Charu Thakur

  • Bewakoofiyaan Tweet Review: First day, first show 14-03-2014 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Ayushmann Khurrana might be just two films old in Bollywood but the actor always tries to portray characters you can relate to on screen. And, in his upcoming film Ayushmann plays an urban guy who can go to any lengths to impress his girlfriend's father. Directed by Nupur...
  • 'Queen' Tweet Review: The film helps you to rediscover yourself 07-03-2014 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood films have always shown a rosy picture of honeymoons with the lead couple singing songs in the exotic of locales, but Vikas Bahl's 'Queen' gives a new twist to the tale when the bride lands up alone on her honeymoon in Amsterdam. Kangana Ranaut (Rani) plays a...
  • 'Kshay' review: It should be called obsession only if it engulfs your mind and soul 18-02-2014 04:27 PM

    Cast: Rasika Dugal, Alekh Sangal, Sudhir Pednekar Director: Karan Gour "If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave." Emily Bronte's words might captivate minds and hearts in a romantic way but these very words also form the theme of...
  • 'Sholay 3D' Tweet Review: Relive the cult classic on the big screen 03-01-2014 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: Director Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay' is probably the most cherished film in the history of Indian cinema. Each and every character of the film has become legendary now. They have been copied and reproduced on screen several times, but their original charm is still intact. The film was first...
  • The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug Tweet Review: 1st day, 1st show 13-12-2013 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from the previous film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', the sequel to the film will see the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage) continue their journey to reclaim Lonely mountain from Smaug the dragon. 'The Hobbit: The...
  • The men who stood out in cinema in 2013 04-12-2013 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: Move over the 'typical' Hindi filmy hero who takes on 50 goons at one time and sweeps off his lady love with cheesy one liner. Bollywood's new age heroes are suave, intense, determined and passionate. They speak more with their eyes, smile and charm. As the year 2013...
  • 10 stars who still rule Bollywood, rest don't matter 27-11-2013 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: Ranveer Singh's chiseled body might make many women skip a heart beat or many of his fans might take up to his moustache look, but the actor won't be able to beat the Khans at the box office. Bollywood's young brigade has all the quintessential qualities of an...
  • 5 fictional Bollywood towns that have great tourism potential 22-11-2013 01:00 PM

    New Delhi: Directors such as Yash Chopra inhabited the Swiss Alps for the backdrop of some of his most memorable Bollywood films. But new age directors are more interested in setting up their stories and characters in small towns. Some of them take creative liberty to come up with fictional...
  • Will 'Buddha' oust 'Mahadev' as the hottest God on TV? 13-10-2013 10:53 AM

    New Delhi: After the success and popularity of 'Devon Ke Dev-Mahadev' and 'Mahabharata', producer BK Modi enters the world of mythology and brings the story of Lord Buddha through his new show 'Buddha- Rajaon ke Raja'. Though, the show has gone on air almost a month back, the makers decided...
  • 'Bigg Boss 7' review: Why the opening night was such a letdown 16-09-2013 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: Television's biggest reality show, which has given the Indian audiences fodder for enough gossip and voyeurism in the last six years, is back on the small screen. The quintessential host Salman Khan is back with his antics and so is a bundle of dull and boring contestants. After...
  • What makes 'Zanjeer' the worst remake ever? 07-09-2013 11:47 AM

    New Delhi: Bollywood directors have found a hit formula in remaking the old classics. From 'Don' to 'Agneepath', the remakes of Amitabh Bachchan's films have worked wonders for the directors as well as the fans in the past. But there are a few films that should be left untouched and...
  • 'Zanjeer' Tweet Review: First day, first show 06-09-2013 10:04 AM

    New Delhi: Forty years ago Prakash Mehra made Amitabh Bachchan an overnight star with his film 'Zanjeer' and gave the then less known actor Amitabh much recognition in Bollywood and amongst the fans. Now, director Apoorva Lakhia seems to be pulling the same strings for Bollywood newcomer Ram Charan who...
  • Any common man would identify with 'Satyagraha': Amrita Rao 28-08-2013 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: Amrita Rao might have played girl-next-door on screen in films like 'Ishq Vishq', 'Main Hoon Na' but the actress is now ready to take a leap in her career by playing a strong and layered character in Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha'. The political drama will see Amrita Rao play...
  • 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' review: Prabhudeva remixes Salman's old hits 19-07-2013 06:36 PM

    Cast: Girish Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Sonu Sood Director: Prabhudeva A rich spoilt brat falls in love with a simple girl. But, like in every hindi film, parents are against the entire set up. The boy's mother accuses the girl of setting a trap for the boy. The girl cries and...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' Tweet Review: First day, first show 21-06-2013 10:09 AM

    New Delhi: Bollywood has experimented with romance innumerable times and in innumerable ways. But, director Anand L Rai is set to give love a new definition in his latest offering 'Raanjhanaa'. When youth are more enthusiatic to throw break-up parties, Anand L Rai is set to inspire youth to hold...
  • Was warned that Bollywood functions differently: Dhanush 20-06-2013 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: Having been in southern film industry for around 12 years, Bollywood still is oblivious to one of South's most popular actor Dhanush. Only known as superstar Rajinikanth's son-in-law and the 'Kolaveri Di' singer in Bollywood, Dhanush is all set to make his presence felt in the Hindi film...
  • We were not allowed to wear skirts in school: Sonam Kapoor 17-06-2013 01:58 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood's fashionista Sonam Kapoor might have been seen in innumerable de-glam roles on the silver screen but playing a school girl in 'Raanjhanaa' has been a novel experience for the actress. "It was a new experience for me to shoot as a school girl in the film. In...
  • 'Fukrey' Tweet Review: First day, first show 14-06-2013 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Bollywood directors have found their new love in bromance and Mrigdeep Singh Lamba is no different. His new film 'Fukrey' is a story of four friends or fukras (jobless people) who aspire to enter college and constantly day dream about the same. But unlike the other directors, Mrigdeep...
  • Tweet Review: Bradley Cooper's 'The Hangover 3' 31-05-2013 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: While the first film in the franchise had the three friends in the casino of Las Vegas, the second film took them to the streets and bylanes of Thailand. But, with the third and final instalment of the franchise, director Todd Philips is all set to take the...
  • 'The Great Gatsby' review: Big B shines in Bollywood-styled entertainer 18-05-2013 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: Baz Luhrmann's film might not have pleased the critics abroad due to its pomp, but we as Indians dig for the typical Bollywood entertainer. Opulent sets, dance, over-the-top dialogues just make us stand up in the theatre and whistle and clap. And, Baz Luhrmann gives you yet another...
  • Tweet review: Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' 17-05-2013 04:16 PM

    New Delhi: F. Scott Fitzgerald's book has seen many cinematic renditions and after making its way to the silver screen for almost three times, Baz Luhrmann is yet again ready to weave the romantic story on screen. The film revolves around a war veteran Nick Carraway who comes to live...
  • Karan Johar's 'Gippi': Tweet Review 10-05-2013 01:42 PM

    New Delhi: Director Sonam Nair's 'Gippi' is about a teenage girl Gurpreet Kaur (Riya Vij) who is not comfortable in tackling the issues related to adolescence. She is unable to cope up with peer pressure and the pressure to look slim and smart in worldly senses. Divya Dutta is playing...
  • Shootout At Wadala: 15 unbelievably corny lines from the film 03-05-2013 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: With the backdrop of the first registered encounter by the Mumbai police, 'Shootout At Wadala' tells the story of a notorious gangster of the 70s Manya Surve and his police encounter. Based on gang rivalry, the film gives a sneak peek into the mafia world of the 70s...
  • 'Shootout At Wadala' Tweet Review: The film doesn't hold you for long 03-05-2013 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Many Bollywood stars have dared to pull the trigger on screen and play the notorious gangsters. From Sanjay Dutt to Vivek Oberoi, many actors have now stepped into the shoes of gangsters on screen and the latest to join the bandwagon is none other than John Abraham. Playing...
  • Ek Thi Daayan: Indian cinema's tryst with witches 18-04-2013 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: It's not just the serial kisser image that is synonymous to Emraan Hashmi, but the actor has also been the face of horror series in Bollywood recently. After being a part of the 'Raaz' series, Emraan is set to return to the silver screen with yet another horror...
  • Revealed! Kalki Koechlin's creepy role in 'Ek Thi Daayan' 17-04-2013 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood has experimented with ghosts, spirits and the current favourite, zombies, on screen to spook audiences. But it's time to take the horror genre to another level by bringing back the folklores of 'daayan' on 70mm. Kalki Koechlin's upcoming film 'Ek Thi Daayan' plans to scare you, however...
  • Chashme Buddoor: Your guide to the popular brands of the 80s 06-04-2013 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: "Khushboodaar, jhaagwala Chamko. Istemal kijiye baar baar lagatar Chamko". Who can forget the popular Chamko scene from the 1981 cult film 'Chashme Buddoor' where a simple salesgirl Neha (Deepti Naval) steps into a bacherlor's pad and gives Siddharth (Farooque Sheikh) a demonstration of the new detergent powder. Such...
  • Sai Paranjpye's 'Chashme Buddoor': Tweet Review 05-04-2013 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Director Sai Paranjpye's hugely acclaimed film, 'Chashme Buddoor' is set to hit the screen yet again after a span of three decades. The film about friendship and innocent love has achieved the cult status over the years. And, the original pair Deepti Naval and Farooque Sheikh is back...
  • 'Rise of the Zombie': How a zombie is born 04-04-2013 11:25 AM

    New Delhi: Bollywood has experimented with ghosts and spirits for years in innumerable films, making the horror genre quite popular. But it seems that Indian directors are now ready to take the horror genre to a new level for the Indian audiences by introducing them to zombies. Luke Kenny, who...