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Category: Films

In the Devil’s Playpen

PHANTOM. Director: Kabir Khan. Players: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sabyasachin Chakrabarty, J. Brandon Hill, Mir Sarwar. Music: Pritam. Hindi with Eng. sub-tit. Theatrical release (UTV) Of the pleasures and pitfalls of cinema, a broad stroke artistic license is surely the big screen equivalent of the dramatic he-said-she-said? Taken a ...

Bride Hunting

MEET THE PATELS. Director: Ravi Patel, Geeta Patel.  Players: Champa V. Patel, Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel. Screenplay: Matthew Hamachek, Billy McMillin, Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel.  Mama Patel is clanging the pots and pans in the kitchen, her lips pursed in a tight line of displeasure. “I am not giving up ...

Lady and the Tramp

BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN.  Director:  Kabir Khan.  Players:   Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra, Om Puri, Nawazudin Siddique, Sharat Saxena, Meher Vij.  Music:  Pritam.  Hindi with Eng. Sub-tit.  Theatrical release (Eros) Salman Khan made his mark first with spot-on drama (Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun) and then with lucrative hyper-action ...

Lies Wide Shut

DRISHYAM. Director: Nishikant Kamat.  Players:  Ajay Devgan,  Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor, Kamlesh Sawant, Ishita Dutta, Mrunal Jhadav, Rishabh Chaddha.  Music: Vishal Bharadwaj.  Hindi with Eng. sub-tit.  Theatrical release (Viacom 18) In a non-descript police station backroom, a policeman stands in front of a line of suspects. He orders one ...

Learning To Drive

An interview with Ben Kingsley

Desi Rig Vegas

Movie Review: ABCD 2

The Elephants Charge

Movie Review: Baahubali

Double Fun!

"Kangana, in a triumph of a performance, lives the part of Datto, her act is pat from the quizzical expressions to her boyish gait and perfect Haryanvi accent." A film review by Madhumita Gupta.

Learning to Lose: A South Asian Saga

"Her boyfriend’s desertion is not so much a break of heart as a break in the life plan." A critical review by Sagaree Jain.

Crass Warfare

"Dil Dhadakne Do is perhaps the closest that polite society gets to soft-core wealth porn." Aniruddh Chawda reviews DDD.
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