Jai Ho, Gunday, Hasee Toh Phasee, Highway, Main Tera Hero and P.K. among the most awaited films of 2014
After several hits and flops in the year that went by, take a look at what to expect in the New Year
2013 has come and gone. The first six months of the New Year has an interesting crop of releases coming up, some hotly anticipated and some not. It is a reflection on the mediocrity that Bollywood has so successfully slipped into that Cineswami’s most anticipated Click here to read more
Dhoom:3 success proves that mediocrity, illogic rules in Bollywood!
Cineswami analyses the success of the recently released action thriller
A wise man said that there are lies, damn lies and statistics. To counter that a wiser woman said numbers don’t lie. Let us look at some Dhoom:3 numbers. The film is on a record-shattering spree. By collecting Rs 36.22 crore on its day of release, it broke both the Chennai Express opening day record and Click here to read more
Anti-gay ruling brings Bollywood out of the closet
Cineswami writes about the recent judgement passed by the Supreme Court
There has been a strong wave of protest by Bollywood against the recent Supreme Court ruling that has re-criminalised homosexuality in India, and rightly so. Unlike Hollywood, where Click here to read more
Inside story: A hit Bollywood director’s gay love story with Pakistani writer revealed!
Cineswami takes a closer look at Bollywood’s reel and real gay love stories
We live in liberal times. 2014 is almost upon us and we like to believe that we are free of prejudice. Which is why we applaud fearlessly and openly a gay love story that we witnessed with our own eyes at the Click here to read more
Bullett Raja: Why Saif Ali Khan needs to start watching Hindi films!
Saif’s recent release hasn’t really impressed the audience
A few days before the release of Bullett Raja, Saif Ali Khan said: “I don’t watch Hindi films! I don’t know why. During my childhood days, I remember watching Doordarshan and Nirupama Roy crying on screen. That time I decided to watch Click here to read more
Bollywood sidelined, Thierry Fremaux and Susan Sarandon steal the show at IFFI
Cineswami talks about the happenings at the ongoing International Film Festival of India in Goa
The National Film Development Corporation’s Film Bazaar, India’s biggest film trade market, is now concluded and the annual jamboree that is the International Film Festival of India, both events in sunny and sandy Goa, continues. As always, several Bollywood stars Click here to read more
Are Bollywood films being sold on sex and emotions?
Cineswami analyses the way Bollywood PR machine try to compete for eyeballs in today’s crowded market
You, the public, are subjected to an avalanche of trivial information about the latest upcoming Bollywood release. No detail, no matter how trivial, is news to the Bollywood PR companies. And we, the bearers of such news, suffer from Click here to read more
Why will Krrish 3 be a blockbuster?
Cineswami analyses the fate of Rakesh Roshan’s next
For those of you who despaired at Kangna Ranaut’s bizarre outfits and hairdos in the Dil tu hi bata song in Krrish 3 and cringed at the sheer ’80s tacky cheesiness of the God Allah aur Bhagwan number in the same film Click here to read more
Anti-India film Waar breaks Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express record in Pakistan
Cineswami compares the success of the recently released Pakistani film with the SRK starrer in Pakistan
Bilal Lashari’s Waar, Pakistan’s biggest budget film ever, opened over Eid, against Boss and is breaking box office records. Chennai Express previously held the opening day record in Pakistan, collecting Rs 90 lakh. Waar has beaten it, collecting more than Rs 1.1 crore. Click here to read more
In memoriam – Krishna Shah, the man who gave us the immortal Shalimar
Cineswami pays a tribute to the late Indian filmmaker who was also a familiar figure at the American film market
Hum bewafa hargiz na the, par hum wafa kar na sake – a line from one of the many immortal Pancham-da songs from Shalimar, also known as Raiders Of The Sacred Throne, one of the most accomplished Indian-Hollywood collaborations ever made. Click here to read more