Reading Time: 6 minutes Director Shelly Chopra Dhar makes a breezy first half that takes the best of a Wodehouse story and comes up with a sunny, happy entertainer. It’s when she takes on societal prejudices and throwing light on a couple but continues to take the pre-interval approach that the cracks in her missus begin to show. And even though her lead actress does a sincere—but skimming the character’s surface—job, it’s the rest of the cast that shines and props up the movie all through. Meanwhile offscreen, the movie’s producer continues to don the mantle of a life and music coach.
Reading Time: 6 minutes In this 1970 outing, director Shiv Kumar makes an unbelievably lame and unintentionally comic contribution to Hindi cinema, combining family drama, a spy caper, and coming up a cropper. Composer Rahul Dev Burman, painting out a silver lining with his score, comes to the heroic (and hero’s) rescue.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This Friday, as I stepped out of the cinema hall, chewing the mental cud, so to speak, wondering what to
Reading Time: 6 minutes You’re facing what is possibly the biggest crisis of your life. You’re at your wit’s end, wondering how on earth
Reading Time: 4 minutes [I wrote a mildly modified version of this piece in the Pancham group on Facebook as part of the Aaina
Reading Time: 1 minute And yet again, you trend on social media. And yet again, doohickeys come out of the woodwork, professing how you
Reading Time: 1 minute In Kahaani, director Sujoy Ghosh turned the concept of the hunter and the hunted upside down, a la the much
Reading Time: 6 minutes Party scenes in Hindi movies have always had an arterious connection with the movie plot, and even more so with
Reading Time: 3 minutes In Hindi movie parlance, a “guest appearance” connotes an actor of repute who’s not in the parade of the