Bollywood

  • Laugh out loud

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    Stress is the ultimate leveller. No one is free from it. In the world we live, it touches the lives of each and every one,...

  • RIP Hangal...Saab

    Musings |   Rohit Khilnani
    I have to be honest. My friends and I have often shared harmless laughs over the many jokes about AK Hangal and his age. Many...

  • Remembering Rajesh Khanna: A musical for life!

    Not Quite Miscellaneous |  Shalini
    My daadi called him the 'eye master'! I mean you don't expect a romantic streak in someone you've always known to be old.. but just...

  • Bollywood gets ready to splash in the spunk of small town India

    Theatrically yours |  Lasyapriya Sundaram
    Urban romances and stories set in Delhi and Mumbai have dominated Hindi films for the past few years. But the same can't be said about...

  • Of Satyamev Jayate and why we fail to address social issues

    Youth ki awaaz |  Anshul Tewari
    Last Sunday started in a rather unusual way. Aamir Khan, in his show Satyamev Jayate, exposed a grim reality of the world's largest democracy. His...

  • What happened to Rajesh Khanna?

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    I am assuming that most of us have seen the new Rajesh Khanna fan commercial by now. Isn't it fascinating to see Rajesh Khanna performing...

  • 99 years later, Raja Harishchandra (1913) goes 3D

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    In India, cinema isn't just a passion. It is frenzical. We have perhaps inherited this acute addiction from the man who started it all, 99...

  • A few good actors

    Fashion Flaneur |  Sharadiya Dasgupta
    I have often gone into a theatre to watch a Bollywood movie and been struck by the histrionics of a lesser known actor. And then...

  • Crime master Gogo - uncut

    Sushi's Blog |  Sushant Mehta
    'Aaya hoon kuch to leke jaunga', maybe this quote from Andaz Apna Apna's 'Crime Master Gogo' was at the back of my head while I...

  • The perils of the macho hero's sister in Bollywood

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    Don't you feel for the guys who fall in love with the girls with macho brothers? It's pretty clear that you have a social leaning...

  • Filmfare & how films fared in 2011

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    The immediate provocation for this piece is the Filmfare Awards telecast this year on Sunday - can't remember if it is it is the 56th...

  • There is music but where is Rahman?

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    Are you planning to watch 'Ek Deewana Tha'? Why, because Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson are there and a celebrated storyteller Gautham Menon is ...

  • Dear Mr Farhan Akhtar...

    Not Quite Miscellaneous |  Shalini
    It would be an understatement to say I am huge fan of yours! Of course I loved Dil Chahta Hai and Rock On and Zindagi......

  • North South gap: Is technology helping to reduce this gap?

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    India's diversity is second to none in this world. Be it the numerous languages, be it the numerous customs, be it the numerous festivals; this...

  • No escaping SRK

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    I admit I give up! I cannot compete with Shah Rukh Khan for my baby's attention. She is barely two-and-a-half years old but his biggest...

  • First contact and introductions; I have a problem

    Bollywood Addicts Anonymous |  Anonymous
    I shuffled my feet, wiping it thrice on the 'welcome' mat outside the room in the crumbling building. Moss grew on the walls and a...

  • Up, close and personal with Dibakar Banerjee

    Word of Mouth |  Suresh Mathew
    An interview with filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee on the sets of his forthcoming film "Shanghai". While all the questions and answers relating to "Shanghai" will be...

  • Remembering 'DDLJ' in a small town

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    It's been 16 years of one of the immortal love stories on Indian celluloid screen. Raj Malhotra and Simran Singh had fallen in love for...

  • In solidarity with the loser lovers in Hindi films

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    Love triangle is an evergreen subject in the Hindi film industry. Even when the story does not need to focus on the second lover, directors...

  • Incest in Indian films: 'Don't you see how sick this is?'

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    "Don't you see how sick this is, don't you see what's wrong with this?" - That Girl In Yellow Boots This is a fairly ...

  • There was something Rajinikanth about Steve Jobs

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    An early morning phone call shattered a lovely dream, what was more shattering was the news behind the phone call. "Steve Jobs is dead," said...

  • What is wrong with Indian cinema?

    Fashion Flaneur |  Sharadiya Dasgupta
    I am seething. I have had to walk out of two movies midway in the past one week despite trying very, very hard to bear...

  • Guilty pleasures of Bollywood surprises

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    "How can one make such movies?" I overheard someone complaining. Everyone has his or her biases, only mine got shattered two days back. This ...

  • Kishore Kumar, the man behind the yodel

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    Fondly called Kishoreda, India's music legend Kishore Kumar was the mellifluous master of immortal hits that redefined style in an industry governed by tradition. The...

  • Prakash Raj: the real Singham

    Sushi's Blog |  Sushant Mehta
    "I loved you in Wanted. I told Salman the same. You were awesome. In fact for me the film worked because of you and not...

  • Open letter to Amitabh from a cynical fan

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    Dear Amitabh, Aaj khush toh bahut hoge tum... I truly believe every generation deserves the heroes they get. Born in the bleached out ...

  • The 'cheap heat' of Delhi Belly

    Sushi's Blog |  Sushant Mehta
    I'm a big WWE (formerly WWF) fan; a lot of factors contribute in making the show 'the longest running prime time show' - maybe in...

  • Exclusive: Bollywood stars, candid and uncut

    Sushi's Blog |  Sushant Mehta
    From Asin taking on the perverts of the internet to Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor slamming the journalists at their press conferences, the exclusive blog...

  • The survival of the fittest

    Tickler on the Roof |  Piya Hingorani
    Warning: This piece is a lighter take on a day of our life! "Theek se bolo" is the first thing I hear when ...

  • The designers my favourite characters should wear

    Fashion Flaneur |  Sharadiya Dasgupta
    So they are making one of my most loved books and perhaps the most stupendous work of sub-continental fiction in the last 50 years, into...