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Dev Anand, Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen: Creativity knows no age

Dev Anand, Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen: Creativity knows no age

5 years ago 1
  These men are so consumed by cinema that they refuse to notice that they are physically frail or that most of their contemporaries are dead Six Hindi films released last weekend—among them Chargesheet, Dev Anand’s 113th film. The film is about the murder of a top actress. Dev Saab (I’ve never been able to […] Read Article ▶
Salman Khan’s ‘Bodyguard’: An easy escape?

Salman Khan’s ‘Bodyguard’: An easy escape?

5 years ago 14
Is going to the movies the same as going to a nightclub? It’s that time of the year again. A Salman Khan movie has been released and we are playing out a familiar ritual. The film is a blockbuster— Bodyguard has had the highest grossing first week in the history of Indian cinema. But critics […] Read Article ▶
Salman Khan: Bollywood’s rockstar

Salman Khan: Bollywood’s rockstar

5 years ago 40
What makes Salman Khan such a force to reckon with? Asks Anupama Chopra, in a column written just before the release of Bodyguard The week Bodyguard opens seems like a good time to ponder the paradox that is Salman Khan. This is his 83rd film in 23 years. And until Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One or […] Read Article ▶
My undying love affair

My undying love affair

5 years ago 0
Why, after so many years, am I so in Bollywood’s thrall? It’s the stories, really. The ones you never see turned into films Last week, a journalist asked me why, after nearly 20 years, I was still so enamoured of Bollywood. What was so compelling about the Hindi film industry? It’s the films, of course, […] Read Article ▶
BOOK REVIEW: Anupama Chopra’s ‘First Day First Show’

BOOK REVIEW: Anupama Chopra’s ‘First Day First Show’

5 years ago 0
The author’s knowledge and deep understanding of Hindi cinema reflects in her writings In her book on Shahrukh Khan – King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema – film critic and journalist Anupama Chopra gives a background of the industry and the business of Bollywood over the years at […] Read Article ▶
The audience is ‘Ready’

The audience is ‘Ready’

5 years ago 0
The august Cineswami was inspired to pen this piece after reading Anupama Chopra’s excellent disquisition on how mainstream Bollywood audiences heap opprobrium on film critics when they criticise hit films like Ready Now, Cineswami is not a critic, though he (or she as the case may be) has the annoying royal tendency of referring to […] Read Article ▶
Critical reclaim

Critical reclaim

5 years ago 2
True, some films we critics dislike go on to become box office smashes. But our job is to be concerned with the quality of a film, not the collections When Salman Khan’s new film Ready released last week, one of the first reviews to run was written by Taran Adarsh on the extremely popular website […] Read Article ▶
Deepika: Booked and fit!

Deepika: Booked and fit!

5 years ago 7
She joins the bandwagon of actors promoting fitness books or DVDs Star value works for everything, from ads to box office collections. Now publishers seem to be jumping on to the celebrity bandwagon, getting Bollywood stars to endorse all sorts of books, whether they had a part in the actual writing process or no. And […] Read Article ▶
‘Sholay’ was declared a flop!

‘Sholay’ was declared a flop!

5 years ago 110
People were calling the film ‘Chholey’, reveals Anupama Chopra When it first released all those years ago in 1975, Sholay, that now-iconic film was thought to be a total flop show. The morning after the premiere, people were calling the film ‘Chholey’ and saying that it had a cast of ‘teen maharathi aur ek chooha’ […] Read Article ▶
Shahrukh Khan: I am not a Bollywood insider

Shahrukh Khan: I am not a Bollywood insider

5 years ago 123
The actor reveals all in the foreword to Anupama Chopra’s book Shahrukh Khan is a natural…in so many ways. He has a natural warmth that comes through in his interactions with people, be it small kids in a hospital ward or corporate biggies at some high-profile event. And when he talks, or writes, that same […] Read Article ▶