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Poetry from Pink: Tu Chal

Recently I reviewed the Hindi film Pink on Amodini’s Movie Reviews. It features a lovely poem, in Amitabh Bachchan’s voice, as the credits roll. Here is the poem and it’s translation in English: Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal             // Go out, search for yourself Tu kis liye hataash hai   […]

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Book Review : Trouble Has a New Name

Title : Trouble Has a New Name Author : Adite Banerjie Genre : Romance Publisher : Harlequin Pages: 192 Publish Date : July 15th, 2014 Source : Author Rating : 3/5 This is author Banerjie’s second romance novel after “The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal”. And in this novel, she has model Rayna Dutt meet arrogant […]

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Music to my ears

I reviewed the film “Dil to baccha hai ji” here. And made a mention of the wonderful music in it. Here’s a sample :

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The poems of Udaan – II

Here’s another poem from Udaan (here’s the first), besides this other one which I liked very much. The Hindi lyrics are courtesy Happy Garg’s blog post, and my translation follows : Jo lehron se aage nazar dekh paati toh tum jaan lete main kya sochta hoon, Wo aawaz tumko bhi jo bhed jaati toh tum jaan lete […]

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The poems of Udaan

I recently reviewed the film Udaan at my Movie Review Blog. And one of the lovely things about the movie (among the other lovely things) was it’s heartfelt poetry. Here is one poem (and here is another) by Amitabh Bhattacharya that I’ve managed to find on the internet (courtesy Abhijit Bhaduri’s blog). My rough translation follows : […]

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Horror : Cinema’s step-child

A lot can pass for horror – in some hindi films that is. And I don’t mean the acting or the direction or the just plain bad script/story/dialogue. Yes, they scar the soul and probably traumatize you for life ; I write this from my shrink’s office waiting for my next appointment where she (the […]

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Tum jo mil gaye ho : Redux

Imran Khan and Kalki Koechlin (of DevD fame) in this rather nostalgic (musically) ad. What an absolutely wonderful derivation of an old classic – I wonder if they have the full-fledged song somewhere ! Remember the original ?

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Bollywoodian evil and all that good stuff

Filmi yore has it that when recalcitrant children wouldn’t sleep, Mothers would coax their children to bed with the warning “Beta, so ja varna Gabbar Singh aa jayega” (Sleep child or else Gabbar will come) ! Gabbar Singh of Sholay, that much remembered villain, with his maniacal laugh and gleaming eyes, asking that question “Kitne […]

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Bollywood romance : now and then

Love, they say, makes the world go around. It can also make your head spin, if you go by Hindi films nowadays. Not surprising, if you realize that this is the Facebook Generation, where “friending” is instantaneous, and requires little more than a mouse click. The more friends you have the better. And, apparently these […]

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Bollywood Hero Flash Mob in Times Square

The miniseries “Bollywood Hero” debuted on IFC, August 6th. A Bollywood Dance Flash Mob “happened” on said day in Times Square in New York City in support of the miniseries Bollywood Hero premiering at 10pm on IFC. Stars Chris Kattan, Neha Dhupia, Pooja Kumar and choreographer Longinus Fernandes stopped by to enjoy the show. It’s […]

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