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’ “wereĀ  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 · 10 Comments

premchand – karma and the real world

Premchand (1880-1936) is not an author most of us pick up eagerly to read. This is a fall-out from having to study him in school, as part of Hindi literature. … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 13 Comments

fashion blunders don’t go away, they just become fashionable

Dhanno and I did some frantic cleaning of my wardrobe, warm clothes, the pathetically few sarees that I have, and piles and piles of only casual clothes. Since the room … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

ramleela (2013) – of dead peacocks

This is a guest post by Dhanno. I am thinking about how the films of yesterday and that of today have any connection. There is a sudden shift in the … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 30 Comments

phata poster nikhla hero (2013) – twinkle, twinkle, little star

These days when Dhanno summons us to spend some time with her, we go, even if it means driving back from Bandra after 3 hours with the CA and dreadful … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 8 Comments

i love you, there i said it

“The children show their love in strange ways”, I said to Dhanno. “They will run up excitedly and say ‘pranaam’ and then run off again. It’s not as if they … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 15 Comments

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 · 50 Comments
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