Films (Page 36)
LIFE GOES ON - Review

LIFE GOES ON – Review

PRODUCER – Stormglass Productions, DIRECTOR – Sangeeta Datta, WRITER – Sangeeta Datta, CAST – Girish Karnad, Om Puri, Sharmila Tagore, Soha Ali Khan, Mukulika Banerjee, Neerja Naik, Rez Kempton, Steph Patten and Christopher Hatherall, MUSIC – Soumik Datta As the name suggests, the film is about the irrepressible ability of life to flow. Like water. Unmindful of any other reality but its... 

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American Desi – Reliving The Experience

American Desi – Reliving The Experience

When the history of the Indian immigrant experience in the US is documented, March 16, 2001, will be the day, the SECOND GENERATION arrived and reconciled with the FIRST GENERATION, creatively that is. AMERICAN DESI was released that day. The film was the first American Indian movie to get a nationwide theatrical release. It also went on to release in Canada, UK, India, Australia, South Africa, amongst... 

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Hereafter - Review

Hereafter – Review

FILM -  Hereafter PRODUCER -  Clint Eastwood, Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg (Executive Producer) DIRECTOR – Clint Eastwood WRITER – Peter Morgan CAST – Matt Damon, Cecil de France, Frankie Mclaren, George McLaren MUSIC – Clint Eastwood As much as life is an affirmation of all things positive, death changes something permanently within us. They learnt this... 

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INTERNATIONAL WOMAN DAY SERIES – THE POWER IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

INTERNATIONAL WOMAN DAY SERIES – THE POWER IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

The leading ladies of Indian cinema, are many and doing a series on them would be akin to writing an encyclopedia, we profile here those that changed the environment that they inherited: Indian cinema was a male dominated visual medium to start with. In fact men would enact women’s characters. It was all about the hero. All that changed in 1951, when a Sikh woman, Harkirtan Kaur, who went by the... 

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INTERNATIONAL WOMAN DAY SERIES – THE POWER BEHIND THE SCENES

INTERNATIONAL WOMAN DAY SERIES – THE POWER BEHIND THE SCENES

This week is week of the International Woman Day. With that we celebrate women in Indian cinema, in a series which will cover behind the scenes and also in front of the camera. In the first of the series, we go behind the scene: Indian television and film has a standing in the world, due to the women who have provided the push and the quality from behind. After finishing her Sociology degree from Miranda... 

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THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU – BOURNE IT IS NOT

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU – BOURNE IT IS NOT

Director: George Nolfi, Screenplay: George Nolfi,  Based on Short Story By: Philip Dick Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Michael Kelly, Terence Stamp The biggest disservice to THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, is done by its marketing team by calling it an offshoot of the Bourne series. By itself, it is an average watch, when built up against the hype of Bourne, it falls flat. This... 

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Ye Faasley- Review

Ye Faasley- Review

FILM – Yeh Faasley PRODUCER – Omprakash Mittal DIRECTOR – Yogesh Mittal WRITER – Story – Atul Tiwari, Sameer Kohli, Arpita Chatterjee, Rajen Makhijani, Yogesh Mittal Screenplay – Atul Tiwari, Rajen Makhijani, Yogesh Mittal Dialogues – Atul Tiwari, ogesh Mittal, Manurishi Chadha CAST – Anupam Kher, Pawan Malhotra, Tena Desae, Rushad Rana MUSIC – Deepak Pandit In this fast food... 

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The King’s Speech - Review

The King’s Speech – Review

PRODUCER – Iain Canning, Gareth Unwin, Emile Sherman, Peter Heslop and Simon Egan as co-producers. DIRECTOR – Tom Hooper WRITER – David Seidler (screenplay) CAST – Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter MUSIC – Alexandre Desplat The King’s Speech, which almost swept most of the top 2011 Oscar honours, is a testimony to what the Academy loves most. Stories of human perseverance,... 

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Black Swan-Review

Black Swan-Review

FILM – Black Swan PRODUCER – Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brian Oliver, Joseph P. Reidy and Jerry Fruchtman (co-producers) DIRECTOR – Darren Aronofsky WRITER – Mark Heyman, John McLaughlin (screenplay), Andrés Heinz (story and screenplay) CAST – Natalie Portman,Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis MUSIC – Clint Mansell Darkness of the soul and human vulnerability have always been... 

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THE RANJAN’S AT # 1 TELEVISION AVENUE

THE RANJAN’S AT # 1 TELEVISION AVENUE

Indian television owes a lot to Shashi and Anu Ranjan. They have, via their Indian Television Academy (ITA) awards given a stature and a respect, that Indian television fully deserved, but were lacking. Today these awards are the Emmy’s of India. Shashi and Anu, who pioneered the Woman Achievers Award and BETI, have combined well to take out the idiot from the idiot box and make it a proud profession... 

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