The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Latest Bollywood Movies of 2013

Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola

2013 seems to have started quite well for the hindi film industry. This year has already seen a host of unique films that are not your 'run-of-the-mill' Bollywood drama where the actors break into a song every now and then and have complete strangers match their dance steps to perfection. The year began with a hint of bizarre. Vishal Bharadwaj introduced the world to the … [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...]

Patiala House Review: The same ingredients – but a new recipe

Patiala House and the gang of youngsters

Let’s begin with the all important questions:  Does Gattu conquer all? Does Bauji realize the importance of dreams and the triviality of hatred? Does the Kahlon household get deliverance? You bet the answer to all of the above is YES. Do you know why it couldn’t be any other way? It’s Bollywood, silly! If you don’t know this much by heart, you have no right to watch a … [Read more...]

Dhobi Ghat Review – A Film with Tons of Class, Soul and Mood

It’s clearly not a mass film. In fact, I made the horribly incorrect judgment of choosing to take 9 of my friends for Dhobi Ghat as a birthday treat, all of whom hated the movie. But that clearly does not imply that this is a bad film. In fact, I think it was brilliant. As I said, it’s clearly not a mass, masala entertainment production. It is for those who are into some real, … [Read more...]

Movie review: Phas Gaye Re Obama

phas gaye re obama

‘Yes, we can’ and that’s the spirit of the latest “unlikely-hero” at the box office this week. Giving a great opening to the closing month of 2010, “Phas Gaye Re Obama” is a satire piece that tickles as much as it refreshes. Like “Peepli Live” and “Tere Bin Laden”, ” Phas Gaye…” resounds the “small is beautiful” chorus. No stunning cast, no songs to talk of, and no associated … [Read more...]