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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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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?

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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

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Movie Review: Hidden messages of Dil Dhadakne Do

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

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Can I be like Akshay Kumar? Yes, he’s that inspiring!

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!

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Bollywood Item Songs or Regressive Pornography?

(DISCLAIMER: Content in this post is inappropriate for audience under 18 years of age) As I was spending my evening watching TV, my maid’s snide comment caught my attention “Aajkal toh TV khole main bhi Saram aati hain! Yeh bada bad heroin log pura kapda utarti hain aur nachti hain” (translate: these days I feel ashamed even turning the TV on. These top actresses take … Continue reading Bollywood Item Songs or Regressive Pornography?

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Krrish 3 Movie Review – Save your money!

It’s the extended Diwali weekend, and you may be tempted to watch Krishh 3, the 3rd in trilogy in Krrish Movies! With the ticket prices nearly INR 300+, I’d say tread with caution. But then again, if you enjoyed Shaktiman – India’s first superhero, this is just your kinda movie. While the promos didn’t seem entirely convincing, I still believed the Taran Darshan’s, Madhureeta Mukherjee, … Continue reading Krrish 3 Movie Review – Save your money!