The Pathaan of Bollywood

Pathaan crossing the unimaginable milestone of INR 1000 crores at the worldwide box-office is the stuff that legendary and historic comebacks are made up of; not just of SRK but that of Bollywood in general and of the sense of righteousness in the general discourse of the Indian movie industry. The 1000 crores’ club nowContinue reading “The Pathaan of Bollywood”

Delhi, my friend

It’s a belief I have held for long now – cities are like people. With both, you tend to lose objectivity in your feelings and start viewing them through the lenses of experiences you have had and memories you created with them. More often than not, it starts with a sense of uncomfortable unfamiliarity, progressesContinue reading “Delhi, my friend”

Udta Punjab -Stunning, hard-hitting and an absolute high!

* * * 1/2 Alright, so this is a brilliant work by Kashyap and co, though it makes you uncomfortable and concerned about more than one cause. The problem that the movie very effectively portrays – that of drug menace in Punjab. Reading about it print is different from watching it unfold in front ofContinue reading “Udta Punjab -Stunning, hard-hitting and an absolute high!”

Tamasha : Musings of a master storyteller

* * * 1/2 Once upon a time in Bollywood, the usual enemies of love were external – parents,  goons or evil relatives, love was a solution to life’s problems, and a destination in itself. Then came people like Ayan Mukherjee, Shakun Batra, Imtiaz Ali and love became an instrument to self-discovery , and hadContinue reading “Tamasha : Musings of a master storyteller”