India Insight

Siddharth Roy Kapur on ‘Beauty and the Beast’

March 30, 2016

Beauty and the Beast” will return to India this summer. The Broadway musical opened to sold-out shows in Mumbai and New Delhi last year, featuring an all-Indian cast and costing as much to produce as the average Bollywood movie.

‘Baahubali’ prevails, Bollywood wins big at National Film Awards

March 28, 2016

A fantasy epic billed as India’s most expensive movie was named the best film of 2015 at the National Awards, while Bollywood swept the acting and directing honours in a rare triumph for the Hindi film industry.

Movie Review: Rocky Handsome

March 24, 2016
Handout Photo from the film "Rocky Handsome"

Handout Photo from the film “Rocky Handsome”

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Movie Review: Kapoor and Sons

March 18, 2016

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Shakun Batra‘s “Kapoor and Sons” is a beautifully shot, perfectly airbrushed family drama set in the hill station of Coonoor in southern India. The word ‘dysfunctional’ has made its way to the publicity material for the film, but film-maker Batra’s version of dysfunctional is superficial at best, almost as if he is afraid of getting his hands too dirty and sullying the near perfect visage of his film.

Interview: Shakun Batra on ‘Kapoor and Sons’

March 17, 2016

Shakun Batra‘s first film was an unusual romance – one in which the boy and girl didn’t end up together. Four years later, Batra is back with “Kapoor and Sons“, a family drama with Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan in lead roles.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on “A Girl in the River”

March 8, 2016

 

When Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was 14, she scored her first byline in Pakistan’s popular English-language newspaper Dawn. Having grown up in an educated family in cosmopolitan Karachi, her life couldn’t have been more different than the subject of her latest documentary, the Oscar-winning “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness“.

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.