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- Do Indians Suffer From Identity Crisis?
I wish the day will come when we will get out of this UBI (Unfortunately Born in India) attitude and respect our own identity and
- Salman Khan's Experiments With Intellectualism
Sallu-mian has learned his lesson, which I think he won’t forget in a hurry. But a larger lesson is to be learned by a whole
- Hindi Films: License To Kill
Hindi movies are as painful as a two-hour-45minutes long yawn.
- Movie Review: Peepli [Live] - Our Apathy Exposed
We, the privileged ones being entertained by an exceptionally talented cast of theatre actors on screen are to blame, too.
- Movie Review: Peepli [Live]
The movie is a slapstick drama set in a sleepy village called Peepli where Natha, a destitute farmer who is about to lose his land
- Movie Review: Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
The film conforms to the genre, being simultaneously a 70s-style crime thriller and a chronicle of an inflating hypercity.
- Movie Review: Aisha
Aisha is a joy to watch on a select few occasions, a pain on most others and absolutely cringe-worthy at some of the most crucial
- Movie Review: Tere Bin Laden
While it is only slightly offensive to our neighbours, Uncle Sam is sure to feel the full force of the punches it is on the
- Movie Review: Udaan
It could have just as easily been any other small town of our country that can boast of being industrialized.
- Movie Review: Red Alert - The War Within
Both sides of the coin are what we don't get to see
- poetry: tropic of yes
the waste lands of wiggles / where yesses collides with nos
- Movie Review: Raavan
A sensuous overload of water everywhere, but not a drop to relish
- Movie Review: Raavan – Completely Devoid of Soul
It’s too simple a story which runs on a single track, at the same pace towards an ending which we are all too familiar with.
- Movie Review: Raavanan - Read Amar Chitra Katha Instead
Have we become pathological remixers?
- Movie Review: Leaving Home
How does one slot Indian Ocean, the band that is the subject of this feature-length production?
- Fiction: Hindu-Muslim Lagey Raho
They had now decided to join hands to emerge out of flopland and make a grand entry into hitnagar.
- Movie Review: LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha
Don't take your girl out for this one, unless you're looking to give her an excuse to dump you - but if your relationship survives
- Movie Review: Karthik Calling Karthik
The movie itself was a bit of a disappointment though I didn't expect much.
- Movie Review: Dharm - Unfairly Snubbed
This film is not about the chaos that hatred leads us into but of the humanity that pulls us out of it, unscathed.
- My Name is Khan Mumbai Release - Free Speech or Free Market?
Ratings were the primary interest, not freedom of speech or taking a collective stand against divisive/undemocratic intimidation.
- Shiv Sena vs An Actor
An analysis of the time Shiv Sena went head to head against reason and lost.
- Movie Review: Ishqiya - Sex and Sensibilities
A sexual tug-of-war with Mantoesque sensibilities
- Five Films We Did Not Talk About In The Last Decade
5 films of the decade overlooked by the mass and the critics alike.
- It's Cool To Be Free
Liberalism is NOT a dirty word
- Movie Review: Ishqiya - A Cinematic Treat
Out of all the feelings people have in the world, love is easily the most unpredictable.
- Phir Mile Sur or Frivolous Mile Sur?
The new version has been launched with so much Bollywood emphasis that the Olympics medal winners have been pushed to the very end of the
- Movie Review: 3 Idiots
It was natural, soft and last but not least touching.
- Movie Review: 3 Idiots
A marriage between RDB and LRM: While comparisons are both inevitable as well as immaterial this is that big fat wedding.
- Movie Review: Paa - The Self-Absorbedness Of Bachchanalia
If the story wasn't supposed to be about the disease itself, then why bring it in?
- The Best Movies of the Noughties, 2000-2009
This decade has been truly a decade of popular culture as much as it has been a decade of change
- Bolly Saga: The Case Of The Missing Brain
You don’t have to be remotely connected to medicine to appreciate that you’re being taken for a ride here.
- Movie Review: Paa
Paa is surprisingly humorous and witty, two adjectives that you’d never expect reading the synopsis.
- Movie Review: Kurbaan
Kurbaan uses the clichéd plot of Islamic terrorism against the US but then they throw in the love angle which is as absurd as Vinod
- Movie Review: Paa
While it isn't exactly a gem, it has just about enough going for it.
- Movie Review: Kurbaan - Typically Stereotypical
Kurbaan proves yet again that Karan Johar is incapable of churning out anything but the worst stereotypes.
- Movie Review: Kurbaan
If you like your films to be formulaic, go for this because you'll find this gritty and what not, and in all probability will love
- Music Review: Blue
This is a Music Review of latest album Blue from the Mozart of Madras AR Rahman.
- Movie-Making & Story-Telling: Jail - Epic Fail!
I'm not willing to like a movie simply because it has a great concept.
- Movie Review: Madhur Bhandarkar's Jail
Madhur Bhandarkar's latest offering is Jail, which claims to offer an inside view on the unseen world of prisons in India.
- Bollywood: Miles Away From Bharat
Several Bollywood movies have been made on Pakistan, Terrorism, even Gay and Lesbian relationships but none has been made on Naxalism or Farmer Suicides.
- Movie Review: Aladin
To sum it up, it is a squandered opportunity.
- Movie Review: Wake Up, Sid
There's something about Wake Up, Sid which makes it seem like a recipe. No, not for disaster.
- Movie Review: Love, Aaj Kal - So How, Aaj Kal?
When men of my generation were in their youth, they were seriously traumatized by "Fatal Attraction"
- Love, Bollywood & Sufism
Islam/Sufism helped me regain my own path and Faith i.e. Hinduism.
- Movie Review: Love, Aaj Kal - Bollywood, Love, & Entitlement
There are lots of subtleties throughout the film and in constructing the parallels of the two tales which I found worthy of appreciation.
- Movie Review: Love, Aaj Aur Kal
Why I did I forget a movie that I just saw a few moments ago?
- Shahrukh Khan's Detention Drama: Spare Some Thought For non-Muslim Victims
It seems that most kaffirs like me have generally accepted them, because they go through the save regulations on a daily basis, but never make
- Let's Stop Over-reacting To Security Incidents
This hangover of giving VIP, VVIP, VVVIP, X, Y, Z category security blah blah is a culture prevalent in India and not in the US.
- 30 Second Summary - August '09 Edition
Like all good things, except chocolates and ice cream, our movie summaries come in small, (non-digital) bite-sized packets.
- Dr.Shah Rukh Khan Gets His Ph.D - Dilwale Doctorate Le Jayenge
The University of Bedforshire conferred an honorary PhD upon the King Khan, making him Dr.Khan
- Movie Review: Kambakkht Ishq - Desi Hypocrisy Laid Bare
Desi hypocrisy was laid bare - Men can fuck around but women must remain frigid men hating sex scared moralistic bitches.
- Movie Review: Kambakkht Ishq
Kambakkht Ishq opens the doors of Bollywood to failed actors and once-upon-a-time hotshots a chance to face the arclights again!
- Movie Review: Kal Kissne Dekha - Misses The Bus
Instead of making his son look into the future, Vashu should have looked into this film's future.
- Movie Review: Kal Kissne Dekha - Maine kal ko dekha!
How many times have we seen this happen, where star kids in the midst of all the fanfare have seen their dreams squashed by the
- Amicable End To Producer-Multiplex Strike in Bollywood
Movies mean money and that should continue along with entertainment.
- Kajol - The One and Only
As they say, for some there is only a beginning but no end. She will ever remain fresh in memory just like it is today.
- Regional Cinema & Hollywood Beat Bollywood During Strike
Looking back, the strike has been a boon to the regional cinema in a major way and to Hollywood too.
- Aamir Khan - Shahrukh Khan: Bade Miyan, Chhote Miyan
One can't say if one is better than the other but recent performances point to Aamir being bade miyan and SRK being chhote miyan.
- Feroz Khan - The Cowboy of the East
You will be missed, cowboy.
- Bollywood: Top 10 Tax Payers Of 2008-09
Bollywood has certainly come a long way since the days when there used to be mega raids on superstars' houses.