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…

Happy Birthday Rob

Its Rob De Niro’s birthday and I can go on and on about how much I enjoy him playing complex roles on screen, especially whenever he plays a gangster, but one movie that I truly love watching and can watch any number of times is Midnight Run (1988). Midnight Run is the most unusual buddy-cop…

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)

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.

TOP 10 Hollywood Movies that turn 25 this year!

A Few Good Men – A Few Good Men was seasoned Director Rob Reiner’s trying his hand at making a Courtroom Drama and the result was a movie that features in AFI’s list of Top 10 Courtroom Dramas. The movie has some fine performances from Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Beacon and obviously a very worked up Jack…

“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…

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…

“Not just a comic relief”

Satish Kaushik……probably one of the few character actors who is widely known by the name of the characters he plays on-screen. Some of his most famous characters are Calender (Mr. India), Kashiram (Ram Lakhan), BBC (Jamai Raja), Mutthu Swami (Saajan Chale Sasuraal), Mama (Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi), Pappu Pager  (Deewana Mastana), Kunj Bihari  (Haseena Maan…