In the popular Indian imagination, the name Sudraka does not strike a bell. Not surprisingly, though. Pretty little is known about .....
I have always felt whenever theatre in Delhi is discussed, one hears views of people who either have no knowledge about Delhi ....
The gradual destruction of feudalism and the disintegration of landed-gentry families is an ongoing process..........
It said that there’s something in the air of Maharashtra that in spite of the onslaught of visual medium, theatre still manages .....
When The Muppets returned to the big screen in 2011, thanks to fanboy Jason Segel who co-wrote the story and starred in the movie, everyone was refreshingly surprised by how endearing and enduring their brand of humor had remained. Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear
Romance in the time of recession? Pyaar in the time of the pink-slip? Habib Faisal’s script and Nupur Asthana’s rom-com showcases hearts & souls being challenged in the time of hedonistic consumerism and is a cool & fun premise which goes awry for several reasons.
When a film is essentially meant to be a fun ride, it is easy for the audience to lose sight of the serious intent at its core. However, Vikas Bahl’s Queen is crafted with such chutzpah that the viewer is able to savour both elements.
The week’s second women-centric film, Gulaab Gang, isn’t quite as impressive as it should have been, given the fact that the cast is headed by Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Juhi Chawla.
The two protagonists of Shaadi Ke Side Effects are likeable enough. The many vexations that they encounter in trying to keep their relationship on an even keel do yield a few genuinely funny moments
Writer-director Imtiaz Ali takes the audience on a voyage in a direction that is markedly unusual. The result is a fulfilling experience that stops just short of being exhilarating.
In a Hindi film, if it’s Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge, the Hooghly and Durga Puja have got to be de rigueur. And there are bound to be frequent allusions to fish, football and frenzied festivities.
Director Nila Madhab Panda (I Am Kalam) and screenwriter Sanjay Chouhan (Paan Singh Tomar) opt to punch below their weight in Babloo Happy Hai and, for the most part, find themselves out of their depth.
For hundreds of years Bombay held India in thrall. A metropolis, ‘reclaimed from ocean and iniquity’, it effortlessly manufactured the dreams that captivated a nation and drew fortune-seekers to it by the million.
12 Years a Slave delivers on every scene. It reminds us of America’s original scene and the penetrating truths behind it. You cannot just watch this movie. You bleed with it, you change with it.
Both Devika Bhagat & Abhay Deol come with decent credentials. The screenplay [Manorama Six Feet Under, Aisha, Jab Tak Hai Jaan] and story writer debuts in this film wearing a Director’s hat.