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Dil Dhadakne Do Review: Crowded and Confused, But Candid

That Zoya Akhtar is brilliant at mounting emotions on lavish urban backdrops is now part of the Hindi film industry folklore. Luck by Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Zoya’s previous two films, had lovely interplay of innate, mostly unexpressed human emotions in the backdrop of a breathtaking canvas. In fact, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara…

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Kiran Rao to head NFDC’s unique film centre “FILMBAY”

Filmmaker Kiran Rao will spearhead a new and unique film centre in Mumbai “FilmBay”, a National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) initiative to be launched by the end of this year. The “FilmBay” will provide an alternative, exhibition space for independent and art-house cinema and documentaries that may never get a traditional commercial Bollywood release. Kiran…

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The Best of Bollywood: 2013

I am guessing that a few of my choices this year are going to make you wonder whether I am a serious movie watcher or a frivolous masala film fiend. That notwithstanding I present my personal and unapologetic choice of the best Bollywood had to offer in 2013. Apologies if any go to Ship of…

Bollywood: Where Has All The Quality Gone?

Recently, the big news in Bollywood was about a certain film starring one of the Khans that broke box office records. Yet, all over the internet, people were abusing the film left, right, and centre. Even film critic and TV host Anupama Chopra, who confessed to be a huge fan of the star, found the…