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Posted on Jul 19 2013 - 5:07pm by sourav roy

Biopics are different from regular cinema. In biopics, the director is tightly bound by the shackles of the story, facts and narration, and has very little space for experimentation. The only aspects of film-making he can play with are presentation and style. In case of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, there was the additional complexity involved with making a biopic on a sports-person. And hence, Rakeysh Omprakash...

Posted on Feb 26 2013 - 1:17pm by sourav roy

Garam Hawa (M.S.Sathyu, 1973) remains one of the most defining, although underrated films of Indian parallel cinema. The film’s script finds its origin in an unpublished story by Ismat Chugtai, worked on by Kaifi Azmi and Shama Zaidi. The subject deals with the plight of an Indian Muslim family, who chose to stay back in their ancestral home in Agra and not immigrate to the newly formed state of Pakistan in 1947. The film brilliantly sculpts out the most common problem Indians faced during partition – alienation and identity crisis. The...

SO, this weekend the movie that will be releasing is Sanju bhai’s ‘Zila Ghaziabad’. Here is a short synopsis: Directed by Anand Kumar Produced by Vinod Bachan Showman International Written by Anand Kumar Starring Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vivek Oberoi, Minissha Lamba, Ravi Kishan, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Grover Music by Pritam Distributed by Showman International Release date(s) February 22, 2013 Country India Language Hindi Budget 60 crore (US$10.92...

After a stale box-office weekend last week, this week the screens have opened to very different, one of its kind movies. Surprisingly both the directors at loggerheads this week are up with their second cinema-child, F.A.L.T.U maker and renowned reality show judge cum choreographer Remo D’souza with ABCD (AnyBody Can Dance) Vs cult film “A Wednesday” maker Neeraj Pandey introducing the famous...

Posted on Feb 8 2013 - 3:30pm by sourav roy

History is an interesting subject for cinema. It has stories to tell, and more importantly lessons to teach. While Chinese resort to their martial art and wartime dramas, Japanese make jidaigekis, Russians are known for their communist cinema, and Americans, with very little history to tell, still fall back to their westerns and political dramas, it is rather unfortunate, that India, despite of its thousands of years of history, vastly fails to replicate so, in cinema. The first reaction I had after watching Iron Lady (Phyllida Lloyd,...

The runaway success of Race prompted the makers to come out with Race 2 which hits the screen today. With an ensemble cast comprising a few of the top most stars of the industry, Race 2 seems like just the thriller one would want to see on a weekend. But will it live up to the expectations? Plot: Armaan Malik (John Abraham) is a filthy rich businessman who does not speak below billions. Elena (Deepika...