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The Avatars of the Stalker

There’s a thin line between being in love and being obsessed – earnestly confessing your feelings for someone and coercing someone to reciprocate to your feelings. Writers, filmmakers and other artists have been universally enamoured by the psyche of the “stalker” – the innocuous or fiendish guy or girl who pursues the person he or…

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Son of God (2014) Movie Review: Soulful yet Tedious

Didactic, melodramatic yet earnest – “Son of God” is primarily targeted at the devout Christians and those who enjoy religious tales. But, as a standalone film, it didn’t quite stir me up. Rating: 2.5 / 5 Standing in 21st century, where faith in everything is eroding at a meteoric pace, the courage to make a…

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Parents in Hollywood: 2013

While I definitely have bashed Hindi films quite a bit in some of my posts, I also agree that Hollywood is no guidebook of filmmaking. Yet, it’s also true that for all the junk that the American Film Industry furnishes, it also brings out a pretty diverse and healthy mix of movies every year. This…

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Women, Bonding, Films and Bollywood

Much has been said and written about the beguiled amorous relation between Begum Para and Muniya in Dedh Ishqiya. Aloof of the Lihaaf of shame and societal-pressures, the mistress and the maid embroiled themselves in a beautiful bond of mutual trust and love. The shadow play where Khalujaan longingly and admiringly looks at the two…

Top 10 Romantic Characters: Female

In Hindi films, we have epitomised romance and romantic heroines. Think of Hindi films minus the heroines clad in chiffon saris and Lata Mangeshkar’s melodious voice. It wouldn’t be the same, would it be? Would you have returned home bedazzled by the charm of the heroine and buy the latest poster to stick it on…

Top 10 Romantic Characters: Male

In Hindi films, we have epitomised romance and romantic heroes. I wonder if any other film industry in the world has made so many love stories or romantic dramas as we have. There are production houses that have taken pride in churning out one love saga after the next. And indeed, actors have become heartthrobs…