“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…

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…

Dancing …in the Rain!

Stanley Donen started off as a choreographer in the early 40s. His skills as a Director of dance sequences eventually culminated into a full-fledged Director of musicals starring Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. His put his ‘best foot forward’ with movies like On the Town (1949), Royal Wedding (1951), Singing in the Rain (1952), Seven…

“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),…

Not MISSING IN ACTION….simply following the…CODE OF SILENCE!!

The year was 1972 and a young martial artist of American origin came in the ‘Way of the Dragon’, literally. The actor chosen to face the Chinese legend was none other than Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris has since then starred in numerous action movies and franchises giving tough competition to action stars like Sylvestor Stallone,…

“The game begins…….NOW!”

Watching Logan was a heartening experience for me. It was like letting go of yet another childhood memory of mine. Wolverine/Logan for me is a mutant equivalent of Superman. Plot – Let’s just say…. it’s our very own Hugh Jackman playing the most loved mutant for the last time! StarCast – Hugh ‘Wolverine’ Jackman, Patrick ‘X’…

When Rob met Harry & Sally

It’s Rob Reiner’s 70th birthday! The current crop of moviegoers may not be familiar with the ‘vetsatile’ Director but for an entire generation of cinema lovers Rob Reiner is one of those select few Directors who have contributed to almost every genre of movie. Much like his predecessors Howard Hawks and Robert Altman who are…

Angoor…. is like an Old Wine

Much before we had Vishal Bhardwaj to carry forward the legacy of Shakespeare, there was Gulzaar who came up with his own interpretation of Shakespeare’s plays. Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy Of Errors’, Angoor is not just a milestone in comedy movies but also in Hindi Cinema. Angoor means ‘grapes’ and here the reference is to…

LION…roars….and how!

Plot : True story about 5 year old ‘Saroo’, lost in India only to find himself 25 years later in Australia. Based on ‘A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierley. Star Cast : Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham Review : Every once in a while comes a movie about survival that unknowingly ends up spreading the…

Dirty Dancing….Anybody ??

Calling La La Land a musical wouldn’t be fair to all those musicals that we have enjoyed for decades now. Hollywood had been adding music to its movies since 1927 when The Jazz Singer hit the screen, but it was the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers pairing that received universal attention in the form of classics like The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top…