127 Hours

The movie isn’t a patch on Slumdog Millionaire or any of Boyle’s previous films. It’s 93 minutes of torture, really. So what comes unstuck here? Several things. 1. The film makes for a 10-minute short film to be exhibited at film festivals and competitions. Not … Continue reading127 Hours

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Lifetime Achievement Awards

Many senior actors abhor the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards, particularly when they are still happy acting out their real-life fantasies in reel life. Some find it embarassing. Some absent from it, the moment they hear that they are nominated. And others, don’t want to show their … Continue readingLifetime Achievement Awards

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Bollywood whispers…

Leander Paes is getting the heebie-jeebies with his debut role in Rajdhani Express. Aamir Khan going underground to guard his new hairstyle for his upcoming film to be directed by Reema Kagti of ‘Honeymoon Travels’ fame. Manisha Koirala is breaking up with her Nepalese businessman … Continue readingBollywood whispers…

Congress: Free falling?

It looks like the Congress is losing its sheen. It has already lost it in Karnataka, and now it’s losing it across the country with the 2G spectrum scam. Allocating frequencies at much lower price than the market value, former telecom minister A Raja is … Continue readingCongress: Free falling?

Top 14 movies of 2010

Going by the box office data available so far, these films are among the top ten. Not necessarily in the same order, though. How many have you watched and loved really? I will tell you mine against each film… Dabangg: This would qualify as the … Continue readingTop 14 movies of 2010

Perils of witchcraft

The other day, I read a newspaper report that two women were burnt alive for practising witchcraft. Which brings up the question? Is it a sane thing to do? And does witchcraft really hurt people? That it has stood the test of time from the … Continue readingPerils of witchcraft

Golmaal 3 surprises

Golmaal 3 has grossed over Rs 100 crore after taxes from Indian theatrical business alone. Surprising because it is no patch to the first part. Surprising coz it lacks story depth. Surprising coz it is just a series of gags masquerading as film. Surprising that … Continue readingGolmaal 3 surprises