A R Rahman

In Search of A.R.Rahman

There’s an interesting paragraph in Baradwaj Rangan‘s post about A.R. Rahman‘s music for “I“, Shankar‘s latest magnum opus where he tells how he feels that the album is wholly individual and free.   “Free from the constraints of Tamil cinema. Free from hewing to situations. Free to leap off a cliff and land on a passing…

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20 years of Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption: 20 years later

Written and Directed by Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption is still at the No.1 spot in IMDB’s list of Top 250 Movies Ever, after many years of its release in 1994.  We must wonder, why and how? The film is based on a short story by Stephen King, named ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption‘. Recently, I was fortunate enough to analyze the film for…

Parents Collage

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…