Chatrak

  • Paoli Dam: I don't have a godfather June 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Benagli actress Paoli Dam made her Bollywood debut with erotic thriller 'Hate Story' last year, but she is happy that she is not getting typecast in Hindi filmdom. "The industry has been very kind to me. I am happy that I debuted with 'Hate Story' and despite that I didn't...
  • Bollywood: Controversy instant claim to fame March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Starlets like Nupur Mehta, Poonam Pandey and Veena Malik have proved that there is nothing like a controversy to get instant fame. From fighting to stripping to romantic linkups, their much talked about acts have been grabbing headlines. IANS lists some names that have hogged the limelight for all...
  • Paoli Dam will sizzle in 'Hate Story': Director December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Paoli Dam didn't have any inhibitions doing bold scenes in 'Hate Story', says director Vivek Agnihotri, who is launching the Bengali actress in Bollywood with the film. A well known name in Bengali cinema, Paoli walked the red carpet at the Cannes film festival earlier this year for the...
  • Doubting the woman: Paoli Dam in Chatrak October 12, 2011

    French auteur Jean Luc Godard once quipped, "Cinema doesn't query the beauty of the woman, it only doubts her heart." Can we replace 'Cinema' with 'Society' here? Molly Haskell argued in her groundbreaking From Reverence to Rape: The treatment of women in the Movies (1974), "Film reflects the ideological...
  • Is 'Chatrak' the boldest film ever made in India? October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Vimukthi Jayasundara is a Sri Lanka based filmmaker, whose new film 'Chatrak' (Mushroom) has been selected for several prestigious film festivals, including Cannes and ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. The film deals with the mental agony of a Dubai based builder, who has returned to Kolkata to take part...