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The Reluctant Fundamentalist movie review: Reluctant storytelling that fails to tug at your heartstrings
Mira Nair’s film on Mohsin Hamid’s book is good cinema, but doesn’t live up to expectationsCast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Imaad Shah, Chandrachud Singh, Meesha Shafi What is the event at the turn of the century that will stay in the minds of the Americans? The September 11 attacks, of course. You would think that the election and re-election of Barack Obama as President and the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden would have overtaken that traumatic event on the global big-news list. But world over, countless feature films and docu-dramas continue to be made against the backdrop of the 2001 attack on the United States of America. Click here to read more
The Reluctant Fundamentalist will spur a dialogue between Pakistan and America: Mira Nair
The acclaimed director feels her film is not only a modern tale on Pakistan but also a dialogue with AmericaAcclaimed Indian director Mira Nair is hopeful that her new thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist would spur a dialogue between two worlds depicted in it particularly in the context of the Boston Marathon bombings. Click here to read more
Mira Nair’s new film on chess champion Queen of Katwe
The director of The Reluctant Fundamentalist revealed more about her next project at FICCI FRAMES 2013Mira Nair, director of acclaimed films such as Salaam Bombay!, Monsoon Wedding, Kamasutra and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, announced her new project based on the book Queen of Katwe. She was speaking at the FICCI FRAMES 2013 seminar in Mumbai in an interaction with writer-filmmaker Zoya Akhtar. Click here to read more
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor to play cameo in Super Naani and Lunch Box
While that’s reason enough for us to squeal with delight, the chef wonders what the hoopla is all about…Sanjeev Kapoor, the culinary master, will soon be seen on the bada parda in not one, but two movies – Super Naani and Lunch Box. Click here to read more
Ram Kapoor: If I’m asked to do a striptease, I would say eff-O!
We caught up with the stout Bade Acche Lagte Hain actor at Mumbai’s Yash Raj Studios on a warm February evening. In a freewheeling chat the imposing Ram Kapoor talked about his new film Mere Dad Ki Maruti, his flourishing career and what makes him the kissie-boy of the small screen…The first thing you notice about Ram Kapoor when he walks into a room is his size. The ‘massive’ star of the popular television saga Bade Acche Lagte Hain can’t be captured in one gaze. But contrary to his man-mountain appearance, Ram is a sweetheart who eases you into a friendly chat with his unassuming attitude and undeniable charm. Click here to read more
In Focus: Ram Kapoor bonds with director Mira Nair
Bade Acche Lagte Hain actor Ram Kapoor was spotted bonding with Mira Nair, the director of The Reluctant Fundamentalist in which Ram stars. If you may recall, Ram was first seen in a Mira Nair film in the much acclaimed Monsoon Wedding. Looks like The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a coming home of sorts for the portly TV heartthrob. We sure are looking forward to seeing him on the big screen again, after Udaan and Student Of The Year! Aren’t you? Btw, he also stars in Y-Films’ Mere Dad Ki Maruti.
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