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

Raavan

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. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Rakesh Roshan, Farah Khan and the might … [Read more...]

Upcoming Hindi Movies of 2011

No-One-Killed-Jessica

The Bollywood film industry had released many critically successful hindi films in the year 2010. Some of the big banner films like Dabangg, My Name Is Khan, Golmaal 3, Rajneeti, Housefull, and Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai have made it to the top grossing Hindi movies at the Indian Box Office. Then there have been some moderately successful and unsuccessful movies like I Hate … [Read more...]

Emergence Of The Female Hero – Is Change Round The Corner?

Dimple Kapadia Zakhmi Aurat

‘7 Khoon Maaf’ marks the completion of a trilogy of sorts. Within two months of 2011, we have viewed 3 movies which have advocated female empowerment is never-before ways. While ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ marks the emergence of a storyline where the “heroine” gets all the good shots, lines and scenes, ‘No One Killed Jessica’ told the story of a wronged woman who gets her case … [Read more...]

7 Khoon Maaf Movie Review – Brave and Unconventional

7 Khoon Maaf Poster

Glocal – that’s the last word of 7 Khoon Maaf’s review from my favorite movie reviewer, Nikhat Kazmi.  I couldn’t agree more. “Coming of age” is another description I would like to add. Finally, with “7 Khoon Maaf”, the Indian heroine comes out of the shadow and that too with a bang. A very decisive 2011 has decided to give it’s tribute to woman power with the unapologetic … [Read more...]

7 Khoon Maaf Movie Preview – A Potential Masterpiece

Priyanka and Nassuradin Shah from 7 khoon maaf

The king of adaptations, Vishal Bharadwaj (also directed Kaminey) is back with another potential masterpiece - 7 Khoon Maaf (Seven Murders Forgiven). The ace director/music director/dialogues writer/lyricist has earned quite a name for himself by carrying out the unenviable task of translating adaptations (mainly Shakespearean) into the silver screen with unusual dexterity and … [Read more...]