Movie Review: Bareilly Ki Barfi

Bitti Sharma is a conundrum. She lives in a small town, works in a dingy government office and her only dream seems to be to get married. She also smokes cigarettes, watches pirated English films and break-dances. The heroine of Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.....»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodAug 18th, 2017Related News

Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as India"s censor board chief

The Indian government dismissed the controversial chief of its movie censorship panel on Friday, following months of criticism from Bollywood film-makers and fellow panelists angered by attempts to sanitise art and popular culture......»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodAug 11th, 2017Related News

Movie Review: Toilet - Ek Prem Katha

T.N. Seshan, the former chief election commissioner credited with helping clean up elections in India, famously compared government committees to a visit to the toilet, saying people sit for long periods without getting anything done. Shree Narayan S.....»»

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Q&A: Sidharth Malhotra on ‘A Gentleman’ and taking over from the Khans

Sidharth Malhotra made his debut with Karan Johar’s “Student Of The Year” in 2012 and has never quite managed to shake off the tag of being Johar’s protégé with a boy-next-door image. But the actor says he is trying to become his own man by.....»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodAug 9th, 2017Related News

Movie Review: Jab Harry Met Sejal

In his seventh film, Imtiaz Ali puts a literal spin on his running theme of travel and self-discovery. He makes his leading man a travel guide and his leading lady a tourist, thus giving them ample justification for traipsing through Europe. A pictur.....»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodAug 4th, 2017Related News

Movie Review: Gurgaon

REUTERS - Shanker Raman’s “Gurgaon” is meant to be a dark, dystopian thriller about greed, jealousy and gender dynamics. The trouble is it makes sure you know this from the very first frame. The characters speak chaste Haryanvi, have no regard.....»»

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Movie Review: Mubarakan

REUTERS - In an early scene in Anees Bazmee’s “Mubarakan” (meaning congratulations in Punjabi), an Indian family’s boisterous reunion in London is interrupted by their neighbours, who ask them to pipe down. “My brother is here from India. W.....»»

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Movie Review: Indu Sarkar

REUTERS - For the first time in a long time, Madhur Bhandarkar seems to have rediscovered two-letter movie titles, a semblance of nuance and a leading lady who doesn’t ham her way through her scenes. “Indu Sarkar” is not the most searing depict.....»»

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Q&A: Anushka Sharma on being a creature of instinct

If there’s one quality that defines Anushka Sharma, it’s clarity. The actress says she uses her instinct to choose her roles and has no doubts about what she wants and doesn’t want – from modeling to acting and producing......»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodJul 27th, 2017Related News

Q&A: Ratna Pathak Shah on not being a director’s actor

REUTERS - Variety is key for Ratna Pathak Shah. The veteran theatre actress has made her presence felt in Bollywood, television comedies and indie cinema - even directing plays for her theatre group......»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodAug 10th, 2017Related News

Movie Review: Munna Michael

REUTERS - In Sabbir Khan’s “Munna Michael”, Tiger Shroff is an all-conquering Michael Jackson fan who dances just as fluidly as he fights. With the signature black felt hat and a bandana on his wrist, Munna waltzes his way through nightclubs an.....»»

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Movie Review: Lipstick Under My Burkha

REUTERS - If there is one thing you have to credit Alankrita Shrivastava’s latest film with, it is that it throws open the lives of women in a way that we rarely see on Indian celluloid......»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodJul 21st, 2017Related News

Q&A: Bhumi Pednekar on ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and male chauvinist pigs

REUTERS - When she made her film debut in 2015, Bhumi Pednekar was the antithesis of the Bollywood heroine – playing an overweight bride whose husband refuses to accept her and her body type. In her second film, Pednekar plays another newly-wed, bu.....»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodJul 19th, 2017Related News

Movie Review: Jagga Jasoos 

In Anurag Basu’s “Jagga Jasoos”, the detective likes to sing. In the making for more than three years, the film is a rousing musical that pays tribute to Tintin and Feluda, and combines Disney’s musical tradition with a whimsical style remini.....»»

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Movie Review: Shab

REUTERS - In one the first scenes in “Shab”, a young man from a small town comes to Delhi to take part in a pageant. He struts confidently in front of the judges, unaware that his small-town accent and gauche demeanour put him at a serious disadv.....»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodJul 14th, 2017Related News

Q&A: Konkona Sen Sharma on "Lipstick Under My Burkha" and the female perspective in films

Konkona Sen Sharma is regarded as one of the best actors in Bollywood, but ironically doesn’t act in many Hindi films - her last full-length movie was 2015’s “Talwar”. She directed her first feature film, “A Death In The Gunj”, last year.....»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodJul 14th, 2017Related News

My Muslim faith, way of life reflect peace, says Oscar-winning A.R. Rahman

LONDON (Reuters) - As he celebrates 25 years in the music industry, the Oscar and Grammy-winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman says his religious beliefs have helped define and shape his career......»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodJul 8th, 2017Related News

Movie Review: Mom

REUTERS - Ravi Udyawar’s “Mom” is another iteration of the mother-on-a-rampage revenge saga that we saw earlier in the year with “Maatr”, which in turn was inspired by the South Korean thriller “Don’t Cry Mommy”. A mother, shattered b.....»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodJul 7th, 2017Related News

Q&A: Shabana Azmi on ‘The Black Prince’ and why she is in a ‘happy place’

REUTERS - In a new film on the life of Punjab’s last king Duleep Singh, actor Shabana Azmi plays Rani Jindan, the queen mother who stood up to the might of the British empire and fought to regain her son’s kingdom......»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodJul 22nd, 2017Related News

New York-bound, a ballet star rises in Bollywood"s heartland

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Amiruddin Shah has been described as India's "Billy Elliot" -- a young lover of dance who rises from humble beginnings to great things on the ballet stage......»»

source: Reuterschannel: BollywoodAug 15th, 2017Related News