The Times and Life of the Queen of Hearts – Rani Mukherjee

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Have you seen the movie called ‘Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat’? If not, don’t bother … it’s a disaster. But again, on second thoughts, I’d suggest go ahead and see as much of it as you can tolerate, the next time it is aired on the television. When you see the short, fat-ish, dark, firebrand protagonist, you can’t help marveling at how she’s now metamorphosed into the damsel who now … [Read more...]

Disability Sells – Bollywood in it’s new Avatar

Sanjeev Kumar doing a dream role of thaakur in Sholay

Disability and it's portrayal in Hindi films was earlier a sideline of the film. Rarely was it the main cover theme of the film, and often it was portrayed as a sympathy factor. The hero's wheelchair bound sister, or the aged parent who needed to be looked after due to a debilitating condition, these were staples in the feel-good films. There were a few exceptions – the … [Read more...]

30 Best Bollywood Movies of the Last Decade – Part 2

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Following our previous article which highlighted some of the best made hindi movies of the last decade, we got another guest writer to research and come up with more movies that are a nice watch. Buy their DVDs, get a cooler of beer and a bowl of popcorn, and we assure you that you will not get bored :) So here's another compilation of the 10 best Bollywood flicks of the last … [Read more...]

30 Best Bollywood Movies of the Last Decade – Part 1

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Bollywood. Could India have lived without it? I think not. It’s as much an integral part of Indian culture as is our religion and spirituality. Though it is notorious for coming up with some of the worst flicks ever, it is more renowned for coming up with some of the best masterpieces that cinema has seen.  From melodramatic plots to elaborate dance sequences, from mainstream … [Read more...]