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Category: Films

Wheelies of Justice

WAZIR. Director: Bejoy Nambiar. Players: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, Manav Kaul, Neil Nitin Mukesh. Hindi with Eng. sub-tit. Theatrical release (Reliance) Ever since it’s advent in India more than 1,500 years ago, chess has evolved as a powerful tool for testing one’s ...

Lion in the Winter

BAJIRAO MASTANI. Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Players: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Aditya Pancholi, Milind Sonam. Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Hindi with Eng. sub-tit. Theatrical release (Eros) As one of the most-talked about Hindi filmmakers of modern era, Bhansali’s works have included noteworthy movies ...

Flying Daggers, Avenging Widows and Ocean Motion

The Top Ten list of Bollywood films released in 2015

Horror in the Family

THE VISIT. Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Players: Olyvia De Jonge; Ed Oxenbould;  Deanna Dunagan; Kathryn Hahn; Peter McRobbie; Benjamin Kane. Theatrical Release: Universal PicturesAfter the debacle of After Earth and The Last AirBender, Manoj Night Shyamalan re-surfaces with The Visit, a thriller with a comic trail. While horror is ...

Skin Deep and Candy Floss

SINGH IS BLIING. Director: Prabhu Deva. Players: Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta, Kay Kay Menon, Rati Agnihotri, Kunal Kapoor. Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Manj Musik, Sajid-Wajid. Hindi with Eng. sub-tit. Theatrical release: Eros To be up front, Singh in Bliing has no connection to Kumar’s huge 2008 hit ...

Clouded Blood Trail

TALVAR. Director: Meghna Gulzar. Players: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi, Gajraj Rao, Sohum Shah, Sumit Gulati, Tabu. Music: Vishal Bharadwaj. Hindi with Eng. sub-tit. Theatrical release: Junglee Pictures. Real life news stories can be tricky to transfer to the pseudo-fictional setting of the large screen the minute the ...

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 ...
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