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Bollywood wants to pay for remakes

Cinema-goers wearing 3D glasses watch a movie at a PVR Multiplex in Mumbai November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

It’s hard to watch some Bollywood films without thinking “I’ve seen this somewhere before.” Certain scenes, certain plots seem awfully familiar. That’s because they came from other movies. Now, twenty-one films including iconic Hindi movies including Kundan Shah’s “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron” and Satyajit Ray’s “Agantuk” will offer remake rights in a first-of-its-kind initiative.  Full Article 

"Happy Ending" is old wine in an older bottle
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"Happy Ending" is old wine in an older bottle

The directors of "Happy Ending" start off by mocking conventional romantic stories, but by the end of the film, they have had the infamous airport proposal, the road trip that helps the bond between two characters, and even the dream sequence songs. The only happy ending here is when you walk out of the theatre, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Review 

Picture taken from the film's Facebook page.
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"Kill Dil" marred by a weak script

Director Shaad Ali tries to package this unoriginal storyline with some frills, including kitschy dance numbers and smart dialogue, but they can’t camouflage the weakness of his script. For a film that starts off well, playing out like a Western and capturing the camaraderie between the leading men Tutu and Dev, “Kill Dil” slides downward remarkably quickly, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

Movie Review: The Shaukeens
Movie Review

The Shaukeens: Weak story banks on Akshay

In this Abhishek Sharma film, three old men looking for a weekend of fun with a young woman turn it into a sleaze-fest by leering at every female on the street and drooling over sexy female bodies. Anupam Kher, Piyush Mishra and Annu Kapoor play three dirty old men who fly to Mauritius, hoping to spend a little less time fantasizing about sweet young things, and getting some action instead.  Full Article 

Movie Review: Tamanchey
Movie Review

“Tamanchey” is a DOA film

The producers of “Tamanchey” (“Guns”) are being sued by a man who claims to have directed the film but hasn’t been credited for it. This is hardly new or surprising in an industry not known for respecting writers and directors. What’s really baffling is that someone would want to take credit for this appalling gangster film, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar  Full Article 

"Bang Bang!": It's all about Hirtihik Roshan
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"Bang Bang!": It's all about Hirtihik Roshan

Siddharth Anand’s “Bang Bang!” is a remake of Tom Cruise's “Knight and Day”, a fun caper about an unlikely couple on the run from the U.S. Secret Service. In the Bollywood version of the movie, the single-line plot gets expanded to include all the trimmings that India’s mainstream cinema seems to love so much, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.   Review 

"Haider" tries to pack in too many elements
Movie Review

"Haider" tries to pack in too many elements

In retelling William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet” against the backdrop of war and sectarian strife in Indian-administered Kashmir, Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider” starts off promisingly. It’s too bad that the promise never delivers. The film is beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, but it tries to pack in too many elements, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

Khoobsurat not a modern version of 80's classic
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Khoobsurat not a modern version of 80's classic

If you are looking for a modern version of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s much-loved film of the same name, then Shashanka Ghosh’s “Khoobsurat” may disappoint you. It is a harmless film, one that doesn’t say much and doesn’t have much to offer in terms of a cinematic experience, but doesn’t scar you for life either, writes our Bollywood correspondent Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

A still from the film "Daawat-e-Ishq" from its Facebook page.
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"Daawat-e-Ishq" unpalatable like stale biryani

“Daawat-e-Ishq” is one of those infuriating films that seem to go on for ever, getting more monotonous by the minute. There is nothing that can be salvaged in this project. It doesn’t work as a love story or a crime caper, and is as unpalatable as five-day-old biryani, writes our Bollywood correspondent Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

Farah Khan's "Happy New Year"

Ending Bias

Ending Bias

Bollywood makes up for years of bias against women  Full Article 

A Minute With

A Minute With

Parineeti Chopra - on criticism and why it's OK to laugh at oneself.  Full Article 

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Bollywood's Kalki Koechlin on playing disabled teen.  Full Article 

In Conversation With

In Conversation With

And Then One Day: Naseeruddin Shah on his memoirs and life  Full Article 

Representing Manipur

Representing Manipur

Priyanka Chopra on playing Mary Kom.  Full Article 

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