About Mridula Murgai

Mridula is an enthusiastic blogger from New Delhi who loves watching and discussing movies. When she is not immersed with glitterati, she spends time with Goonj, an NGO for the poor. She divides the rest of her time between playing different roles such as a wife, a mother, a daughter and a grandmother and also a full-time housekeeper
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Superstars of Classic Hindi Cinema – Old Bollywood Stars

“Superstar” is an adjective which is rarely attached to new actors in 21st century Bollywood. There are stars and actors and there are prodigies and immensely talented youngsters, but can you name a single actor who can be termed a superstar? Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are perhaps the only current actors who […]

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A Tribute to Dev Anand Saab – An Eternal Entertainer Extraordinaire

Dev Anand represents all that is good in our lives – happiness and joy, talent and creativity and an ability to bring elation and joyfulness in the lives of all those around him. We are indeed fortunate to have been his contemporaries.

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Vidya Balan as Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture

The Dirty Picture Movie Preview – Vidya Balan the Dirty Seductress!

The Dirty Picture – Vidya Balan’s latest Bollywood film has shown us stills of her in super sexy outfits, with no pretenses about being a demure and decorous female. Vidya Balan is oozing sensuality, and her “I couldn’t care less” attitude is evident in every image. This is in sharp contrast to our earlier perceptions […]

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Upcoming Hindi Movies in 2012

Bollywood had a pretty nice run in 2011 with tons of nice movies making tons of nice money. 2011 is soon going to bid us adieu, to be replaced by 2012. Several upcoming Hindi movies are slated for release in 2012. The biggest stars of Bollywood are going to be releasing new movies in 2012 – […]

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Aishwarya Rai: Poise, Style and Immense Talent in one Gorgeous Package

Beauty and talent is a rare combination because good looks and sharp brains do not travel together – at least that is what the common adage is. Aishwarya Rai, however, is the exception to the rule. She has been called the most beautiful woman in the world, and yet, Time magazine counted her as among […]

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The Revival of the Romantic Films

Romantic films have already been a part of the staple fare of movies worldwide. We all love a good mushy romance, with emotion and tragedy and drama all rolled into one. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, they fall into trouble of all types, and in the end they kiss and make up or they overcome all obstacles – this scenario has been played out for generations and has been loved by all generations.

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Top Five Female Singers in Bollywood in 2011

Lata Mangheskar has for many decades been the all pervasive queen of Bollywood’s female music scene. She has ruled it for many years and it is only after she and her sister have stepped down voluntarily, that other feminine singers have begun to emerge and shine in the film industry. They may not have the […]

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Macho Heroes – Bollywood’s new poster boys

Recently, Salman Khan in an interview had spoken about the return of the Macho hero in Hindi films. He felt that somewhere along the in the last few years the image of the hero of a Hindi film had moved from the action oriented, hard-hitting, strong guy to a romantic, soft and emotional gentleman

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Bollywood’s Top Five Male Singers in 2011

For those who live in a world of nostalgia, there has been no greater male singer in Bollywood than Mohd. Rafi. There are some others who will take up cudgels on behalf of Kishore Kumar, since for many years after he ruled the musical waves of Mumbai. Today however there is a new crop of […]

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New Directors make their presence felt in 2010/11

The year 2010 will probably be remembered as being the year of the success of new directors in Bollywood. There have always been new directors making their presence felt in Bollywood but last year many of them achieved a certain modicum of success and the audience sat up and took notice of their talent and abilities. Most of them were not part of any Bollywood royalty and yet they managed to storm a tightly held bastion.

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I AM – a film which has made waves even before its commercial release

Small budget content cinemas have lately been doing better than mainstream big-budget films, judging from the reactions of all those who have already seen the film, we can look forward to a good film which makes us think and will also lead to a discourse on subjects which have been taboo so far.

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404 – the mystical and the paranormal

The trailer of the movie 404 shows you little more than a maze of square shaped images with words such as unknown and horror thrown in for good measure. You are unable to get any sense of what the movie is all about – except maybe a feeling that they are deliberately playing upon the mystery angle of the story – thereby inducing you to watch the film after it’s release.

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