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With his earlier three films, the Munna Bhai series and 3 Idiots, Rajkumar Hirani has created his own unique template of filmmaking. His latest offering, PK, too sits quite comfortably within it so yes, we again have an outsider at the ...
Filmmaking is an art which can take you to the highest of the highs and even sink you to unimaginable depths. And then there is cinema like Action Jackson. Action Jackson sets the bar so low that you might need anti-depressants ...
Ungli has good intentions and a good ensemble cast. That's about all the positive takeaways from this drag of a 2 hour movie. The film more predictable than a daily soap and includes some cringe-worthy dialogues that are delivered in a deadpan ...
Garm Hava remains even today one of the most poignant films ever to be made on India's partition. Although Ritwik Ghatak and other film makers had made films touching on the Bengal Partition, this was a rare Hindi film to tackle ...
Farah Khan has made lampooning into a blockbuster Bollywood model. But Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om were in tongue in cheek and charming, and the gags and spoofs were light hearted and enjoyable. However, Happy New Year (HNY) comes across ...



    





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Lingaa (Tamil)
One wonders if a film like Lingaa even needs reviewing. The primary aim of the film overriding any so called cinematic aesthetics is to keep Rajinikanth's huge fan pace happy. And with the film giving them two Rajinis - one ...
Madras (Tamil)
On one side, Madras has a lot going for it - a gritty, realistic setting of a lower middle class housing colony in North Chennai, some great attention to detail in its production design, interesting and well-fleshed out characters and above ...
Anjaan (Tamil)
You can't find fault with UTV's absolutely brilliant marketing strategy and hype they created for Anjaan. The buzz was terrific, expectations sky high. For all the gory violence, they even managed a U certificate for the film. This translated into a ...
Khashi Katha (Bengali)
The narrative returns again and again to the goat in conversation with Hassan whose excitement rises with every segment. These offer both comic and satiric relief questioning the rationality of the so-called rational human being. Judhajit Sarkar has fleshed out each ...
Apur Panchali (Bengali)
Apur Panchali is a three-layered film. Two layers are framed within the anchor story that is located in the present depicting the interaction between two men, Arko and Subir, distanced in age, ideology, lifestyle and social class. One layer is comprised ...
“Documentary film hai, bhaiya. Pakka ticket dun?” ("It's a documentary film, brother. You sure you want a ticket?") says the guy at the ticket window, inadvertently summarising the state of documentary film market in India. In the recent past many no.......


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2014-11-14 21:19:18 - 4 Comments

The transition of child actors to adulthood is often painful and has seen many, many careers round the world die out or have limited success once these children grew up. Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney, no less, were among those who found the going extremely tough once adolescence kicked in. In India too, Tabassum, Naaz, Daisy and Honey Irani, Mas
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