GOLD….Movie Review (YouTube video)

Originally posted on Chapter 8:
Plot : Gold is based on the truely inspiring story of the 1948 Olympics where an independent India won its 1st International Gold in Hockey. StarCast : Akshay Kumar, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Atul Kale, newcomers Sunny Kaushal , Nikita Dutta and Mouni Roy. Review : Gold is…

“Unsung Heroes”

Originally posted on Chapter 8:
It is not that ‘heroism’ wasn’t celebrated earlier in our movies but in the last few months the difference between a real hero and reel hero has diminished considerably. The year 2018 has itself given us movies like Padman, Raid, Raazi and the recently released Parmanu which celebrate the spirit of…

TOP TEN Bollywood Movies that turn 50 this year!

An Evening in Paris – This Shakti Samanta movie has one of the most energetic opening sequences in a Bollywood movie, with a visibly overweight but suave Shammi Kapoor clinging on to the bonnet of a car and singing the title song with his gang of girls. The movie repeated the successful pairing from Kashmir Ki Kali, but this…

Drawing Parallels

Benedict Cumberbatch once played Stephen Hawking in the BBC television film, Hawking (2004). Ten years later, Eddie Redmayne won the Best Actor Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014), the same year Benedict Cumberbatch was also nominated for The Imitation Game šŸ˜Ž

Max FleischerĀ 

In a career spanning 39 years, Max Fleischer produced 624 movies. This Animator, inventor, director and producer is credited with bringing characters like Koko The Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye and Superman to the movie screen

Actress Kalpana gave Shammi Kapoor a tough competition when it came to her dance moves in the song Main Chali Main Chali from Professor (1962)

The Householder, The Star…

Finally done with, reading my first book on Bollywood, and that too on a star like Shashi Kapoor. The book is not a biographical account on the actor’s life but one that focuses on his aspirations as a theatre actor and a movie star, his accomplishments as the first International star opening avenues for the…

Kevin Bacon…..always

If there is ever a list of ‘Actors who deserve an Oscar but have never won’, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Kevin Bacon found himself on the top of that list. The versatile actor who has been around for almost four decades, has done roles ranging from a dancer to a law breaker,…