Category Archives: film

Why you should watch "Tanu Weds Manu Returns"

While the rest of India sizzled in the 40 degree heat, Bollywood baked some unexpected May treats for movie fans. And set up a tough fight for this year’s best actress honours. Deepika Padukone (“Piku“) squares off against the twin … Continue reading

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Sweater? Swagger? What Banno needs most is a Swatter

https://www.youtube.com/embed/2PqKrsS4Fuw?feature=player_embedded There’s that song again on television. Bollywood film “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” features a peppier version of a popular folksong performed at north Indian weddings. The lyrics have been updated to reflect the times, making present-day “Banno” an unabashed … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s: 50 years of "mean reds"

Watched “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” today. It’s a movie I’d been trying to catch for some years now — and it just happened to be showing on the telly. Coincidentally, it’s 50 years since its release and I can understand why … Continue reading

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The President is Coming — is finally here

The President is Coming, a film set in Mumbai during George W. Bush’s trip to India in 2006, tells the fictional tale of six Indians vying for a chance to shake hands with the visiting head of state. The film … Continue reading

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How a cockroach got drunk on the sets of ‘Mr India’

Remember that scene in Mr India(1987) where Sridevi comes face to face with a cockroach. Turns out director Shekhar Kapur had to coax the roach with some rum to stand still for the shot. Kapur wrote about it on his … Continue reading

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Dostana: A spectacular first half but nothing great overall

The opening shot of John Abraham emerging from the sea sets the tone for the film, with the camera lens lingering a tad too long on his bright yellow trunks. The latest offering from filmmaker Karan Johar features the usual … Continue reading

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Dostana: A spectacular first half but nothing great overall

The opening shot of John Abraham emerging from the sea sets the tone for the film, with the camera lens lingering a tad too long on his bright yellow trunks. The latest offering from filmmaker Karan Johar features the usual … Continue reading

Posted in Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood, dostana, film, john abraham, karan johar, priyanka chopra, tarun mansukhani | Leave a comment