“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.

“6 Best Movies where CLINT EASTWOOD Directed himself!”

Clint Eastwood has been a great influence on moviegoers all around the world. Much like his transformation from Spaghetti Westerns to Urban cool characters, his foray into Direction had been spontaneous. The whole argument of him being a better Actor or better Director does not seem to end anytime soon. So we took it upon…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

“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…

“Eeeeeeeeeesh!!”

Yes…….that’s Utpal Dutt……..in Shakespeare Wallah (1965). A thespian in English theatre, he founded ‘The Shakespeareans’ in 1947. He is widely known for his association with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, of which Guddi(1971) and Gol Maal(1979) stand out. His other memorable performances were in Mrinal Sen’s Bhuvan Shome (1969), Shakti Samanta’s Amanush (1975), Shaque (1976), Apne Paraye (1980),…