The “Feel Good Films” Trend – Escapist fare or Just Pure Entertainment

Khosla ka Ghosla

Movie halls have always been places where we escape to, where we hope to leave our woes and concerns outside the door. We spend some time watching other people make a fool of themselves, or watch something that makes one feel that all izz well with the world. Our desire to come out of the movie theaters happy and smiling is one of the major reasons why lately, we have been … [Read more...]

Madhuri Dixit – India’s Favourite Dancer

Madhuri Dixit

If there is one thing that Bollywood actors and actresses have always been known for, its their dance. The gyrating moves, scintillating expressions and graceful dancing styles in movies have invariably helped in popularizing songs in the movies. So we asked our self, who has been the most famous dancer in the industry and only one name comes to my mind - Madhuri … [Read more...]

Baraats and Dulhaniyas – Bollywood’s Favourite Themes

This year has begun with two films which have hit the box office gold and have given the Bollywood industry some hope for the future of this year's collections. Both Band Baaja Baraat and  Tanu Weds Manu have surprised us and delighted us with their lively ambience and their free for all contemporary stories and also due to the fact that they are openly targeting Bollywood's … [Read more...]

Fanciful and Unrealistic – Bollywood’s Oft Repeated Storylines

Rani in a Sadar Avatar

All of us accept the fact that there are many aspects of Bollywood films which cannot be questioned. We just recognize them as part of the melodrama which is Hindi cinema and even though they are highly implausible, we accept the perennial strong heroes, the fragile women, the creepy villains, etc., etc. There are few themes which keep persisting, and some day, hopefully, they … [Read more...]

The Times They’re A-Changing

SignChangingTimes

As we get older one of our favourite topics of conversation is the "lack" of moral values among our children and grand children and in general society in particular. We bemoan the fact that they seem to have lost touch with what is important in their lives and have developed a totally new set of norms. This subject has probably been discussed over centuries by the elders of … [Read more...]