November 2011

Nirmala Devi – My Son Govinda

By |November 19th, 2011|

We trudged to Juhu to meet Nirmaladevi, who apart from being the star’s mother, is also a well-known exponent of Hindustani classical music, having performed all over the country, apart from AIR and Doordarshan.

Flat 106 had a nouveau riche air about it. Dark brown, […]

June 2010

Raavan (2010)

By |June 28th, 2010|

Bollywood’s giving us quite the fill of Sanskrit literature: first, it was modern-day Mahabharata with Rajneeti, and this Friday saw the Hindu version of Darth Vader/Joker from Dark Knight/Hannibal Lector/you get the drift, Raavan [from Ramayana] being immortalized in a celluloid saga. The result? […]

January 2010

Life Partner (2009)

By |January 5th, 2010|

Like all art forms, films have their own genres: thriller, suspense, romantic, comedy etc. Bollywood has all those and one genre that stands entirely on its own – the Govinda movie. Now how does one define a quintessential Govinda flick? Calling it mindless entertainment […]