Awe-struck

Norman Jewinson stands out as a filmmaker by making movies in genres ranging from a War Comedy (The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!), a Mystery Crime-Drama with racial undertones (In The Heat of the Night), an all season Musical (Fiddler on the Roof), an explosive Courtroom Drama (….and Justice for All) and a…

Bazaar (1982)

Sagar Sarhadi’s Bazaar (1982) dealt with the issue of bride-selling, a trend still prevailing in some parts of the country and parts of the World. The movie boasted of a great starcast with some the best actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Farooq Shaikh, known for being torch-bearers for the New Wave Cinema. But it…

Jubilee Kumar goes tragic…

While Dilip Kumar was the undisputed ‘King of Tragedy’, fellow actor Rajendra Kumar who was otherwise known for his idealistic characters and swashbuckling ways took the path of tragedy when he did a string of characters that left him heartbroken. He played a doctor in Dil Ek Mandir (1963) who has to operate upon his…

Drawing Parallels

Benedict Cumberbatch once played Stephen Hawking in the BBC television film, Hawking (2004). Ten years later, Eddie Redmayne won the Best Actor Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014), the same year Benedict Cumberbatch was also nominated for The Imitation Game 😎

Mandela

Morgan Freeman (below) in Invictus (2011) and Idris Elba (above) in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (2013) show very different sides of Nelson Mandela as a reformer, a politician and above all as a human being.

MOM review

​​StarCast : Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Adnan Siddiqui, Sajal Ali, Abhimanyu Singh Plot : A mother’s journey as she goes on to earn the title of a MOM! Review : MOM sees Sridevi play a mother for the third time after Judaai & English Vinglish, and a fierce one at that. The legendary actress…

“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.

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…

“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…