The Chick Flick – Has it Arrived in India?

Aisha - India's First Chick Flick?

Ever since the comely Anuja Chauhan wrote the hugely entertaining and laugh out loud funny The Zoya Factor and Battle for Bittora, it was safe to conclude that chick lit had arrived in India. But as to the other question, has the Chick Flick arrived in India; the answer is rather less unequivocal. A few months ago we the film going junta, were presented with Aisha, an … [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...]

Turning 30 – A film about growing up from Prakash Jha

Turning 30

Turning 30 has always been a landmark date in most young people's lives. Somehow it seems to be the equivalent of turning a corner and moving beyond the carefree and easygoing existence of youth. It was inevitable that someone would make a film about milestone, and on January 14, 2011, Prakash Jha Productions are releasing their film titled (what else?) Turning 30. Starring … [Read more...]