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Revisiting the Classic: Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam

Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam- the classic based on a novel by acclaimed Bengali writer Bimal Mitra- must be finest Hindi cinema of the century that highlights the decline of wealthy aristocracy and the rise of working class in colonial Bengal. Released in 1962, the movie shows the contrast in two social classes through the character of Bhootnath- a young lower middle class  servant in the … Continue reading Revisiting the Classic: Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam

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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

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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

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Shuddh Desi Romance – Movie Review

Suddh Desi Romance – the latest offering by Yash Raj Studios (Aditya Chopra Production) is the modern love story about hopeless romantics of the non-committal types. The movie is a fresh look at contemporary romance – where “together forever” might not reflect how relationships typically materialize. The young lovers involved change their minds and that too often! Movie might not sit well with the prudish … Continue reading Shuddh Desi Romance – Movie Review