Lessons in Karma from Deepika Padukone

Have you ever witnessed life come a full circle, like in the “what goes around comes around” kind of way? My co-blogger Deepti and I have spent numerous hours discussing the Ranveer-Deepika-Ranbir-Katrina love angle and we just experienced Bollywood’s biggest karma-is-a-b**** fallout in recent history. As you must have already read – Ranbir broke up with Katrina. Incidentally, it is also the day Ranveer and … Continue reading Lessons in Karma from Deepika Padukone

Bajirao Mastani – the Feminist Review

Bajirao Mastani is a wretched love story about Bajirao the stately Maratha Peshwa (equivalent to Prime Minister) and Mastani (a half-Muslim) warrior princess of Bundelkhand. The movie is lavish – magnum opus of sorts, a grand-slam delivered by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I loved the speed with Bhansali delivered all elements essential to a Bollywood movie – stunning song sequences, insanely rich costumes, captivating action, … Continue reading Bajirao Mastani – the Feminist Review

A Late Movie Review – Tamasha

The most fulfilling human projects appeared inseparable from a degree of torment, the sources of our greatest joys lying awkwardly close to those of our greatest pains – Alain de Botton, distilling the thoughts of Friedrich Nietzsche in The Consolations of Philosophy Tamasha, the latest movie from director Imtiaz Ali had conflicting reviews, and after watching the movie tonight I was compelled to write a review … Continue reading A Late Movie Review – Tamasha

Will the Khans take down Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

With the holidays around the corner, mega movies are about to hit the theaters. We are anxiously awaiting: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani (BRM) starring Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh in the lead Rohit Shetty’s Diwale with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and forgettable people in the lead Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha starring Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead Sooraj Barjatiya’s Prem Ratan Dhan … Continue reading Will the Khans take down Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

Thank God Kareena Kapoor Khan does not Represent Bollywood Queens

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

Piku Movie Review – The perfect Mother’s Day treat

Our parents are aging, and we are all worried about how we will care for them in their infirmity. For me, my mother especially has been the center of my universe, and the most giving and strongest woman I know. I love my mother dearly and always hoped I would be around her as she aged. My mom is a fiercely independent woman – diametrically opposite to the … Continue reading Piku Movie Review – The perfect Mother’s Day treat

It’s all about cleavage – Deepika Padukone’s cleavage!

Who doesn’t love Deepika Padukone? She’s blessed with a perfect body, a captivating smile, a tall athletic father, a reconstructed nose, and an enviable career. She’s gorgeous and guess what, we all love her from head to toe. Men gape at her and her cleavage – as do women, and as did Times of India.

The controversy began when Times of India tweeted a picture of Deepika Padukone’s picture captioned – “Oh My God!: Deepika Padukone’s cleavage show!” Deepika Padukone replied “Yes! I am a woman. I have breasts and a cleavage! You got a problem!!??” Of course, the world supported Dippy and rightly so. Continue reading It’s all about cleavage – Deepika Padukone’s cleavage!

Enough of Deepika’s Cleavage! Let’s Move On!

Not that it is wise to indulge in Bollywood gossips, particularly when it is about the tabloids and movie stars’ marketing stints and gimmicks. However, when the nation’s leading “newspaper”, Times of India (TOI), is absurdly obsessed with a woman’s anatomy and her private parts (read: Deepika Padukone), it is time to get alert. Before I go further, let me first get the juicy story … Continue reading Enough of Deepika’s Cleavage! Let’s Move On!

Stop Fingering Me – Bollywood A-Listers Over SAIFAI Backlash!

“Aam Aadmi sota hua sher hai…Ungli mat kar, Jaag gaya to chir faad dega.” (Translation: The common man is like a sleeping lion, don’t finger him too hard else the lion will wake up and obliterate you!”) Is it a sheer irony that every time the TV is switched on, you hear Salman Khan roaring these lines in his upcoming movie Jai Ho?  The same … Continue reading Stop Fingering Me – Bollywood A-Listers Over SAIFAI Backlash!

Chennai Express – The Italian Review

Chennai Express (Milano-Chennai via Boston) A review by our Italian friend – Ludovica Gazzè, who is visiting from Boston and enjoys Shah Rukh Khan movies!  She also exceptionally smart – a PhD student at MIT, who also serves a movie critic for web magazines.  Enjoy the review… I guess the first question is what does an Italian woman who doesn’t speak a word of Hindi … Continue reading Chennai Express – The Italian Review