Bollywood in 2015: Five of the best

In terms of actual cinema, this was a good year for the industry as a whole. There was definitely a sense that things had matured, with a great many interesting ideas being presented. Even when things went horribly, horribly wrong - 'Bombay Velvet' or 'Hawaizaade' for example, at least the premises were different, even if… Continue reading Bollywood in 2015: Five of the best

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Five reasons why ‘Bombay Velvet’ sucks

Now that ‘Bombay Velvet’ has finally arrived, the world took a collective breath and declared “Oh my god that movie is horrible”. That is a bit of a surprise honestly, since a lot was expected from Anurag Kashyap., But to quote the great Ram Gopal Varma, from his vicious attack against Kashyap now that ‘Bombay… Continue reading Five reasons why ‘Bombay Velvet’ sucks

‘Bombay Velvet’ Preview: Anurag’s long-awaited tale

Few movies are as anticipated in 2015 as 'Bombay Velvet', Anurag Kashyap's sepia-tinged tale about an underground boxer and his lover - set in a fictional 1960s Bombay. With various production delays - including a change of producer and tales of wild over-spending - Kashyap's biggest film yet has to fulfill some very large expectations… Continue reading ‘Bombay Velvet’ Preview: Anurag’s long-awaited tale

Dil Dhadakne Do Preview: Dysfunctionality, family and love…on a boat

There is a large and ever-growing market for silly yet dark comedies. Who after all does not want to watch a happy little tale of conflicts and underlying issues boiling over before all issues are happily wrapped up in a bow? It's cute and will probably never die out. ' Dil Dhadakne Do' seems to… Continue reading Dil Dhadakne Do Preview: Dysfunctionality, family and love…on a boat

NH 10 preview: Fuck ya! and other awesomeness

When Vikramaditya Motwane (the producer of 'Queen' and 'Lootera'), Anurag Kashyap and Anushka Sharma band together to make a film whose trailer features a battered girl assaulting her attackers and yelling "Fuck ya!" you know you are in for a different ride altogether. Dark and gritty, 'NH 10' looks like it holds back no punches… Continue reading NH 10 preview: Fuck ya! and other awesomeness