• '2 States': Why Alia Bhatt has more to her than the 'Bhatt' tag 4 hours 16 minutes ago

    Delhi: One wouldn't have thought much of Alia Bhatt's acting prowess if one had judged her debut performance in the ostentatious college romance 'Student Of The Year' back in 2012. She played a rich brat who wore Prada and Gucci to a make believe college created by Karan Johar and...
  • Producers wanted to cast Rajesh Khanna in 'Kalicharan', not Shatrughan Sinha: Subhash Ghai 22 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Subhash Ghai's directorial debut, 'Kaalicharan' which became a cult hit in 1976 was to have Rajesh Khanna in the lead role if producer NN Sippy had his way. The film which put Shatrughan Sinha in the big league was Ghai's directorial debut and featured the actor in a...
  • '2 States' tweet review: Tends to drag in parts, but it's enjoyable 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Chetan Bhagat's best selling novel '2 States' finally comes on the big screen. Ever since the book released, which was a few years ago, there have been speculations about which director and actors will be part of the project. Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt play Krish and Ananya,...
  • 61st National Film Awards: Has the jury selected the deserving films? 2 days ago

    New Delhi: When the winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday evening, I was quite sure that there will be quite a few rants on my Twitter timeline for the jury had ignored some extremely deserving work last year. Knowing the nature of most armchair critics (we all...
  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' tweet review: First day, first show April 11, 2014

    What happens when a ghost decides to contest elections? Will it add to the existing chaos? Or will it smoothen the whole process? Director Nitesh Tiwari explores this whacky idea in 'Bhoothnath Returns'. A sequel to the enjoyable 2008 film 'Bhoothnath' the film has Amitabh Bachchan in the title role...
  • Meal with untouchables, Bengali president, UDA: 8 real things 'Youngistaan' borrows from India's politics March 29, 2014

    They say art imitates life. Films are based on real life situations, real instances. But is it okay to lift incidents and situation and make mere caricatures in films? Vashu Bhagnani's latest film 'Youngistaan' rides on the election wave and delivers a film which may have a good message but...
  • Jackky Bhagnani's 'Youngistaan': Tweet review March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Jackky Bhagnani turns a young PM in Syed Ahmad Afzal's 'Youngistaan'. The actor, who has featured in films like 'FALTU' and 'Rangrezz', transformed his look to like a politician. Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, the film focuses on a young man who is forced to take up the PM's...
  • 'Gang of Ghosts' review: Easy steps to ruin a potentially good film March 21, 2014

    How to ruin a potential cult film. Take a super hit regional film. Copy it word by word, scene by scene. Put dollops of Bollywood commercial elements in it. Completely misinterpret each and every point of the original script and just do a token service to some burning issues of...
  • 'Gang of Ghosts' Tweet Review: The satire lacks the required humour March 21, 2014

    If its anything like the original, Satish Kaushik's 'Gang of Ghosts' is going to be a movie worth watching. An official remake of Bengali hit film 'Bhooter Bhabishyat', the film is a satire and has the Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill and Anupam Kher playing important roles. The film talks about...
  • Queen, Gulaab Gang, Highway: Women in Indian cinema are finally claiming their rightful place March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Men, kindly take note. The women in Indian cinema tasted blood and they won't be satisfied with being just an arm candy anymore. In a male dominated industry, where a hero brings in the audience to the theatre every Friday, filmmakers are seemingly taking the risk to cast...
  • Sunny Leone: People have seen a sexy Sunny, they haven't seen a scary Sunny yet March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: She may have a sexy tag associated to her image, but Sunny Leone insists that people will get to see a very different side of her in the forthcoming film 'Ragini MMS 2'. Speaking at a press conference in New Delhi, the former adult-film actress stated, "People have...
  • Honey Singh fever: The rise, fall and the rise of the popular rapper March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It's a fever which refuses to go and just keeps growing. The rise of Yo Yo Honey Singh in the past two years has just been phenomenal. The singer rapper has become almost an essential part of all the Bollywood films and makers are ready to spend hefty...
  • 10 books Nimrat Kaur loves and wants you to read March 11, 2014

    That she is a thinking man's new pin up girl is already evident. Theatre and film actress, Nimrat Kaur, who made heads turn with her performance in 'The Lunchbox', has an eclectic mix of autobiographies and fiction as a part of all time favourite films. They include Marlon Brando and...
  • Why the 'Kochadaiiyaan' trailer is a huge let down March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Is it me or is anyone else also feeling a bit let down by the first promo of 'Kochadaiiyaan'? The much hyped magnum opus featuring superstar Rajinikanth seems a distant cry from the usual blockbusters that the actor is associated with. Sure, the trailer promises the film to...
  • Women's Day Special: Celebration of womanhood in 'Gulaab Gang', 'Queen' March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Women can be each others greatest strength and also their greatest enemy. Soumik Sen's latest Gulaab Gang highlights that how women in their own way can make a society more conducive for peace and harmony and can also harm it. Playing a social vigilant in 'Gulaab Gang', Madhuri...