banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

finding fanny, daawat-e-ishq, khoobsurat (2014) – and Dhanno says

Dhanno thought that the people who made ‘Finding Fanny’ “were  so happy with the look of the film, oh how pretty everything is, and these quaint characters, and Deepika against … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 9 Comments

the iphone 6 gets some fundebaazi

One of the advantages of being a freelance struggling filmmaker, is that one does not have to drool over the IPhone 6 or 6Plus. Why waste time over something one … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

hariyali aur rasta (1962) – the greenery and the road, really?

Dhanno comes in to the room and says, “I know her, I know her.” After a moment, she remembers, “She played Rukhsaar’s (Simone Singh) husband’s grandmother in ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · 15 Comments

amrit aur vish (hindi, 1966) – poison can be nectar, or vice-versa

An author turns 60. The local political party has organized a celebration in his honour. He himself feels like a cheat, he has not written in 2 years, he feels … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 6 Comments

this could only mean that you are totally vella

Who are the people at Juhu beach on a Thursday noon? 1. Couples. Mostly young. Young couples find the time to go everywhere. 2. Still photographers. Holding up open albums … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 7 Comments

apna desh (1972) – of the poor junta and golden hats

Watching Mumtaz dance on her knees, not once, but in several moves, squatting and then moving up effortlessly, I think how strong she must be. And then again, in the … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Once (2006) – trusting smart

A friend recently wrote this on FB, in the context of an interview about her book, ‘Trust Me’ – “About trust, I feel that when in doubt, it’s important to … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 2 Comments
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