“I remember James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart…”

I don’t remember Mr. Smith. I don’t remember this wheelchair-bound photographer witnessing a Murder through the lenses of his camera. I don’t remember this actor sharing screen with John Wayne in John Ford’s western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. I don’t remember him doing any larger than life characters. I don’t remember him intimidating…

The Jovial Kind…

Audrey Hepburn was all royalty. She will always be embedded in our hearts as the Princess from Roman Holiday (1953) or a potential Model in Funny Face (1957) or the Socialite from Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961). But in a career spanning over 34 movies she had her share of dramatic performances that stood out. Today,…

Vinod Khanna’s TOP 10 PERFORMANCES FROM THE 1970s

Vinod Khanna made his movie debut as a villain in Man Ka Meet (1968), followed by more such negative roles in Sachcha Jhutha (1970), Aan Milo Sajna (1970) and supporting roles in Purab Aur Paschim (1970). It was Gulzaar’s Mere Apne (1971) that made him an overnight star. If the term ‘Superstar’ was coined for…

Dancing …in the Rain!

Stanley Donen started off as a choreographer in the early 40s. His skills as a Director of dance sequences eventually culminated into a full-fledged Director of musicals starring Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. His put his ‘best foot forward’ with movies like On the Town (1949), Royal Wedding (1951), Singing in the Rain (1952), Seven…

“No Plain Jane…….this!”

Doris Day…….just the name can lighten up your day. The perky actress known for her vibrant screen presence started out as a band singer in 1939. Her popularity as a singer eventually led to an audition for the movie, Romance on the High Seas (1948). Young Man With A Horn (1949) with Kirk Douglas, Calamity…

“The game begins…….NOW!”

Watching Logan was a heartening experience for me. It was like letting go of yet another childhood memory of mine. Wolverine/Logan for me is a mutant equivalent of Superman. Plot – Let’s just say…. it’s our very own Hugh Jackman playing the most loved mutant for the last time! StarCast – Hugh ‘Wolverine’ Jackman, Patrick ‘X’…

Angoor…. is like an Old Wine

Much before we had Vishal Bhardwaj to carry forward the legacy of Shakespeare, there was Gulzaar who came up with his own interpretation of Shakespeare’s plays. Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy Of Errors’, Angoor is not just a milestone in comedy movies but also in Hindi Cinema. Angoor means ‘grapes’ and here the reference is to…

LION…roars….and how!

Plot : True story about 5 year old ‘Saroo’, lost in India only to find himself 25 years later in Australia. Based on ‘A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierley. Star Cast : Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham Review : Every once in a while comes a movie about survival that unknowingly ends up spreading the…

Dirty Dancing….Anybody ??

Calling La La Land a musical wouldn’t be fair to all those musicals that we have enjoyed for decades now. Hollywood had been adding music to its movies since 1927 when The Jazz Singer hit the screen, but it was the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers pairing that received universal attention in the form of classics like The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top…

La Vie en rose

Madhubala was an ‘epitome of love‘ and what could have been a better day than 14th of February to mark her birthday. In a career spanning more than two-decades,Mahal (1949), Amar (1954), Howrah Bridge (1958), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Mughal-E-Azam (1960) besides being significant in making her one of the most influential actresses, are…