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...]

Movies with a Message- A New Recipe for Success

Rang De Basanti

Have you ever walked out of a movie hall feeling a sudden surge of patriotism? Or maybe, frustration at the current political system in place in our country?  Felt resentment towards those who indulge in racial/caste-based discrimination? Or, the pain of those suffering from acute poverty or some congenital disorder? I’m sure most of you have felt one or more of the above … [Read more...]

The Year That Was – A Recap of Bollywood in 2009

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December is just about over and it's that time of the year again when one  usually sits down and looks back in time - to reflect upon what the year bought for us and what it could not. The same with Bollywood and Hindi movies - the new year is fast approaching but before we go ga-ga about the new movies that will be released in 2010, I thought it would be a good idea to do a … [Read more...]

Three Idiots – Movie Review

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The much talked about 3 Idiots is a true amalgamation of western ideology of life and Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest. Aamir Khan’s next hit after Ghajini, 3 Idiots is Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra's third film together, after the Munnabhai duo. The plot is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five Point Someone (or so they say) and is played by the three lead … [Read more...]