2014 Bollywood films

Average Bollywood Films: 2014

As mentioned in my previous article on the Best of Bollywood, this hasn’t been a good year. So much so that I cannot even find ten films to fit into the average bracket. There are a few films like Mardaani and Shaadi Ke Side Effects that lie in the netherworld between Good and Average, hence…

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Bollywood in 2014: The Women Have it

What does the quintessential Bollywood heroine do? Other than wear skimpy clothes, dance to crazy songs with cheap lyrics and play the damsel in distress perpetually waiting for her knight in shining armor you mean? Pretty much nothing. This fact has not changed for the last 100 years of Hindi cinema’s existence. Barring the stray…

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Go..Go..Go…Govinda

Swarg was the first ever movie with which I took notice of Govinda’s acting skills, though the film was nothing more than a typical family drama. But over the years, this talented actor became an indispensable part of the movies for me as I grew.

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Kishore Kumar: Story without an End

Note- Here is a special article on Kishore Kumar on his 85th birth anniversary from well known film critic, writer and director- Khalid Mohamed,exclusively for MAM. The three Ganguly Brothers – of the iconic comedy Chalti ka Naam Gaadi (1958) – were a part of me, many of us I should think, but we never…

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…