“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…

John Good-Man 

John Goodman enjoyed a great working relationship with the Coen brothers right from Raising Arizona (1987) to O Brother, Where art thou? (2002) throughout the 80s and the 90s.

“HAWK-EYE”

Howard Hawks achieved a rare feat by directing movies in almost all the genres. He directed the best Gangster movie (Scarface – 1932), The best Screwball Comedy (His Girl Friday – 1940), The best Western (Red River – 1948), The best Film-noire (The Big Sleep – 1946), The best Musical (Gentlemen Prefer Blonds – 1953)…

Movie Review : Hindi Medium

StarCast : Irfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal, Amrita Singh Plot : A satire on the admission system in Delhi Review : Hindi Medium takes me back to my favourite Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie, Chupke Chupke (1975), a movie that celebrates the spirit of Hindi. Forty-Two years down the line and we have Hindi Medium that…

“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…

Sarkar 3 movie review

StarCast : Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai, Jackie Shroff, Amit Sadh, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Bajrangbali Singh  Plot : Sarkar is not a person, its a…..phenomena  Review : Sarkar 3 is RGV’s desperate attempt to regain lost territory and he does succeed to a certain level. The movie is for those who have the patience to…

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…

 Movie Review : Noor 

Noor is Sonakshi Sinha’s most confident movie till date. Her character Noor Roy Chaudhary is believable as an irresponsible journalist who messes up her first big chance of foraying into ‘real journalism’ only to make the most of her second one. The first-person narration does get to you at times. Actors Kanan Gill and Manish…

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…

“The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit”

The year 1962 was a great year for Gregory Peck. He played the same role ‘twice’. He played a distinguished lawyer and an ideal father in both Cape Fear (Sam Bowden) and To Kill A Mockingbird (Atticus Finch).  As Sam Bowden, he is the protector of his family who goes all out for their safety…