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Bollywood’s Size Zero Obsession

There was this old joke, about Bollywood yesteryears actress Asha Parekh who went up to God and said “Main aapke paas ek Chhoti is aas leke ayi hoon” and apparently God thundered,  “Jooth kyon bolti ho!”… Purport of this being that Bollywood does not have a history of size zero. What is does have, is […]

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The Chick Flick – Has it Arrived in India?

Ever since the comely Anuja Chauhan wrote the hugely entertaining and laugh out loud funny The Zoya Factor and Battle for Bittora, it was safe to conclude that chick lit had arrived in India. But as to the other question, has the Chick Flick arrived in India; the answer is rather less unequivocal. A few […]

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Preview of ‘Thank You’

Date of Release: April 8, 2011 Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Irrfan Khan, Suneil Shetty, Celina Jaitley and Rimi Sen. Director: Anees Bazmee Producers: Ronnie Screwvala, Twinkle Khanna Come April 8th and we shall see Akshay Kumar in yet another romantic comedy- Thank You. In the movie, Bobby, Irrfan and Suneil play […]

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A Comedy of Errors?

As everyone awaits the release of Akshay Kumar’s latest comedy Thank You, we wonder if this one’s going to be any different from his recent releases.  It all started with the Khiladi movies. The comedy in the likes of Main Khiladi Tu Anadi and Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi did a very good job of entertaining. Then came […]

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F.A.L.T.U. is Complete Fun Fare – Go Watch it.

Great promotional tactics and innovative release methods has already put F.A.L.T.U. ahead of its competition. Thankfully, it’s not a case of all noise and no show. F.A.L.T.U. is the exact opposite of its name and delivers on all counts. World Cup weekend brought in lots of positivity. F.A.L.T.U. may as well benefit from this feel-good […]

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Lame name. But what a brilliant GAME!

The show belongs to Abhishek Bachchan, from the start till the end. The classy-stylish act of his, present everywhere, impacting nowhere, does its work here. Check out the GAME hindi movie review!

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Have the bigger directors overtaken their talent? An Analysis of the latest BO debacles.

They say success begets arrogance. In some cases, it also begets failure. Or else how do you explain the falling from the pedestal of some of the biggest directors of our times. In 2009 we would have sworn by their names, but 2010 turned the tables – the outcome was definitely not in their favor. […]

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F.A.L.T.U. Promotions And Release Strategies – Setting New Trends

While F.A.L.T.U. looked like any other movie, the promotional team is hell bent on proving otherwise. While F.A.L.T.U. became the first Indian movie to offer exclusive online music downloads, it has also done several other things right. The re-launch vehicle of Vashu Bhagnani’s cute looking sonny Jaccky Bhagnani is also marking the directorial debut of […]

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Bollywood Trends to Watch Out For In 2011

2011 is a year which will be full of surprises for Bollywood, for several reasons. Some surprises that we’ve already witnessed. With movies with low expectations like Yamla Pagla Deewana doing good business and eagerly awaited ones like Saat Khoon Maaf dying a quiet and not so honorable death at the BO, it can surely […]

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Upcoming Hindi Movies of 2011

Bollywood promises to entertain us with a host of new and upcoming hindi movies in 2011. Here’s an updated list of movies that you should watch out for!

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Tanu Weds Manu Movie Review – A fun filled ride for you

You know the story and you know the final result. There ought to be something compelling in order to draw in an audience which is getting smarter with every passing movie. Tanu weds Manu scores on two main points: one, it engages and second it entertains… and that is what Bollywood is all about. So, […]

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Era of Classics’ Remakes – Innovativeness Or Creative Bankruptcy

In my own defence, let me first list the numerous Hindi classic movies that are being remade … for some strange reason. Honestly, as if Hollywood remakes were not enough, the creative minds of Bollywood have taken to giving their interpretation of old Hindi classics. Making several adaptations of a novel – I can understand […]

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