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
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
Aamir Khan set the trend by not attending any of the award ceremonies being trumpeted about by such luminaries as Filmfare, Screen, Stardust and so on. Today, every other entity wants to award filmstars, be it a publication, a film guild, a fan group, an … Continue readingFilm awards: Are they a scam?
The other day, I saw Phas Gaya Re Obama on TV, and was quite impressed. It’s an engaging drama about thieves stung by recession and how they realise the NRI they have kidnapped for ransom is of no good. What follows is a series of … Continue readingPhas Gaya Re Obama impresses
As we move into 2011, I thought of sharing my key moments of the year gone by. 2010 was a special year. A lot happened in my life. I got even more comfortable working independently. I focussed a tad more on my writing and reading, … Continue reading2010: The year in review