxena, Neena Kulkarni, Adah Sharma. Music: Vishal-Shekhar. Hindi with Eng. Sub-tit. Theatrical release Dharma Productions and Phantom Productions (Reliance).WWhen two big production houses like Dharma and Phantom, with people like Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap ...

The Coal Miner’s Song

GUNDAY. Director: Ali Abbas Zafar.  Players: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Irfan Khan, Saurabh Shukla.  Music:  Sohail Sen.  Hindi with Eng. Sub-tit.  Theatrical release (Yashraj).After the mega success of Dhoom 3, Yashraj hangs around on the action thriller circuit with Gunday. However, it is one thing to have ...

Furious & Fast: Chicago Drift

Film Review: Dhoom 3

Love Among Thieves

DEDH ISHQIYA. Director: Abhishek Chaubey. Players: Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Huma Qureshi, Vijay Raaz. Music: Vishal Bhardwaj. Hindi with Eng. Sub-tit. Theatrical release (Shemaroo).  The business of making sequels is still new for Hindi movies. While this worldwide filmmaking trend of late has mostly been used to cash ...

Shape-Shifters, Goons and Love Sublime

This too had to happen. 2013 witnessed Hindi language releases that went on to become some of the biggest box office hits in India’s history. This not-so-subtle seismic shift in the power of box office validation created a near miraculous alignment of boffo box office big tent events ...

What Does True Justice Look Like?

Crime Drama “The Advocate” Poses the Ultimate Question: What Does True Justice Look Like?

Blood Supply

Review of BOSS. Players: Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Aditi Rao Hydari, Denny Denzongpa, Johnny Lever
entries per page: 5 10 25 50 100