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

english vinglish (2012) – the unstoppable woman

Dhanno and I saw ‘English Vinglish’ (directed by Gauri Shinde) at a trial show early this week. Dhanno thought we were going to a premiere. The difference between a trial … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · 46 Comments

anjaana anjaani (2010) – hot or cool – an aurat is an aurat

Her name is Kiara. – Cool. Like a flower-bed, no? No, stupid, that is kyaari, this is Gaelic, means little, dark one. – Cool. And Kiara is Priyanka Chopra – … Continue reading

January 8, 2011 · 20 Comments

changing times

In ‘Asli Naqli‘ (Hrishikesh Mukherjee, 1962) Anand (Dev Anand), a rich businessman’s (Nasir Hussain)grandson lives a wastrel’s life, blowing up money with both hands. After a fight with his grandfather … Continue reading

August 23, 2010 · 19 Comments
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