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  • | June 28th, 2012

    Kancha, Mogambo, Gabbar, Shakal…the greatest villains of Bollywood cinema

    Kancha, Mogambo, Gabbar, Shakal…the greatest villains of Bollywood cinema

    Bollywood’s bad guys have better lines, better outfits, better babes, more gadgets and way more fun before they go out in the climax reel with a bang
    Agneepath, the first success of 2012, firmly establishes the return of that Hindi movie staple—the villain. For almost two decades, the director trinity of Sooraj Barjatya, Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra, who championed family values and pretty people in love, had effectively banished the baddie from Bollywood. But Agneepath’s Kancha, played by a manically grinning Sanjay Dutt, a hairless man given to reciting the Gita as he hangs people, has brought the over-sized, over-wrought villain centrestage. Raavan is back (ironically, midwifed by the same Karan who had helped oust him). Click here to read more

  • | June 28th, 2012

    The celestial status of our stars

    The celestial status of our stars

    At the IIFA awards in Toronto, I saw again how crazy we are about our film stars. Is it this madness that keeps Bollywood from being flattened by Hollywood? Perhaps
    I’ve always known that Indians suffer from a particularly virulent case of movie madness, but just how sick we are was made apparent last month when I went to the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards in Toronto. The 12th edition of the IIFA marked its North American premiere. Clearly, neither the organisers nor the Royal Fairmont Hotel, where the Bollywood contingent was staying, had anticipated the unabashed love that local South Asians have for Hindi movies. Everyone veered between total hysteria and shell shock. Click here to read more

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Karisma, Madhuri, Sridevi: The comeback girls

    Karisma, Madhuri, Sridevi: The comeback girls

    Bollywood no longer sees a heroine’s advancing years as a liability. This should let older actresses break the glamour mould and take on edgier roles
    This month, Madhuri Dixit was the cover girl for Vogue and Sridevi for Marie Claire. These are somewhat unusual choices for fashion magazines—both women are over 40 and neither has had a successful film in almost a decade; in fact, Sridevi’s last major release was in 1997. But both were the Number One actresses of their time. They continue to be sparkling and attractive, and are now on the comeback trail. Sridevi is returning to films with English Vinglish. Madhuri is judging reality shows, endorsing products and a food channel, and presumably scouting for a film that can do justice to her talent. Click here to read more

  • | July 22nd, 2011

    Five of my favourites

    Five of my favourites

    There are some films that never leave you. Here is my selection of a few unforgettable ones
    In these troubled times, if you’re looking for solace in the movies, here, in no particular order, are some of my favourite ones Click here to read more