ReviewJab Tak Hai Jaan (As long As I Live) is Yash Chopra's last film as a director. His death just before the film's release marks the end of a two-decade collaboration between the director and Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood's reigning king. JTHJ tells the story of Samar, an NRI living in London … Continue Reading ››
Baadshah of Bollywood. King Khan. King of Bollywood. King of Romance. SRK. Tom Cruise of India. All these names describe one man: Shah Rukh Khan. Actor, producer, KKR owner, spokesperson, and businessman. These words also describe SRK. In her book, Power of a Common Man: Connecting with Consumers the SRK Way, Koral Dasgupta explains SRK’s revolutionary … Continue Reading ››
This Friday's film, the documentary Khoob Asti Afghanistan? (Are You All Right Afghanistan?), is a departure from my typical Bollywood fare. Last week, we attended the 99th edition of the FD Zone in South Mumbai. The weekly program's purpose is to further the appreciation for documentary, short, and animated films in India.
ReviewFor the 99th edition, the FD Zone … Continue Reading ››
WARNING: If you have never seen a Shahrukh Khan film, do NOT start with this one. At a minimum, you should watch DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) before watching this movie. That way, you will appreciate the inside jokes told through songs.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdZB-1O3HwM Chennai Express is the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all time with almost INR3.95 billion … Continue Reading ››
ReviewThe Lunchbox begins with the iconic Mumbai local trains and ends with Mumbai’s famous dabbawallahs. In between, the film makers take us on a journey of laughter, love, and life. A lunchbox delivered to the wrong location connects two lonely people: a soon-to-retire accountant and a young housewife. The housewife, Ila, soon realizes the tiffin … Continue Reading ››
Bombay Talkies is a four-part series of short films celebrating the centennial of Bollywood cinema. Each story features a different director and aspect of Bollywood life. From the sorrow of a life lived without truth to the joy of a dream realized, each story takes us on an emotional journey.
ReviewEach short film tells a discrete … Continue Reading ››
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a British film about a group of seven British retirees who move to India to spend their golden years. The film takes viewers on a journey from life to death, love to loss, and fear to hope. The movie was nominated for several awards including two Golden Globes and … Continue Reading ››
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a 2013 film starring Ranbir Kapoor as Bunny and Deepika Padukone as Naina. The film tells the story of four college friends at critical points in their lives. This film is a typical Bollywood blockbuster aimed at raking in the rupees with young audiences. Ranbir Kapoor is Bollywood royalty, the latest generation … Continue Reading ››