Bajirao Mastani: A visual , artistic and royal beauty K. Asif would be proud of

* * * * Mesmerizing palaces, fountains and chandeliers, alluring classical dance numbers, royal court and pride,  shayaris and constant references to the moon and Gods, epic battle scenes and a forbidden love – if all this reminds you of Mughal-e-Azam, then come and  relish with absolute delight and almost palpable sense of pleasure, thisContinue reading “Bajirao Mastani: A visual , artistic and royal beauty K. Asif would be proud of”

Happy New Year, and all things wrong with Bollywood!

So as you read this, Farah Khan and SRK are probably laughing their way to the 100 crore club, shattering many records (highest first day collections, fastest 100 crores, widest release etc). In all probability it will create many more records, and add many a zeroes to the bank balance of the makers. Well, withoutContinue reading “Happy New Year, and all things wrong with Bollywood!”

Chennai Express : Masaala Mix turned bland!

* * ½ Rohit Shetty Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Niketan Dheer, Kamini Kaushal Masala Mix turned bland! For a nation known for its cultural, linguistic and all sorts of diversity, Bollywood has seldom explored the phenomenon for cinematic purposes. In that respect, Chennai Express (CE) can be called path breaking. But sadly, in every otherContinue reading “Chennai Express : Masaala Mix turned bland!”