The Revival of the Romantic Films

Tender and Passionate Romantic Films in the 50s & 60s

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 … [Read more...]

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Trailer Review

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

This time over, in Zindagi Na Miilegi Dobara, Zoya Akhtar decides to go for a boys’ story, unlike her debut “Filhaal” (which was a BO dud, by the way) and her last outing “Luck By Chance”. Thankfully and unlike her first two attempts, it seems like this one may very well turn out to be watchable. The cast of Zindagi Na Miilegi Dobara is interesting. The very nice-on-the-eyes … [Read more...]

Rip-Off’s Suck. Period. Here’s Why.

The Original of 'Bach Ke Rehna Re Baba'

Definition of a Rip-Off: It is a movie that is an exact replica of another, in terms of its story and flow. It is called a rip-off primarily because the director doesn’t accept that it is one. In the case that he DOES accept it's copied... it is called an ‘Inspiration’. I remember every time I ever saw a rip-off. I’ve always watched it in disgust. Well, at least most of the … [Read more...]

Macho Heroes – Bollywood’s new poster boys

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Recently, Salman Khan in an interview had spoken about the return of the macho heroes in Hindi films. He felt that 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. There has been a transformation from the days of Amitabh Bachchan's Deewar and Coolie to SRK's Rab … [Read more...]

404 Movie Review

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The first half is an interesting package of some average performances, too much music, good suspense, good horror sequences, a good concept well introduced, some honest college life, ragging [and a certain student who speaks up against it, of course, he is our lead actor! Some things never change in Bollywood], and a build-up worth the Nikhat Kazmi's **** rating. It only … [Read more...]