2016 sure has been a year of Reel Sports. We’ve seen biopics in pairs, starting with concentration on our diehard sport of cricket transcribed from Azher to Dhoni and the latest surge of interest in wrestling from Sultan to Dangal. While Sultan raked the moolahs, pleasing the masses with Salman’s langot clad fights; no one would have dared to recreate a Dangal in the same … Continue reading Dangal – Movie Review
I am one of those Bollywood fans who gets proud witnessing the success of our actresses. Not all are born with a Kapoor, a Bachchan or a Khan surname, yet some actresses have made it on their own. Deepika, Priyanka, Kangana- they all started somewhere, faced failures, yet managed to rule Bollywood due to their continuous hard work. Bollywood is also a Kingdom of three … Continue reading Thank God Kareena Kapoor Khan does not Represent Bollywood Queens
Dil Dhadakne Do (DDD) has many flaws – Zoya Akhtar is no Rajkumar Hirani (Munnabhai series, 3 Idiots, PK) when it comes to narrating stories about social problems. Her movie’s characters cannot shout out loud like what Paresh Rawal’s character did in Oh My God. Nevertheless, Zoya has her own style of making you wonder about our problematic patriarchal culture and superfluous obsession with social … Continue reading Movie Review: Hidden messages of Dil Dhadakne Do
“Who is God after all?” That is what an alien (portrayed by Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan) asks in the recently released Hindi movie PK (or Peekay). He innocuously explains, “There are two types of God. The first one created the Universe. He is loving, forgiving, omniscient, protective and unprejudiced. There is another God whom People created. He is forgetful, wrathful, prejudiced, and might punish you … Continue reading Movie Blog: What we can learn from Aamir Khan’s PK (PeeKay)
“Mera desh mahan nahi hain, par yeah dosh mera hain” (My country is not great, but it is my fault“) Aamir Khan’s guest Mr. Shailesh Gandhi (Former Central Information Commissioner) nailed it with this statement in Satyamev Jayate show. We, the so-called future of this country, are too eager to find faults and blame others for everything- be it 2G scam, sexual molestation, bad roads … Continue reading Satyamev Jayate Episode 4: How we are failing our Bharat Mata?
**** Stories included in this blog are disturbing******* The first episode of Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate enlightened us about a rape victim’s journey. Rape is rampant in India. It is said that a rape takes place every 20 minutes in India. Incidences of rapists putting acid into victim’s eyes, tearing a girl’s body into two and cutting a girl’s tongue so she could not complain … Continue reading Satyamev Jayate Episode Review: Who is guilty- a rapist or a rape-victim?
Khans rule Bollywood! It’s Shahrukh, Salman, Aamir who have ruled Bollywood for over 20 years now. But then there’s Akshay Kumar, who has carved out his own niche in the industry ridden with nepotism and camp-ism (read SRK camp, Bachchan camp and Salman camp). Though it may seem Akshay has been overshadowed by the Khans, his caliber and “head-on-the-shoulders” attitude has made him one of … Continue reading Can I be like Akshay Kumar? Yes, he’s that inspiring!
Abhishek Bachchan famously and jealously said that Dhoom was his film and no one can take that way from him. Nothing can be further than the truth, no matter how much he frets about it in the media. Dhoom 3 is Aamir Khan’s movie and Aamir does not disappoint his fans. He plays a ruthless, yet lovable mastermind thief. He makes you laugh, and he … Continue reading Dhoom 3 – Movie Review