India Insight

Q&A with Maneesh Sharma on ‘Fan’ and Shah Rukh Khan

April 15, 2016

Maneesh Sharma counts himself as a Shah Rukh Khan fan. He met the Bollywood superstar when he was a struggling screenwriter and dreamed of making a film about a fan obsessed with an actor. Nearly a decade later, Sharma’s film starring Khan in a double role as an actor and his lookalike fan opened in Indian cinemas on Friday.

Movie Review: Fan

April 15, 2016

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The Indian movie fan is a strange species. He will stand outside his favourite actor’s house for hours just to catch a glimpse. Others may bathe a life-size statue in milk. And some passionate folks give up every vestige of their lives to be known only as fans.

Movie Review: Ki and Ka

April 1, 2016

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‘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: 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.