Race 2 Movie Review : Is it Race 2 or Race Thoo?

Not being content with making a terribly clichéd and Indianised version of The Italian Job called Players, Abbas Mustan felt that they needed a film much more worse, which would give them the personal satisfaction of having sunk into abysmally low depths of creativity. Hence they return with Race 2, a film that makes Players…

The Best of Bollywood: 2012

Unmindful of their box office gains, I present a list of 10 films which I rate as the best churned out by Bollywood in 2012. A few obvious choices, a few dark horses. If you still haven’t seen any of them, consider this list as a recommendation. But first, the consolation prizes.

The Top 10 Trailers of 2012: The Promos That Showed Most Promise

As our Marketing professor used to say, “Advertisement is all about creating awareness and curiosity”. And in the world of cinema, the first level of excitement that the film garners among its audience is through its trailer. No wonder, most producers and directors these days are extremely cautious about how they make their official trailer…

Partners In Rhyme : Amit Trivedi & Amitabh Bhattacharya

Statutory Pleading: Any article on Hindi film music should always be read by playing along the video links embedded in them. Words look bland if there is nothing playing in the background. May 2012, Hyderabad (Workplace). The first drops of rainfall in the city have brought smiles on the faces of an otherwise easily irritable…

Agent Vinod and its moments!!!

I am not a big fan of reviews. They cloud your judgement and give you pre-conceived notions before you enter the hall. And no way is the rating a yardstick to decide the quality of a film. A critic is as much a guru of cinema as you are and is entitled to his or…