Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dhishum-dhishum at Elysium

The fresh release may be watched for any or all of the following reasons –         You adore Matt Damon –         You want to see Jodie Foster look  a 100 years old –         You are dying to see a futuristic, Hollywood … Continue reading

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Savour it!

I have long wanted to write of anthology films; they deserve honorable mention for the qualitatively different cinematic experience they provide. I believe they sensitize the viewer to the director’s skill, among other things. But that will have to wait, … Continue reading

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Grand Masti is NOT FOR ADULTS

  No sex please, we’re Indian has long been the mantra of popular Hindi cinema. So flowers would kiss, or the young unmarried damsel would vomit tellingly and the audience would know that sex had happened. All very coy and … Continue reading

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Director Deol

I was actually going to write about anthology films today, but I happened to catch Dillagi – the 1999 sunny Deol directorial debut and decided to write about that, instead. That he won critical acclaim as director is no surprise, … Continue reading

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Film Formats

  The theater, TV and more recently my personal computer have been my only movie temples. Although I love films, or maybe it’s because I do, squinting into my mobile phone at blurred images or investing in a TAB to … Continue reading

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madras cafe

Madras Café Writing about a film, a full two weeks after its release is simply not happening. But I got to watch it just four days ago. Moreover, today’s releases did not appeal. ‘Shudh Desi Romance’ is for the bachchas, … Continue reading

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Marathi Films

Marathi films have come of age, in both style and content. They invariably seek to make social statements. I watched a few Marathi films recently. They were made at different points in time, and dealt with social issues, albeit at … Continue reading

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