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9th Indian Film Festival to Present Films that Touch Heart & Soul

9th Indian Film Festival to Present Films that Touch Heart & Soul

HOUSTON: In its ninth edition, the annual Indian Film Festival will present feature films, documentaries and short films that will appeal to both South Asian and mainstream audiences. The festival will take place October 6-7 at the Asia Society Texas Center. “The films submitted this year reflect the historic changes in the world today and […]

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi Movie Review

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi Movie Review

Story: Hasmukh Patel (Paresh Rawal), a conservative Gujarati shopkeeper who lives in a gated society has a list of dislikes which include alcohol, non-veg food and Punjabis. Patel’s new neighbor, Guggi Tandon (Rishi Kapoor), is an unholy mix of all the latter restrictions. Tandon is a chicken lollipop chomping, whiskey glugging, bashful Punjabi who opens […]

Rabbi Movie Review

Rabbi Movie Review

Story: Rabbi (Furqan Merchant) is a naturally talented singer living in Jammu. There is nothing else he can do well in life besides sing. His father (Raghubir Yadav), a lowly peon in government service is perpetually angry with his son for paying so much attention to the arts. The fact that he is a conservative […]

Simran Movie Review

Simran Movie Review

SIMRAN STORY: Praful Patel (Kangana) is a 30-year-old divorcee living in Georgia with her middle-class parents. A housekeeper by profession, she gets drawn to a life of crime after her tryst with gambling at a Las Vegas casino. One bad turn leads to several more and before you know it, Praful is in a sordid mess.  […]

Kangana Ranaut’s AIB Song Is Viral. But Why Roast Shah Rukh Khan, Asks Twitter

Kangana Ranaut’s AIB Song Is Viral. But Why Roast Shah Rukh Khan, Asks Twitter

Actress Kangana Ranaut’s satirical collaboration with comedy collective AIB has gone crazy viral. The Bollywood Diva, which sends up sexism, nepotism and everything else that’s wrong with the film fraternity, was watched over 1.5 million times in less than 24 hours on YouTube and is being hotly discussed on Twitter. No surprises there – what has surprised […]

One Heart The AR Rahman Concert Film review: The documentary leaves us wanting more

One Heart The AR Rahman Concert Film review: The documentary leaves us wanting more

Not long ago, Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman found himself in the middle of a controversy after many of his fans apparently walked out of his concert at Wembley in London titled ‘Netru, Indru, Naalai.’ It seems that many fans were upset because Tamil songs outnumbered Hindi songs. One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film […]

From Satyajit Ray to Kurosawa, over 9,200 movie prints ‘missing’

From Satyajit Ray to Kurosawa, over 9,200 movie prints ‘missing’

IN 2010, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) got a Pune-based private firm to paste barcodes on every reel in its custody. In 2012, Cameo Digital Systems Pvt Ltd completed the project and submitted a set of reports to the NFAI along with a “summary of inventory”. The Indian Express accessed these reports under […]

Daddy Movie Review

Daddy Movie Review

DADDY STORY: Raised in Mumbai’s Dagdi Chawl, which was home to the mill workers in the 70s, Arun Gulab Gawli(Arjun), a local went on to became a dreaded don and later a politician. Not to forget…Dawood Ibrahim’s chief adversary.  DADDY REVIEW: Mumbaikars are well-versed with the rise of Gawli, an out-of-work mill worker’s son who resorted to […]

Poster Boys Movie Review

Poster Boys Movie Review

POSTER BOYS STORY: Set in a North Indian village, three distinct men – local goon Arjun (Shreyas), retired army officer Jagawar Chaudhry (Sunny) and school teacher Vinay (Bobby) are shocked to find themselves becoming the ‘poster boys’ of male sterilisation after their pictures randomly appear on a public service ad promoting vasectomy. They are soon subjected […]

A Gentleman movie review: Sidharth Malhotra isn’t convincing in his ‘risky’ avatar

A Gentleman movie review: Sidharth Malhotra isn’t convincing in his ‘risky’ avatar

A Gentleman star cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Darshan Kumar, Hussain Dalal, Rajit Kapur, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Suniel Shetty A Gentleman director: Krishna DK, Raj Nidimoru A Gentleman rating: 2 stars This latest outing by Raj and DK is a spy spoof cum thriller cum love story, and while the going is good, it’s not bad. But you have to […]

Baadshaho movie review: This Ajay Devgn and Esha Gupta film is old wine, in a not very new bottle

Baadshaho movie review: This Ajay Devgn and Esha Gupta film is old wine, in a not very new bottle

Baadshaho star cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta, Sanjay Mishra, Vidyut Jammwal Baadshaho director: Milan Luthria Baadshaho rating: 2 stars Don’t get fooled by the ‘set during the backdrop of the Emergency’ thread in Baadshaho. That and few other elements are just window dressing in Milan Luthria’s cops-and-robbers tale, which plays out in one his favourite […]

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan movie review: The Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar film suffers from a sagging climax

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan movie review: The Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar film suffers from a sagging climax

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan star cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Seema Pahwa, Brijendra Kala Shubh Mangal Saavdhan director: RS Prasanna Shubh Mangal Saavdhan rating: 2.5 stars When you want to get it on, and you can’t get it up, what do you do? A Bollywood mainstream movie asking this kind of tricky question deserves serious props, even if it isn’t […]

Priyanka Chopra visits Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu and the photos are no less than a family portrait

Priyanka Chopra visits Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu and the photos are no less than a family portrait

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was paid a visit by Priyanka Chopra. The Quantico star spent a whole evening with the actor and his wife Saira Banu. The actor, known for films like Mughal-e-Azam, Naya Daur, and Devdas had been in ill-health last month and most likely this is the reason that prompted Piggy Chops’ visit. A tweet from […]

VIP 2: Lalkar Movie Review

VIP 2: Lalkar Movie Review

STORY: Raghuvaran tries to lead a change in the corporate world but his righteousness irks an egotistical businesswoman who becomes hell-bent on taking him down. REVIEW: Some films sell stories, some sell stars. VIP 2: Lalkar is the latter and it makes no bones about it. It bends over backwards to accommodate its lead actor’s skill-set and […]

Viceroy’s House movie review: This Huma Qureshi starrer is like a stilted play

Viceroy’s House movie review: This Huma Qureshi starrer is like a stilted play

The summer of 1947 was especially hot, “hottest in 75 years”. One man who had never set foot in India before was brought in his double-breasted suit to work with a team and, in five weeks, draw a line dividing the country into two. He sweated and protested his way through it, as the likely […]

Bareilly Ki Barfi movie review: This Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon film works in fits and starts

Bareilly Ki Barfi movie review: This Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon film works in fits and starts

‘Bareilly ke bazaar mein barfi giri re’. Clearly, the film was made keeping the iconic song in mind, except with an alliterative ‘barfi’ not a ‘jhumka’ in mind. This Small-Town Rom Com ticks all the boxes going in: perky girl armed with requisite quirky parents, a couple of suitable boys, and great one liners. And […]

Confirmed! Shraddha Kapoor will star opposite Prabhas in Saaho

Confirmed! Shraddha Kapoor will star opposite Prabhas in Saaho

There were enough speculations doing rounds on the internet as to who will star opposite Baahubali franchise superstar Prabhas in his next film Saaho. And breaking it all, the big news of the day is that it is none other than Shraddha Kapoor who will play the lead role in the film. Click here to read more… Credit: filmfare.com

Like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan is expected to refund money for Jab Harry Met Sejal

Like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan is expected to refund money for Jab Harry Met Sejal

From Salman Khan’s Tubelight to Ranbir Kapoor’s Jagga Jasoos to Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal, all these high budgeted movies have failed to succeed at the box office and has also highly disappointed the audience. One can surely say that this is not the best time for Bollywood. Click here to read more… […]

Dulquer to make his Bollywood debut

Dulquer to make his Bollywood debut

Mollywood star Dulquer Salmaan is all set to make his Bollywood debut in a film that stars Irrfan Khan and Mithila Parker. The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The light-hearted entertainer is directed by Akash Khurrana and Dulquer will be seen playing a boy from Bengaluru. In the meantime, Karan Johar has launched the teaser of Solo. The film is […]

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Review

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Review

STORY: Go-getter Keshav (Akshay) serenades liberal-thinker Jaya (Bhumi), a woman from his neighbouring village in Uttar Pradesh. They marry but it doesn’t strike Keshav to tell her that his house doesn’t have a toilet. This then becomes the grounds for Jaya to file for a divorce. REVIEW: For most of us who take the toilets in our […]

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