“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…

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…

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…

“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…

“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),…

Farooq Shaikh….The Boy Next Door..

The year was 1973 and a young actor made his presence felt in a supporting role alongside stalwart Balraj Sahni in M.S Sathyu’s Garam Hawa (1973). The movie marked the birth of the Indian New Wave/Parallel cinema in Hindi film industry. A small role in Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977) paved way for a…

8 movies that make Steve McQueen “THE KING OF COOL”

Terence Steven McQueen or Steve McQueen, the ultra-cool movie star of the 60s was “The King of Cool”. His anti-hero persona added to his popularity among the masses. Here are 8 movies that defined his cool-quotient throughout 60s. 1. The Magnificient Seven (1960) – Christened as Vin…The dangerous one, this was Steve McQueen’s first big…

“Friend of Brando….”

Karl Malden…….probably one of the most endearing actors screen has ever produced. Known for his great screen presence in a number of movies and T.V series, his best came from his association with Director Elia Kazan. Two of his finest roles were in A Street Named Desire (1951) and On the Waterfront (1954), where he was…

The man with a “History of Violence”

It’s David Cronenberg’s 74th birthday! This Canadian filmmaker made his presence felt in the 80’s snd the 90’s with some great sci-fi/horror/fantasy movies that could give even John Carpenter or David Lynch a run for their money. Among them The Dead Zone (1983),  The Fly (1986) a remake of the 1958 classic and Dead Ringers…