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"Queen" wins big at National Awards

Still from "Queen", taken from the film's Facebook page.

"Queen" was adjudged the best Hindi film, its lead Kangana Ranaut was named best actress.  Read 

Shashi Kapoor's picture, taken from Prithvi Theatre's Facebook page.
Highest Honour

Shashi Kapoor to get Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014, the government announced on Monday, becoming the third in his family to receive the country’s highest honour in Indian cinema. Kapoor’s easy charm and intense demeanour made him an instant hit with audiences in the 60s and 70s.  Full Article 

“Hunterrr”: Surprisingly banal for a sex comedy
Movie Review

“Hunterrr” feels repetitive after a point

The protagonist in Harshavardhan Kulkarni’s “Hunterrr” is instantly recognizable. Mandar Ponkshe is someone we’ve all met, or been, at some point in life. He’s the guy who ogles at every passing woman, the man who brushes against a woman’s posterior in a crowded market, or stares at a nurse who is treating his sick friend. Reuters' Shilpa Jamkhandikar reviews the movie.  Full Article 

Movie Review: 'NH10' scares, thrills, entertains

Movie Review: 'NH10' scares, thrills, entertains

Navdeep Singh’s “NH10” is a brutal, often uncomfortable film that makes no attempt to sugarcoat its reality, or to ease its audience into the narrative. As in his earlier film, “Manorama Six Feet Under”, Singh examines the realities of living in an India that is far away from the lives that wealthy, urban Indians lead. Between the city and anarchy lies little more than a tollbooth.  Full Article 

handout photo pf the movie "Dum Laga Ke Haisha"
Movie Review

"Dum Laga Ke Haisha" is rooted in reality

Sharat Katariya’s “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” (which roughly translates to “give it all you’ve got”) is one of those films that you have to pay close attention to if you want to enjoy it to the full. There is so much to like here – the attention to detail, the quirky characters; and you are likely to miss it if your attention wavers to your phone or your popcorn.  Full Article 

Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is a futile film

"Ab Tak Chhappan 2" is a futile film

Shimit Amin’s “Ab Tak Chhappan” (“56 So Far”) was a slick film about an encounter cop with a heart of gold. Aejaz Gulab’s sequel to the 2004 police drama takes away all the good qualities but retains the film-making style of the original film’s producer Ram Gopal Varma – streaky shots, contorted camera angles, and ear-shattering background music.  Full Article 

"Badlapur": Fresh take on revenge drama genre
Movie Review

"Badlapur": Fresh take on revenge drama genre

On the surface, Sriram Raghavan’s “Badlapur” is a revenge drama, tracing one man’s unraveling as he pursues a vendetta against the people who ruined his life. Probe deeper, and you will find that Raghavan questions the genre and turns it on its head, and asks uncomfortable questions.  Full Article 

"MSG" is both horrifying and hilarious
Movie Review

"MSG" is both horrifying and hilarious

Watching most Bollywood movies calls for a healthy suspension of disbelief, but if you dare make the trip to see the wonder that is “MSG: The Messenger of God”, make sure to leave behind every ounce of common sense or sanity that you possess, and submit yourself to the events unfolding on screen, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

"Roy" is a meandering snoozefest
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"Roy" is a meandering snoozefest

Vikramjit Singh’s “Roy” is a beautiful film – at least on the outside. It has gorgeous locales, a lead cast that looks like a million bucks, and a couple of very hummable songs. But you know what they say about beauty. It is one of those films that might seem like a good idea from afar, but on closer inspection, you realize that it’s barely even an idea, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

Shamitabh: more tribute than a film
Movie Review

Shamitabh: more tribute than a film

Every director has his muse. Farah Khan has Shah Rukh Khan, Ayan Mukerji has Ranbir Kapoor, and R Balki has Amitabh Bachchan. The one actor they admire so much that, at times, their films are simply a simpering tribute to their favourite artist. R Balki’s “Shamitabh” is less a film and more a tribute to Bachchan and his famous baritone, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

Thinking Long-Term

A Minute With

 Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma

On censorship and the making of NH10  Full Article 

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

On why he said yes to “Badlapur  Full Article 

Sriram Raghavan

Sriram Raghavan

On his love of the crime genre   Full Article 

Nandita Das

Nandita Das

On why she isn’t doing too many films  Full Article 

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