Sunday Watch: Follow That Star (Big B Docu Film)

Nasreen Munni Kabir is a reputed writer and documentary filmmaker popular for books on cinema like Guru Dutt: A Life in Cinema and documentaries like Inner and Outer World of  Shah Rukh Khan. However, her 1989 documentary film on Amitabh Bachchan, Follow That Star, is not well known. It is a fine profile of arguably the biggest ever star of…

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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…

Ulidavaru Kandante movie review

Ulidavaru Kandanthe (2014) Movie Review: Simple Authentic Affair

Language : Kannada | Runtime : 155 Minutes | Director : Rakshit Shetty What is truth but a perspective that’s spoken more clearly than another? When the journalist Regina(Sheetal) tells that she intends to write a series about an incident considering all perspectives, we realise that Rakshit Shetty‘s debut feature as director, “Ulidavuru Kandanthe”, is…

Dhoom 3 movie review

Dhoom 3 Movie Review: An Inconvenient Marriage

The best shot of Dhoom 3 remains the way Aamir’s character as an adult is introduced. He wakes up perturbed from a night-mare and the camera only focuses on his bare-essentials. This is the most unheroic, uncharacteristic, but really exhilarating introduction of an arch-villain in a full-blown, frivolous ‘franchise’ of a movie. This introduction soars…