22 years of……RANGEELA

Ram Gopal Verma’s Rangeela released on this day in 1995. The movie marked Urmila Matondkar’s debut as a leading actress, had the best foot-tapping music, had Jackìe shroff in his most stylish avatar and Aamir Khan showing signs of a ‘method actor’ Advertisements

Review : A Gentleman

Plot : A Gentleman  StarCast : Siddharth Malhotra, Jaqueline Fernandez, Suniel Shetty, Darshan Kumar, Hussain Dalal, Amit Mistry Review : A Gentleman is a stylish thriller coming from director duo Raj and DK who are known for their smartly written movie of which 99 (2009) is a real gem. The movie has Siddharth Malhotra play…

Review : Bareilly Ki Barfi

Bonhomie……yes thats the thing you will take away from Bareilly Ki Barfi. Be it the Father-Daughter rapport, the Guru-Chela kinda friendship between Ayushmaan and his friend or the relationship that Ayushmaan and Kirti share, their is a lot of Bonhomie among the characters. Plot : Watch Bitti Mishra find herself among the pages of a…

Mr. Chameleon

Randeep Hooda made his debut as a leading actor with D (2005) but it was an extended cameo in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010) that did the trick for him. His biggest asset is his ability to undergo transformation for the characters he plays onscreen and his forte are the real-life characters like…

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…