Bollywood

Topics also related to Bollywood News:

Director Ram Madhvani on 'Neerja'

Director Ram Madhvani on 'Neerja'

The maker of award-winning commercials spoke to Reuters about "Neerja". how he shot the film, and whether the principles of success in advertising and films differ.  Reuters Interview 

Sunny Deol is back in 'Ghayal Once Again'
MOVIE REVIEW

Sunny Deol is back in 'Ghayal Once Again'

This modern version of the angry young man out to seek justice is more muted than the 1990 film. Say what you will, but at least “Ghayal” director Rajkumar Santoshi wasn’t squeamish about depicting what his characters go through.  Movie Review 

'Sanam Teri Kasam' is an ill-fated love story
MOVIE REVIEW

'Sanam Teri Kasam' is an ill-fated love story

“Sanam Teri Kasam” is Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru‘s second Bollywood film as directors and is the cinematic equivalent of pulling off a Band-Aid very, very, very slowly. Excruciating and never-ending.  Movie Review 

Q&A with Madhavan on 'Saala Khadoos'
Saala Khadoos

Q&A with Madhavan on 'Saala Khadoos'

For two years, R. Madhavan has worn braces on his teeth that he doesn't need. The actor has worn them so that he can replicate a lisp like Mike Tyson for his role in the film "Saala Khadoos", where he plays the mercurial coach of a young boxer from a fishing village in Chennai.  Reuters Interview | Movie Review: Lot of hot air and not much else 

'Mastizaade' contains humour of lowest grade
Movie Review

'Mastizaade' contains humour of lowest grade

To say that this is humour of the lowest grade would be stating the obvious. The fact that it is played by actors who don’t seem to possess an iota of acting talent or screen presence makes it even worse. “Mastizaade” is another example of Bollywood’s belief that even if you sink to the depths of mediocrity, there is someone out there who will still come and watch your film.  Movie Review 

'Airlift' holds your attention
Movie Review

'Airlift' holds your attention

Director Raja Krishna Menon’s “Airlift” is an attempt to make a compelling movie out of nothing much in terms of action or drama as the real events during the Gulf War essentially involved weeks of negotiations and international diplomacy.   Read review 

Raja Krishna Menon on ‘Airlift’, Akshay Kumar
Interview

Raja Krishna Menon on ‘Airlift’, Akshay Kumar

Raja Krishna Menon grew up in Kerala, where politics is dinner table conversation and Che Guevara and Simon Bolivar are household names. The film-maker says this background not only drew him to the subject of his new film “Airlift”, but also helped him tell the story. “Airlift” is based on real-life events during the 1990-91 Gulf War, when India evacuated around 170,000 of its citizens from Kuwait.  Read 

 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'
MOVIE REVIEW

No story to speak of in 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'

Not that “Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3″ was expected to achieve any form of cinematic brilliance, but what director Umesh Ghadge achieves in the third instalment of one of Bollywood’s many sex film franchises is the cinematic equivalent of garbage.  By Shilpa Jamkhandikar  

Bollywood wakes up to real life in 2016
Indian Cinema

Bollywood wakes up to real life in 2016

For an industry that has always peddled dreams, Bollywood is waking up to the power of real-life stories. An Indian villager stuck in a Pakistani jail, a brave air hostess, India’s cricket team captain and a wrestler who pushed his daughters to greatness – 2016 will see their lives make it to the big screen.  Full Article 

Movie Review: Chalk n Duster
MOVIE REVIEW

'Chalk n Duster' has a predictable storyline

Vidya (Shabana Azmi) and Jyoti (Juhi Chawla) are Mumbai school teachers whose lives are disrupted when evil principal Kamini (Divya Dutta in ill-fitting wigs) decides to try an 'out with the old, in with the new' approach. "Chalk n Duster" might have been an attempt at shedding some light on the plight of teachers -- but it seems the director didn't pay any attention in film school.  Movie Review 

Movie Review: Bajirao Mastani
Period Drama

Bhansali's "Bajirao Mastani" is worth it

The narrative is linear and predictable, but it comes alive when Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra are in the frame. For Singh, it is possibly the role of a lifetime and he plays Bajirao with an ease and confidence. Despite all its faults, “Bajirao Mastani” is worth a watch fpr the performances of Singh and Chopra.  Movie Review 

MOVIE REVIEW
MOVIE REVIEW

'Dilwale' has every known cliche

'Dilwale' is not entirely a comedy or romance. It is not a slick action thriller either. The director’s filmography is abundant with these hodge-podge stories that can easily be slotted as Rohit Shetty films.. The only purpose of “Dilwale” is to chant every known Bollywood mantra for a successful film and cash in on its celebrated lead actors. In that aim, the film is hugely successful.   Movie Review 

Hate Story 3: Rehash of all Abbas-Mustan films
Movie Review

Hate Story 3: Rehash of all Abbas-Mustan films

If the plot of Vishal Pandya’s “Hate Story 3” seems familiar, it is because the film is a rehash of every single Abbas-Mustan film in the last decade. Pandya lifts plot points liberally from both Hollywood and Bollywood and puts together a 131-minute ordeal that seems to get worse every minute, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Read 

REPORT CARD

Latest News

Photo

RBI chief Rajan says banks will be restored to health

MUMBAI Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday said central bank and government efforts to clean up banks' balance sheets would be successful, and warned analysts against "scare-mongering" about the level of stressed assets in the sector.

Siachen avalanche survivor Hanumanthappa Koppad dies

NEW DELHI An Indian soldier who survived being trapped under 25 feet (8 metres) of snow for six days after being caught in an avalanche died in hospital on Thursday.

Photo

RBI says to actively inject additional cash in March

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India said on Thursday it will actively inject additional cash into the banking system in March, when liquidity conditions tend to tighten because it marks the end of the fiscal year.

Photo

Wall St tumbles; S&P, Dow down 10 pct for the year

Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.

Photo

Einstein's gravitational waves detected in scientific milestone

WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Scientists said on Thursday they have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery that opens a new window for studying the cosmos.

Photo

Worrying imbalances lurk below India's high headline growth

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's turbocharged growth figures have been criticised by many analysts for giving too flattering a view of Asia's third-largest economy. Closer scrutiny reveals another reason to worry: it's the wrong kind of growth.

Photo

With TPP advancing, India pins hopes on China-backed trade bloc

NEW DELHI India, concerned at being sidelined from the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is stepping up efforts to reach agreement with an alternative trade bloc centred around China, and hopes to reach a deal this year.

Topics also related to Bollywood News: