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Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Band Baaja Baaraat

Yash Raj films is back to what they do best with an all-singing, all-dancing cast of unknowns, newcomers and enough subtle skews to the formula to please both diehard romcom fans and those looking for a little bit more.


Friday, October 29th, 2010

The Social Network

Will you Like this movie? Will it Poke your funny bone? Will you want to Tag your friends with it? Will you come out of it feeling ‘It’s Complicated’? Can we work anymore bad Facebook jokes into this teaser?


Friday, August 6th, 2010

Aisha

Adapting a nearly two hundred year old novel set in a small English town for a mainstream Indian audience sounds like an arduous task, but thankfully the novel in question — Jane Austen’s Emma — has enough universal appeal that its plot makes its way fairly unchanged into Aisha. Sonam Kapoor plays the eponymous lead […]


Friday, July 2nd, 2010

I Hate Luv Storys

Boy, Girl, Misunderstanding, Bonding, Airport. Mix well, add tons of cheese, a few tears, and lots of Karan Johar in-jokes. Also, hip t-shirts. You can’t do without those, mmm hmm.


Friday, May 21st, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Heroic Princes, Beautiful Princesses, and… illegal weapons in the Middle East? It may be the strangest mix of things that went into Mike Newell’s adaptation of the classic video game, but is this movie more ‘next level’ than ‘game over’?


Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Iron Man 2

It’s version 2.0 of the franchise that showed that superhero movies could be fun and exciting all at the same time. So, does team Iron Man successfully launch a well oiled new machine, or is this a bug-riddled bucket of bolts that should be sent back to its manufacturer?


Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese & Leonardo DiCaprio continue their collaboration in this paranoid psychological thriller that plays all the right tricks on your mind.


Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Over fifteen adaptations have been made of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 stories about a young girl and her adventures after following a rabbit with a pocket watch. Is this latest 3D extravaganza, by Tim Burton, Linda Woolverton (and Disney), up to the mark, or should it disappear back down the rabbit hole?


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Rajnigandha

Basu Chatterjee’s 1974 Filmfare award-winner for Best Picture kicks off our 70s Week posts. Vidya Sinha plays a young woman who’s having a bit of trouble deciding on who she wants to spend the rest of her life with (but it doesn’t play out as you would expect).


Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Ishqiya

Curry Western? Masala Noir? Whatever the genre, Abhishek Chaubey’s directorial debut is a spicy treat served straight up from the India we don’t get to see a lot of.