“Unsung Heroes”

It is not that ‘heroism’ wasn’t celebrated earlier in our movies but in the last few months the difference between a real hero and reel hero has diminished considerably. The year 2018 has itself given us movies like Padman, Raid, Raazi and the recently released Parmanu which celebrate the spirit of those who don’t have…

Amcha Bucket List 😎

I recently saw the Marathi movie Bucket List starring Madhuri Dixit. It was great to see her do a full fledged Marathi movie for the first time in her career, but more than that it is the happiness of seeing mainstream Bollywood actors contribute to regional cinema. Be it actors like Nana Patekar (who has…

Cop drama….😎

Govind Nilhani’s cop drama Ardh Satya (1983) was written for Amitabh Bachchan, but the movie eventually went to Om Puri. Co-incidentally, it was in Govind Nilhani’s Dev (2003) that the legends shared screen, and that too in the role of Cops 😎

Typecast 🤔

Actor Surendra Rajan who came into prominence with his role in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S has played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in many movies. Ironically, he was also cast in Lage Raho Munna Bhai (a movie based on Gandhigiri) as a librarian and not as Mahatma Gandhi 🤔

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…