(An edited version of this appeared in WTF magazine) When it was announced that Christopher Nolan will not only produce but also share story credits for Man of Steel, the Superman reboot directed by Zack Snyder, a darker tone and an introspective characterization of the lead was as obvious as a superhero film during Hollywood… Continue reading Man of Steel
The Review: There was a pop culture greatness to Rang De Basanti at the time it was released. And Dil Chahta Hai infused a flavour of freshness and kick started the urban upmarket genre reproduced by almost every filmmaker in Hindi cinema today. Apart from Aamir Khan, there isn’t any other common thread between these… Continue reading 3 Idiots & Why We Need Writers Guild of India
Jim, that’s not the way to do it, Jim. I am not sure what they get out of it, is it peace of mind, dissolution of responsibilities, or plain sadistic pleasure in passing down the injustice that was meted out to you a few decades ago. I see it happening everywhere, Jim. It is sad… Continue reading The New Female Infanticide
Two things. Read this. Oh my God, what are we doing to ourselves? This is not what we splash across every hoarding, every public service announcement, every movie and what not. We are supposed to be this “people of different cultures and languages living together”. Remember? It’s amazing how one man’s silence had given us… Continue reading Appalling..
There was a time when the excitement of a cricket match was natural. People drove around on the roads of Bombay with the Indian flag draped around them, their cars etc. This was even before a victory. It was around 2003 and it was the World Cup. It must have either been India vs Pak… Continue reading Thoughts on IPL