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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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Yeh Hai Bakrapur 2014

Yeh Hai Bakrapur: Trailer

Janaki Vishwanathan who is best known for her National Award winning debut film Kutty (2001) in Tamil which focused on child labour. Her next film Kanavu Meipadda Vendum (2004) focused on Devadasis. She is now ready with her first Hindi film, Yeh Hai Bakrapur which is a social satire set in a rural background. Produced…

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…

Anurag Kashyap's Second Best!

What is common between Govind Nihlani, Shyam Benegal, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Mira Nair, Aditya Chopra? How are Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee different from these filmmakers? With the buzz now about 100 years of INDIAN Cinema (yep – let us get that one correct), and the buzz about the upcoming movie ‘Bombay Talkies’, I remember…

Dil Se… Sincerely

There have been blogs, haters, lovers, detractors, and saviors. To an extent even my father is not really fond of “Dil Se”. There was once a Mani Ratnam blogathon on MadAboutMoviez. And of course there were fans, there are fans including me. And there was once a discussion amongst us writers of this site, regarding…