Movies

The Maverick: Ritwik Ghatak

In an age when film makers masquarade as reformers (read bullshitters), it is only apt that one remember the flag bearers of the REAL New Wave in Indian Cinema that had its inception in the early ’50s through the mid ’70s. A beacon of this New Wave was Ritwik Ghatak. The Anarchist. The Rebel. The quintessential Bengali Intellectual. […]

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Top 5 ‘Lost’ Films not available on DVD II

3. Holi (1984) Another early gem from Aamir’s repertoire, Holi was directed by Ketan Mehta, and was full of young guns who’d go on to make a name for themselves. The film was so star-studded, one wonders what it’s doing in this list! Sample the cast: Aamir Khan (debut, credited as Aamir Hussein), Paresh Rawal […]

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Interesting Times

I grew up in the 8o’s and early 90’s -easily one of the most interesting times in  Indian Entertainment space. Mostly, things were the exact opposite of how they are today: some of the worst films imagined came out during this period – for Indian Television, it was the Golden Age: some amazing content saw the […]

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Redeem Yourself

In recent times, few films have left such an indelible imprint on my psyche as “Shawshank Redemption”(1994). Adapted from the novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” by Stephen King, the film is miles away from what the author is known for. It was the Directorial debut of Frank Darabont, also known for “The Green Mile” […]

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The Dark Knight…Evil Unleashed

The Dark Knight [2008] is a ‘sequel’ to Batman Begins [2005]. A follow-up. Part II. Purpose being to carry on the lagacy – to pick up from where the ‘first part’ left off, and add to it as it goes along. ‘The Dark Knight’ went on to surpass the opening day collections ($67,165,092) , not […]

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Kalyug: Mahabharat Reloaded

Reason I start my blog with Kalyug: because it’s the last film I’ve seen, and this blog’s supposed to be about films, and it’s one of the best I’ve seen! For me, till now, it had been one of those ‘art’ films that aired on good old Doordarshan (ah! those were the days…) from time to time on […]

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