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...]

SEX: It’s creeping in, Youngistan!

At the time of India’s independence, the leaders of the country were faced with the mundane task of opting for a certain method of development that newly-azad India would follow. In the tremor of the 1945 war, the world had been cracked into two: The Soviets, and the United States of Americans. India could choose to follow either the USSR model, that of a socialist one, for it … [Read more...]

Bollywood’s Size Zero Obsession

Actress Nanda

There was this old joke, about Bollywood yesteryears actress Asha Parekh who went up to God and said “Main aapke paas ek Chhoti is aas leke ayi hoon” and apparently God thundered,  “Jooth kyon bolti ho!”… Purport of this being that Bollywood does not have a history of size zero. What is does have, is a history of full bodied, curvy women; it is a long and honored tradition, … [Read more...]

Quantity + Lack of Originality = Bollywood

flower - bollywood

Why Bollywood produces the most films and the least awards. Bollywood produced 1091 films in 2006, 1132 in 2007, nobody had the guts to calculate for 2008, nobody has had the guts to calculate for 2009, and 2010, it seems, is already on the verge of breaking the record... so why wouldn't you know about BOLLYWOOD? When it comes to the largest film industries in the world, … [Read more...]

Hiss – Where a Lonely Nagin Comes To The City

hiss hiss

[ad#post-large] Jennifer Lynch’s directorial venture Hiss starring Mallika Sherawat failed to retain the hype it created before the release. The film has been subjected to huge criticism, but box-office records indicate the film has grabbed the attention of the audiences in India, and abroad. The Plot The plot of Hiss is entirely based on the lonely ichchadhari nagin, … [Read more...]