“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 🤔

Review : Tiger Zinda Hai

Plot : Salman challenges the RAMBO series in this sleek sequel Starcast : Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Sajjad Delafrooz, Kumud Mishra, Paresh Rawal Review : Tiger is back and this time with his own team of ‘expendables’. The movie holds true to Salman’s personality showing him as son of the soil whose patriotism sees no…

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’

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…

A man for all seasons…

Robert Shaw who once played a henchmen in From Russia With Love (1963) went on to do some major movie roles in A man for all seasons (1967), The Sting (1973) and his most famous movie…..Jaws (1975) 😎

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)