Ouch. These incorrigible people who make art. They say things as it needs to be said with such subtlety, heart and humour. The 2017 Golden Globes were full of anti-Donald Trump jokes comments by stars including host Jimmy Fallon, Meryl Streep and Hugh Laurie. (Jimmy Fallon, Meryl Streep Slam Trump at 2017 Golden Globes - … Continue reading Jimmy Fallon, Hugh Laurie and Meryl Streep Slam Trump at 2017 Golden Globes
A father training his daughters to win sports medals may not be a revolutionary idea everywhere, but it is one in a state like Haryana.
Mr. Pip written and directed by Andrew Adamson is a film recommended to the crazy film buffs who watch anything new and weird just out of curiosity. Not to those who watch movies for entertainment or time pass.
When watching a film is not about entertainment. I was staying with a bunch of young hippies who were playing guitar and singing songs early in the morning. I took a shower and went and sat next to them listening to their music and smiling. I had to catch the train at 9.30 am and … Continue reading Surreal dream, pain and Darren Aronofsky’s Pi
Bhansali imagined 18th century Maratha and Rajput kingdoms where women had some agencies. And men respected women. Sadly he forgot to hire a writer to give words to his imagination.
I am here with another review in my series of Feminist Film Reviews. A shorter and proofread version of this review was first published on Women's Web. Besides the feminist perspective there were a few other interesting observations about the film, which I didn't include in the former are given here. People ask me are … Continue reading Feminist Film Review – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Regular readers of my blog already know about my Feminist reviews. These are film reviews done by me after wearing my feminist glasses. So this time I did an exclusive review for the women centric collaborative blog 'Women's Web'. Below is the full version of the review, they have put up an edited version. The … Continue reading Feminist Film Review – Piku
Mardaani is just the kind of film I always wanted to see - a film with complete gender role reversals. The hundreds of movies I've watched in my lifetime, I've always wondered how would it be if we changed the gender of the leading characters? In Mardaani, that's exactly what I have. As a film … Continue reading Feminist Film Review: Mardaani – An important film, because it changes the way we see women
Comedy of a Woman's carnal desires. Breakaway from middle class India's obsession with the fair skin. Meenakshi desires the dark.
Madhur Bhandarkar makes films for the dummies. In the wake of the release of yet another cliched film for the dummies, Heroine, I am republishing my feminist film review of Fashion and other Bhandarkar Films. I have not seen Heroine yet, but I can predict what's is it about. Not only does he make films … Continue reading Feminist Film review: ‘Fashion’ and other Bhandarkar flicks
The public screenings of Indian Panaroma 2009 is going on at Siri Fort Audotorium from 24th May to 6th Jun 2010. Its an amazing line up of films. Below is my list of the must watch films. My list is based on a random google search, of course there is hardly any quality content available … Continue reading Indian Panaroma 2009 screenings at Siri Fort Auditorium: Movies to watch
This weekend I was bored at home, flipping tv channels, when I saw this very cheesy, formula driven badly executed horror movie One Missed Call. It was really quite a bore but I saw it anyway because there was nothing better to do. It was late in the night and I hit the bed immediately … Continue reading Darana Asaan Nahi Hai – It’s not easy to scare
I don't know what bad 'luck' had befallen upon me last night that I went to see the latest release 'Luck'. What bad karma did I do in my past life that in this life I was destined to go through such a disturbing movie? Never before in my entire life did I walk out … Continue reading Movie review – Luck: A demented psychopathic plot with sloppy direction
8th March 7.45 pm Happy woman's day to all my readers. A male friend said this day is to be wished only to woman. I said no, you can wish it to men too, its like independence day. Wanted to write a post on W-Day but was outside most of the time so couldn't. I … Continue reading Live Blog: My reaction to Filmfare awards ceremony 2009
Came across this story on NDTV that touched my heart. Couldn't stop thinking about the question - Where do they go from here? Shafiq Syed, the child artist who played the lead role 'Krishna' in the Oscar Nominated 1988 film Salaam Bombay, a role for which he was given the National Award for Best Child … Continue reading Celebreted child artists of today’s award winning film Slumdog Millionaire: where do they go tomorrow?
My idea of a perfect romance is what you see in the movie, 'A Few Good Men'. If you have seen the movie you'd be wondering if I have lost it completely for the film doesn't even have romance. Exactly. That is my idea of romance where you have two people whose lives are so … Continue reading A Few Good Men: The most perfect romance
Disclaimer: This is not a film review. When I really like a movie, the urge to share with the world why I liked it is uncontrollable. But when I write it down and publish on my blog I get the blame of being a hypocrite, they say, "oh you keep saying we don't need film … Continue reading ‘Rock On’ grows on you
Before you get misguided by the high minded critics in town who fail to appreciate simple things in life and movies, who look for reasons under the earth and beyond the sky to say bad things about any and every movie ever made unless they are paid well enough to say otherwise OR unless they … Continue reading Ugly Aur Pagli: Worked for me
A horror house, a dungeon with secret chambers, where lived in captivity a family for 24 long years. A tender girl child of 18 year was lured in there on a casual pretext of carrying some stuff, then she was imprisoned leashed, handcuffed, raped and impregnated for 6 times over a period of 24 years. … Continue reading Good truth v Bad truth: A case of incestuous relationship between Josef Fritzl and his daughter
Holi was good. Nothing much to write about it. I uploaded some pics on flickr, in 2 sets, Pondi and Alleppey's Holi and Our Holi check them out. The long weekend was eventful. Wrote an emotional email, contemplated marriage, got on everybody's nerve pushing them for Blogathon Admin tasks and then on Sunday evening … Continue reading Holi 2008
You are the best thing that happened to modern day Bollywood and I simply Love you. All, watch out this space I am going to write a long post dedicated to this man by the end of the day today. Meanwhile, you could revisit my review rip off posts first and second. The two being some of my most … Continue reading Happy Birthday Aamir
Info: This post have so far got 219 297 740 unique page views. It appears on the 3rd page if you google for "Filmfare awards 2008" --- 8.20 pm I am watching the Filmfare awards ceremony right now on Sony TV. I specially earmarked this evening for this show. Have got some popcorns that I … Continue reading Live Blog: Filmfare Awards 2008
The writer's strike might end by Sunday. A bright future of new media ahead. Apparently, the new tentative agreement assures writers that it “protects a future in which the Internet becomes the primary means of both content creation and delivery.” That's a major victory for new media stake holders. The end of the strike will … Continue reading Future of New Media
Yet to recover the Taare Zameen Par effect. Aamir is still on mind, which is good for me otherwise I write emotional crap on my blog. We all know Aamir's next is the remake of Tamil thriller Ghajini. What we all probably don't know is that Ghajini is actually inspired by this mind fuck movie … Continue reading Memento:The mind Fuck
Addendum: 20th Jan 2008 Thought will share a little bit of info with you all. This post and the previous response to Raja Sen's review went on to become my most popular posts ever. The first one got a total of 1039 unique page views from 23rd Dec till date and second one (present post) got … Continue reading Taare Zameen Par | My response to Rangan Baradwaj
I find film critics arrogant and snobbish. They tend to write bad things about all movies and even if it's a great movie they’ll write something bad just for the heck of it, just to show that they are NOT biased. Raja Sen's review on Rediff. I have a lot of problems with the review. … Continue reading Taare Zameen Par | My response to Raja Sen’s Review
Introduction: “Change is the only constant”. That’s not my line but I particularly like it. I know just one way of living life, change. I don’t stay tuned to anything, body, person, concept, thought, believe, system, discipline, logic, reason, philosophy for too long. I change all of them. Or let’s say I move on from … Continue reading Feminist Film Review: Fanaa