Category Archives: 2012

Kaifi Aur Mein

Recently saw Kaifi Aur Mein, the play based on Shaukat Azmi’s book and memories of Kaifi. The “play” is performed by Shabana Azmi and her husband Javed Akhtar. And I put the “play” in double quotes, because it is less … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #25

The Debt (US, 2010) The Debt is a spy film about three Mossad agents who try to apprehend a dangerous Nazi criminal in 1965’s East Berlin. The three are considered war heroes at home when they return with the mission … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Margarita With A Straw (17th April 2015)

Margarita With a Straw is the coming-of-age story of Laila Kapoor (Kalki Koechlin), a young woman with cerebral palsy, who goes to the US to study. Besides Koechlin, this stars the magnificent Revathy, as Laila’s mother. This film is directed … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Dozakh – In Search of Heaven (20th March 2015)

This small budget movie about religion and religious tolerance comes via a newbie director. It stars the fantastic Lalit Tiwari, whom you might remember from Shyam Benegal’s Hari-bhari. I hope this film releases in the US and does well, because … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #19

– The Scapegoat (UK, 2012) John Standing lives a lowkey life as a teacher at a boarding school. At a local pub one day,  he spies someone who looks exactly like him. The other guy, Johnny Spence, spots him too … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Sandcastle (2012)

Rating : 2.5/5 Genre : Feminist Year : 2012 Running time : 1 hour 23 minutes Director : Shomshuklla Das Cast : Shahana Chatterjee, Malvika Jethwani, Rajat Sharma, Uditvanu Das Sandcastle, is on the surface, Sheila’s story. Sheila (Shahana Chatterjee) … Continue reading

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Movie Review : OMG – Oh My God

Rating : 3.2/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2012 Running time : 2 hours 10 minutes Director : Umesh Shukla Cast : Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty, Kid rating : PG-13 Kanjibhai (Rawal) is a wily shop-owner selling people … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Aiyyaa

Rating : 3/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2012 Running time : 2 hours 15 minutes Director : Sachin Kundalkar Cast : Rani Mukherjee, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Satish Alekar, Anita Date, Amey Wagh, Nirmiti Sawant, Subodh Bhave, Jyoti Subhash Kid rating … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Dabangg2

Rating : 3/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2012 Running time : 2 hours 10 minutes Director : Arbaaz Khan Cast : Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna, Arbaaz Khan Kid rating : PG-13 Chulbul Pandey is back … Continue reading

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2012 : Watchable Hindi Films (or The Great Hindi Movie Wrap-Up – II)

Yeah, so where were we ? Ah, counting down the watchable films of 2012! If you haven’t seen my Top Ten Films for 2012, go ahead and check that out! Here are the ones that didn’t make that list : … Continue reading

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