Review – Toilet : Ek Prem Katha

17 years after the release of Gadar : Ek Prem Katha, comes another prem katha which although may be oblivious of the 1947 Partition but definitely not incognizant of the war they have to fight, a war with their own conscience StarCast : Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sudhir Pandey, Divyendu Sharma, Anupam Kher, Shubha Khote…

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…

Partners in CRIME!

If Akshay Kumar was all about style, Sunil Shetty was the muscular one.  If Akshay had the highest kicks, Sunil had the best punches.  These two actors had already proved their mettle as action stars when they first came together in Waqt Hamara Hai (1993) but it was Mohra (1994) that pitted them against each…

Meena Kumari’s 85th Birth Anniversary…

Meena Kumari as Sita is a strong woman, weakened by circumstances who reaches a cross-section in life where her husband who suffers from Cancer undergoes an operation conducted by her lover from the last. Meena Kumari scores yet another fine performance in Dil Ek Mandir (1963)

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…

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…

​”Master Gun-Fu”

Chow Yun-fat collaborated with Director John Woo to make movies that would redefine the gangster genre in world cinema. A Better Tomorrow (1986), The Killer (1989) and Hard Boiled (1992) stand out in the “Gun-Fu” style of action movies.

TOP 10 Bollywood Movies that turn 25 this year!

Angaar – Angaar pitted Jackie Shroff and Nana Patekar again after Parinda, but it was Nana’s role inspired by gangster Karim Lala that takes away the cake this time. Nana Patekar took home the Best Villain award while Kadar Khan besides giving a great performance won the Best Dialogue award. Deewana – Deewana which was supposed to…

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…