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Nov 16, 2013

Rajjo review: This movie is no Pakeezah

But the creators of Rajjo are too lazy or too unimaginative to produce the slightest morsel of newness. Or truth. Instead, they serve up a truly terrible rehash of all the possible brothel-based movies you've ever seen. #Bollywood #Films #Kangana Ranaut #Movie review #MovieReview #movies #Pakeezah #Rajjo

Oct 25, 2013

Movie Review: Why Hansal Mehta’s Shahid is worth a watch

Names do have a strange power. The root of the word Shahid comes from Arabic and in Urdu, it has split into two pronunciations: shaahid meaning ‘witness’ and ‘shaheed’ meaning ‘martyr’. Shahid Azmi was both. #Hansal Mehta #MovieReview #Raj Kumar #Shahid

Oct 3, 2013

Directors of Pak’s Oscar entry Zinda Bhaag talk about its universal appeal

The Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag is making waves, especially after it became Pakistan's first entry to the Oscars in over 50 years. Excerpts from a conversation with the director duo, Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi. #Farjad Nabi. #Meenu Gaur #Naseeruddin Shah #Oscars #Pakistan #VeryCloseUp #Zinda Bhaag

Sep 27, 2013

Pakistan’s Oscar hopeful is Naseeruddin Shah-starrer Zinda Bhaag

Zinda Bhag is by no means a perfect film, but it takes risks and is immensely watchable. It's a film about serious things that refuses to take itself too seriously. That deserves applause. #Academy of Motion Pictures #Bollywood #Naseeruddin Shah #official entry #Oscars #Pakistan #Pakistani films #Zinda Bhaag

Sep 21, 2013

Phata Poster Nikla Hero review: Shahid, Ileana’s giggling tribute to 70s films

Santoshi's most admirable skill is to be able to shift registers continually, from zany silliness to sentimental appeal, and back again. #Ileana D'Cruz #Phata Poster Nikla Hero #Rajkumar Santoshi #Shahid Kapoor

Sep 13, 2013

John Day review: Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda keep the film afloat

Naseeruddin Shah, as the title character, puts in a more complex, non-phoned-in performance than most directors have managed to extract from him in the last couple of years. #Ahishor Solomon #John Day #Naseeruddin Shah #Randeep Hooda

Sep 2, 2013

Technology meets tradition in When Hari Got Married

The makers of When Hari Got Married talk about the documentary on Hari's romance. Read more here. #Hari Got Married #Ritu Sarin #Tenzing Sonam #VeryCloseUp

Aug 23, 2013

Madras Cafe review: A simplistic take on a serious event in history

What really makes this film fall flat is the vagueness of its central dramatic thread – Tamils in Madras Café die as innocents and kill as guerrillas, but what are they dying and fighting for? That is never really explored, politically or emotionally. #Bollywood #John Abraham #Madras Cafe #Madras Cafe review #MovieReview #Nargis Fakhri #Shoojit Sircar #Sri Lankan Tamils

Aug 2, 2013

BA Pass Review: Vampy housewife, loverboy student make this film first class

The tale of how the orphaned, college-going Mukesh is entrapped by sultry older woman Sarika is most certainly noir, but it showcases none of the regular Bollywood pitstops on the urban darkness tour. #Movie review #Mukesh #Shadaab Kamal #Shilpa Shukla

May 11, 2013

Movie Review: Uncomplicated, Gippi deals with refreshingly new topics

At the centre of the film is the young Riya Vij, perfectly personifying the sometimes sulky, dance-crazy schoolgirl who’s picked Shammi Kapoor as the alternative soundtrack to her life. #Karan Johar #Movie review #Movie Review Gippi #Riya Vij