Prithviraj Teaser Starring Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Manushi Chhillar

Movie: Prithviraj Starring: Akshay Kumar | Sanjay Dutt | Sonu Sood | Introducing – Manushi Chhillar | Manav Vij | Ashutosh Rana | Sakshi Tanwar Writer-Director: Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi Producer: Aditya Chopra Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Lyrics: Varun Grover Director of Photography: Manushnandan (ISC) Executive Producer: Sanjay Shivalkar Production Designers: Subrata Chakraborty & Amit Ray Editor: Aarif […]

Pikchar With Rita: The Intimacy of Estrangement in ‘Aandhi’

However, love becomes more expansive when intimacy is not about being there, but being able to cry on someone’s shoulder, of being held when long travels of life are conveyed.That Sanjeev Kumar could have pulled off the role of being a husband who takes a step back to wait and watch the unfolding of political ambition and success in his wife’s life is also particularly appropriate.

Pikchar With Rita: ‘Dil Dhoondta Hai…’ And The Meaning Of Leisure In These Times

A friend in Pakistan picked up the subtext and interwove ruminations of phursat giving his talk the title, “Dil doondtha hai… ” There seemed many reasons to hear the song, to see what had produced it.  Mausam is a well-known film, but its memory had survived for me as a crude story of Sharmila Tagore and Sanjeev Kumar’s romance in the hills, and some daughter who was a sex worker.

Ramesh Sippy Is Writing A Book On Sholay

Sholay director Ramesh Sippy is writing a book on the film remembered as Indian cinema’s quintessential blockbuster. In conversation with filmmaker Farah Khan at the Kala Ghoda festival in Mumbai on Wednesday, Sippy said, as reported by the Hindustan Times,
“It is very difficult to talk about Sholay, especially stuff that hasn’t been said before.  It has been 42 years since the film released, but the brouhaha is yet to die down.”
The 70-year-old filmmaker said the memory of the Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra classic was still fresh in people’s minds. 
“When somebody asks me to talk about Sholay, it is not easy. So much has already been spoken about the film. But, I must also add that nobody tires talking about it, watching it or idolising it. Even after 42 years, the dialogues from the film are still relevant. I am now writing a book on the film. After that, I am hoping that all questions about the film will stop.”
According to Wikipedia, Sholay was rated one of the top 10 best Indian films by a British Film Institute poll in 2002. The film also starred Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Sanjeev Kumar, and (then) Jaya Bhaduri. 

Pikchar With Rita: ‘Dastak’ and the Ominous Knock That Threatens Respectability

What distinguishes a respectable person from a less respectable person? It’s not written on anyone’s forehead, says a paan-shop owner to Hameed. Hitherto, Hameed and Salma had felt thankful to the paan-wala for procuring for them a house; and providing an opportunity for them to escape the slums they had lived in. However, this question is a response to Hameed’s accusation at him for giving them a house whose previous occupant was a courtesan named Shamshad. The dream of a ‘clean’ house and ‘clean’ neighbourhood – the home of sharif/respectable grihastha/householder family comes crashing down for the young couple when every night someone or the other knocks at their door asking for Shamshad.

‘Unpaused’ Trailer: Amazon Prime’s Anthology Film Captures Life During Lockdown

The trailer of Unpaused, Amazon Prime Video’s first Hindi anthology film, was released on Tuesday at a virtual press conference. Unpaused is a collection of five short films set in a post-Covid-19 world. Directed by Raj & DK, Nikkhil Advani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Avinash Arun, and Nitya Mehra, the shorts delve into themes of friendship, love, hope, second chances, and new beginnings.

Dalit Panthers (Not Bachchan) Were The Angry Men, The Real Heroes Of 70s India

The Angry Young Man phenomena, manufactured by Bollywood — making Amitabh Bachchan an ‘Industrial Hero’ as M Madhava Prasad called it — made this commodity available for the nation but only at the cost of erasing the history behind the anger.Bollywood mobilised the anger of the masses and gave them an Angry Young Man, who manifested their anger on-screen while fighting against enemies: state and feudalism but never against caste.

Taapsee Pannu Slams ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ Producers For Unprofessionalism

Tapsee Pannu slammed the makers for Karthik Aryan starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh, calling them unprofessional for replacing her with a different actress after she had allocated dates for the movie. Directed by Mudassar Aziz, the movie is produced by Bhushan Kumar, and stars Karthik Aryan, newcomer Ananya Pandey, and Bhumi Pednekar who is rumoured to have replaced Taapsee Pannu.

Vijay Sethupathi In Seethakaathi: Here’s How Prosthetic Make-Up Became A Part Of Tamil Cinema

A new video from the team of Balaji Tharaneetharan’s Seethakaathi features Vijay Sethupathi as a septuagenarian theatre artiste, one of the two characters he plays in the film. The video documents the 41-year-old actor’s journey to Los Angeles, to the studio of Oscar-winning make-up artiste Kevin Haney and Alex Noble, where he undergoes hours-long make-up process to turn into an old man with wrinkled skin and bulked up cheeks. Sethupathi is unrecognizable and the look is flawless when compared to the other prosthetic-aided physical transformations Tamil cinema has seen in the past.

Daas Dev Trailer Starring Rahul Bhat, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari And Others

Cast – Rahul Bhat, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Vineet Singh, Dalip Tahil, Anurag Kashyap, Deepraj Rana Directed by: Sudhir Mishra Produced by : Sanjeev Kumar, Saptarishi Cinevision Presented by : Gaurav Sharma, Storm Pictures Dialogues : Sudhir Mishra and Tariq Naved Siddiqui Editing: Archit Damodar Rastogi Director of Photography: Sachin […]

Dasari Narayana Rao’s Death Is Kollywood’s Loss: Tributes & Best Tamil Remakes

Originally a Telugu romance film starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sridevi, and Jayasudha, Rao’s film was remade into Tamil the following year with Kamal Haasan in the lead.Rajini had worked with the filmmaker on two occasions – once in a guest role as himself in Rao’s Tamil film Natchathiram (1980), and once as the lead character in the Hindi film Wafadaar (1985).

Curtain Raiser – July 9, 2016

Star Trek co-writer and cast member Simon Pegg responded to George Takei’s criticism of ‘retrofitting’ Sulu as gay by saying that a new character would amount to tokenism”.Mahesh Babu’s next with AR Murugadoss is looking for a female lead.  Parineeti Chopra has backed out of the deal and the makers are reportedly hoping Rakul Preet Singh will pair up with Mahesh.

Oh Manapenne Trailer Starring Harish Kalyan, Priya Bhavanishankar

Starring: Harish Kalyan & Priya Bhavanishankar Anbuthasan | Abishek Kumar | Ashwin Kumar | Venuu Arvind | KSG Venkatesh | Anish Kuruvilla | Tharani | Samyuktha Viswanathan | Abdool Lee | Siddhanth Sawkar & others Directed by – Kaarthikk Sundar Director of Photography – Krishnan Vasant Music – Vishal Chandrashekhar Editor – Kripakaran Promotions Editor […]