India Insight

Movie Review: Jai Gangaajal

March 4, 2016
Handout photo of actor Priyanka Chopra in "Jai Gangaajal"

Handout photo of actor Priyanka Chopra in “Jai Gangaajal”

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Movie Review: Zubaan

March 4, 2016
Handout photo of “Zubaan"

Handout photo of “Zubaan”

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Movie Review – Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive

February 26, 2016
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Handout photo of “Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive”

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Movie Review: Aligarh

February 26, 2016

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Photo taken from the official Facebook page of “Aligarh”.

Aligarh” is a movie that might require some amount of patience. The two-hour runtime is not long by Bollywood standards, but there is a meditative quality to it that seems to stretch time. Long silences and a lack of background music characterise most of the scenes, and the understated acting only enhances the minimal nature of the film.

Aligarh an attempt to break silence on homosexuality, right to privacy

February 25, 2016

Two of India’s finest actors star in a new Bollywood film that puts the spotlight on homophobia in India, with its makers hoping to rekindle the debate on homosexuality and the right to privacy.

Actor Sanjay Dutt released from prison

February 25, 2016

Sanjay Dutt, one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, walked out of prison on Thursday morning after serving the remainder of a five-year sentence for acquiring illegal guns from the men convicted for the 1993 Mumbai bombings.

Movie Review: Neerja

February 19, 2016

(This post was updated on Feb. 25 to clarify in the third paragraph that Saiwyn Quadras wrote “Mary Kom”, not “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”)

Movie Review: Fitoor

February 12, 2016

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For a film supposedly based on Charles Dickens‘ “Great Expectations“, director Abhishek Kapoor seems to have started reading the book before abandoning it halfway. Kapoor’s adaptation begins with the story of Pip, Estella and Miss Havisham, but tapers into a narrative about unrequited love, complete with a Bollywood ending.

Movie Review: Sanam Teri Kasam

February 5, 2016

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Sanam Teri Kasam” is Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru‘s second Bollywood film as directors and is the cinematic equivalent of pulling off a Band-Aid very, very, very slowly. Excruciating and never-ending.

Movie Review: Ghayal Once Again

February 5, 2016

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Twenty-six years after he first appeared on Indian movie screens as a revenge-seeking crazed man, Sunny Deol is back – more ghayal (injured) than ever.