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
Amitabh Bachchan: It is time to conquer the world, birthday boy!
In his 200th column, Cineswami writes that the legendary Amitabh Bachchan should stop refusing Hollywood films
This is the 200th Cineswami column and what better way to celebrate this milestone, or millstone if you will, than to pay tribute to the magic of Amitabh Bachchan. 71 years young, the great man has conquered every frontier that India has to offer but the world awaits. Click here to read more
The Good Road faces a tough road ahead at the Oscars!
Cineswami shares the list of competing films in the Oscar Best Foreign Language Film category, and chooses his Top 5
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have revealed the full list of submissions in the Oscar Foreign Language Film category. Seventy-six films have been submitted, the highest in Oscar history. Gyan Correa’s The Good Road is up against some truly worthy contenders. The frontrunner this year was Cannes winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour Click here to read more