Superstars of Classic Hindi Cinema – Old Bollywood Stars

Amitabh Bachchan

"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 can be called superstars in the true sense of the … [Read more...]

The Many Avatars of Aamir Khan

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You couldn’t have watched the recently concluded Cricket World Cup Finals and Semifinals without repeatedly having seen the new handlebar mustachioed look sported by Aamir Khan who was present at the stadium with bespectacled wife Kiran Row in tow. Aamir Khan is one Bollywood actor how has consistently experimented with new looks, evolved new personas and fitted his … [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...]

…Why Life Sucks as a Movie

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As lives have begun and ended, one thing remained eternally constant: change. Whilst change has been utterly and largely negative in terms of the human mindset, it has been very much positive [perceptions matter], and at the same time very much negative [perceptions make it so] in terms of technology. There is no doubt when one says that the large advancements in the field of … [Read more...]