Reviews

September 2012

Toote Khilone (1954) – Review

By |September 3rd, 2012|

Pragati Pictures’ “Toote Khilone,” premiered at the Roxy Theatre on March 19, 1954 is pro­duced by N. Mehta and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt and it is a very good film based on a story-idea whose truth and simplicity invest it with an irresistible appeal.

The […]

July 2012

Love Breakups Zindagi (2011) – Review

By |July 16th, 2012|

Bollywood’s easy formula of success is a romcom with catchy songs, attractive locations, eye-catching clothes and scenes that radiate energy and freshness. Love Breakups Zindagi (LBZ), had all of these, yet failed to meet the expectations its eye-catching trailers had built. The only reason […]

Force (2011) – Review

By |July 16th, 2012|

The John Abraham-starrer Force is a standard South Indian potpourri of larger than life action, whippy camera work and swift intercutting – the precise qualities which make Tamil and Kannada hybrids the taste of the new Mumbai. Remake of the South Indian blockbuster Kaakha […]

Mausam (2011) – Review

By |July 16th, 2012|

Whether it started off with the Deol family’s ‘No if, no but – only Jat’ entourage, or with the arrival of rhythm-heavy UK Bhangra into film lore, the Punjab-infatuation is still garnering strength in Bollywood. Pankaj Kapur’s love against the annals of time story […]

Bodyguard (2011) – Review

By |July 16th, 2012|

While the promos and trailers of the movie had tagged Bodyguard to be a comedy the actual movie changed the perception. Lately Kareena and Salman have mostly done comedy, but this is different. Salman always has had the macho physique and in this movie […]

April 2012

Baadbaan (1954) – Review

By |April 1st, 2012|

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October 2011

Chandni Chowk – Review (1954)

By |October 24th, 2011|

Hira Films’ “Chandni Chowk”, justifies its title by pro­viding a superbly-mounted musical romane of a time when Chandni Chowk, the glittering an­cient locality of Old Delhi, was the centre of attraction for people from all parts of India.

Deftly designed in a suspense-packed screenplay by […]

September 2011

Laila Majnu – Review (1976)

By |September 5th, 2011|

“Laila Majnu” offers within its 19 reel, lavish sets, glit­tering desert exteriors, an ela­borate fantasy sequence, and gorgeous costumes. It all makes for an eye-catching pageant, except that the pageant often looks closer to being a comedy than a tragic tale of star-cross­ed lovers. […]

August 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – Review (2011)

By |August 25th, 2011|

Zoya Akhtar has a knack for telling different stories, interesting stories. Her debut film, Luck By Chance, told the tale of a struggling actor while shedding light on the cutthroat business of cinema and ‘making it big’.

With Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Zoya has proven […]

Slackistan (2010)

By |August 25th, 2011|

As home productions are quite rare, the Pakistani audience is always excited whenever there’s a new project coming out, whether it be a completely local production (like Slackistan) or an Indian production with a local star as the lead (Tere Bin Laden.) However, when […]