“Unsung Heroes”

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 those who don’t have…

Typecast 🤔

Actor Surendra Rajan who came into prominence with his role in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S has played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in many movies. Ironically, he was also cast in Lage Raho Munna Bhai (a movie based on Gandhigiri) as a librarian and not as Mahatma Gandhi 🤔

Review : Tiger Zinda Hai

Plot : Salman challenges the RAMBO series in this sleek sequel Starcast : Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Sajjad Delafrooz, Kumud Mishra, Paresh Rawal Review : Tiger is back and this time with his own team of ‘expendables’. The movie holds true to Salman’s personality showing him as son of the soil whose patriotism sees no…

Happy Birthday Rob

Its Rob De Niro’s birthday and I can go on and on about how much I enjoy him playing complex roles on screen, especially whenever he plays a gangster, but one movie that I truly love watching and can watch any number of times is Midnight Run (1988). Midnight Run is the most unusual buddy-cop…

A man for all seasons…

Robert Shaw who once played a henchmen in From Russia With Love (1963) went on to do some major movie roles in A man for all seasons (1967), The Sting (1973) and his most famous movie…..Jaws (1975) 😎

Baba…..forever

Sanjay Dutt as the spiteful Ajju in Kaante (2002) outdid Michael Madsen’s Mr. Blonde from the orignal movie, Reservoir Dogs (1992)

War hero…

Donald Sutherland shone in a string of World War II thrillers from late 60s to late 70s. He stood out in The Dirty Dozen (1967), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), MASH (1970) and The Eagle has Landed (1976).

“Action best served with Drama”

Tony Scott….one of the most influential Directors of his time changed the way we saw Action movies. His movies were never genre-specific but there was always an element of “Heroism”. His movies were always about ordinary everyday characters caught up in extraordinary situations. If Top Gun (1986) was material in making Tom Cruise a big…

TOP 10 Hollywood Movies that turn 25 this year!

A Few Good Men – A Few Good Men was seasoned Director Rob Reiner’s trying his hand at making a Courtroom Drama and the result was a movie that features in AFI’s list of Top 10 Courtroom Dramas. The movie has some fine performances from Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Beacon and obviously a very worked up Jack…