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Heroine Movie Review

Written by on September 22nd, 2012

In news for more controversial reasons than one, Heroine like all Madhur Bhandarkar movies was on the must-watch films list of many. For a country constantly fascinated with the inside tittle-tattle of the glamour world, salacious gossips has many takers. When a filmmaker intents to throw mirror on the colorful life of mainstream actress in […]

Barfi! Movie Review

Written by on September 13th, 2012

I was recently reading this gorgeous book by Shakti Salgaonkar called “Imperfect Mr. Right”. The book is a tale about how we almost dismiss Mr/Miss Right because of our societal expectations from our partners in terms of stature, riches, backgrounds etc, but fall for that very same person when packaged differently and their true identity […]

Whistling Woods and the Film Industry pay tribute to Ashok Mehta

Written by on September 3rd, 2012

Subhash Ghai and Jackie Shroff paid a day long tribute to ace cinematographer Ashok Mehta at the Whistling Woods campus with veterans of the Industry and the family of Ashok Mehta. The campus was decorated with exhibits, special classes & seminars discussing films shot by Ashok Mehta and his work as a Cinematographer and finally […]

Shuttlecock Boys Movie Review

Written by on August 4th, 2012

This initiative of PVR in releasing small-budget Indie films is getting rather interesting and what began as just another movie show to attend, I’ve now begun looking forward to what the ‘directors rare’ series puts forth week on week. Now showing this week is Shuttlecock Boys which as the extremely nervous debutant director Hemant Gaba clarifies […]

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Editorial: Bollywood – creating female stereotypes, one rom-com at a time

Written by on July 22nd, 2012

I happened to watch Cocktail at an extremely crowded press plus crew plus family plus friends show. While you can read my official movie review, as I was thinking about the film some more I wanted to write about some of the other aspects that bothered me about Cocktail.  These  additional thoughts touch on some points […]

Lakme Fashion Week holds press conference to announce participating Designers and Sponsors for Winter/Festive 2012

Written by on July 20th, 2012

Fashionistas are gearing up for another season of the LAKME FASHION WEEK Winter/Festive 2012 scheduled to take place in Mumbai August 3 to August 7, 2012. All set to bring new energy to the runway and maintain its leadership in promoting the Business of Fashion, Lakmé Fashion Week held a press conference to announce and […]

Cocktail Movie Review

Written by on July 15th, 2012

Practical relationships, breakup parties, hookups, casual flings – the past few years has seen Indian cinema exposing its audiences to changing faces of urban relationships circa yesterday, today and tomorrow. Despite strong deja-vu the trailers emitted hinting a Love Aaj Kal sequel, the makers of Cocktail maintained that the movie a fresh take on the […]

Kshay Movie Review

Written by on June 18th, 2012

It’s not every day that a black and white Indie that has been in the making for over 4 years, helmed by a debutant director with constrained budget and unfamiliar names gets unanimous positive feedback from everyone who views it. Having done rounds of International film festivals, having won prestigious award, KSHAY (which roughly translated […]

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Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods celebrates Cinema100 – a Centenary of Indian cinema

Written by on June 6th, 2012

Hallways adorned with the original posters of timeless classics. Auditoriums across the sprawling campus at Whistling Woods International (WWI) playing Indian cinema’s gems such as Kabhi Kabhie, Bimay Roy’s Devdas, Sholay, Kanoon, Anand, Magadheera, Diamond Queen, Sahib bibi aur ghulam, Kalicharan, Kagaz ke phool, Charulata, Arth, Awaara, Sholay, Umrao Jaan, Charulata, Guide, Salaam Bombay, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Bandini, Sujata and 36 Chowringhee Lane, Amar Akbar Anthony, Mother […]

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“Zanjeer is a tribute to Mr. Bachchan and my father (legendary actor Chiranjeevi)” – Ram Charan

Written by on June 1st, 2012

Ever since its announcement, the Zanjeer remake has been in the news for varied reasons – beginning with speculations on the cast, on to remake rights issue, then to everyone’s curiosity on how well legendary actor Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan will debut in the iconic character of the angry young man played by Amitabh Bachchan […]

“I felt for the first time in my life; that if I stood on the balcony and took off, I could fly” – Shah Rukh Khan speaks on KKR Win

Written by on May 31st, 2012

“That’s how happy I was”, Shah Rukh stated with a sheepish crooked grin at the press conference held earlier today at his palatial bungalow, Mannat. It has been close to 72hours of non-stop revelry for Kolkata Knight Riders after their victory on Sunday at the fifth season of the Indian Premier League. Tongue-in cheek, Shah […]

Love Wrinkle Free Movie Review

Written by on May 27th, 2012

Firstly – a round of applause to PVR Directors Rare for releasing movies such as ‘Love Wrinkle Free’. It’s exciting times for Indian Cinema wherein in between the ongoing IPL season and some other big banner movies; little gems like Love Wrinkle Free are finding their space on the big screen. The beauty of a […]

Sridevi’s English Vinglish releases worldwide on 21st September

Written by on May 26th, 2012

Eros International Media Ltd (EIML), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced it will be releasing R. Balki produced English Vinglish starring Sridevi worldwide on 21st September 2012. The film will be trilingual and has been shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. English Vinglish, directed by Gauri Shinde who makes […]

NDTV Toyota Greenathon Campaign 4 a success!

Written by on May 22nd, 2012

1500 kms over 30 days across 5 states, 8.89 crore funds in 12 hours, 508 villages, a galaxy of celebs, singers, citizens concluded the 12-hr gala finale of the fourth edition of the NDTV-Toyota Greenathon on Sunday at the sprawling Yash Raj Film studios in Mumbai. Presented by the country’s reputed news network, NDTV, Brand […]

PVR Director’s Rare to release award-winning indie feature ‘Kshay’

Written by on May 21st, 2012

For film lovers in India, the month of June seems to be a great month for indie-spirited cinema. Be it Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai or Anurag Kashyap’s Cannes pick Gangs of Wasseypur. Joining the bandwagon is a relatively obscure indie feature film which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2012. […]

Aamir’s Satyamev Jayate a big hit!

Written by on May 13th, 2012

The minute Aamir Khan’s much ambitious TV debut Satyamev Jayate premiered last Sunday morning, social networking sites went into frenzy with everyone tuned into providing their ten cents of comments on the show. Even as Aamir took to the small screen with his unabashed truth telling on the sensitive topic of female infanticide (saving the […]

Indie psychological thriller KSHAY wins Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Written by on April 17th, 2012

India is currently witnessing a very small but powerful indie movement with many new films making it big at international film festivals. One film to join this bandwagon is Kshay, an intense psychological study of a woman’s obsession with an unfinished statue of the Goddess Lakshmi. The film just won the ‘Grand Jury Prize for […]

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From small screen to hits on 70mm!

Written by on April 15th, 2012

Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan – What do these names have in common? Apart from being superstars of the day, both SRK and Vidya made their acting debut in television slowly moving on to enthrall the silver screen audience. Inspired by the tales of the likes of SRK and Vidya, every year many TV stars […]

Ringing in Bollywood’s worst with Ghanta Awards

Written by on March 22nd, 2012

If industry trade statistics are to be believed, for every single good film that is made, there are 10 other bad ones that release week after week. For anyone familiar with the Razzies concept of Hollywood, the ‘Ghanta Awards’ (‘ghanta’ being the slang for ‘rubbish’) is its desi version to celebrate and recognize the worst […]

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Chaar din ki Chandni Movie Review

Written by on March 10th, 2012

I was extremely wary of watching this movie. Except for a couple of trailers and songs, the only little information I had was that it’s Tusshar Kapoor’s solo-hero project. That limited knowledge did not warrant for a theatre watch. The makers had not succumbed to marketing gimmicks, the films promotional appearances were far and few. […]

Vidya Balan wins at Lavasa Women’s Drive Awards 2012!

Written by on March 7th, 2012

Peals of laughter resonated through the air as host singer-actor Meiyang Chang sheepishly admitted to not have ever been seen so many women in one place. Just in time to coincide with Women’s day, winners of the 4th edition of the Lavasa Women’s drive rally were felicitated at a star studded Lavasa Women’s Drive Awards […]

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