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See you around — on India Insight

By Reuters Staff
September 11, 2013


To our readers,

This is a short message to let you know that we are closing the India Masala blog, but we aren’t saying goodbye. We will continue to write about Bollywood and the wider world of India’s cinema at our India Insight blog. You still will be able to search for older posts in the India Masala archive, of course. Thanks for reading India Masala over the past few years, and please do bookmark India Insight for news and views from us and our contributors on the world’s largest democracy.

from India Insight:

Kids rule the roost as Bollywood woos audiences

August 30, 2013

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Mumbai resident Gopal Das doesn't usually go to the movies. It's the children who drag him and his wife to the cinema to watch the latest Bollywood film.

Satyagraha: This revolution does not awaken anyone

August 30, 2013

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In “Satyagraha“, director Prakash Jha attempts to show a divided society and the chasm between the people and their leaders.

Madras Cafe: An intelligence failure

August 23, 2013

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After last year’s clever and heart-warming comedy “Vicky Donor”, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar switches genres with “Madras Cafe”, a thriller about the Sri Lankan conflict, India’s role in the civil war, and the repercussions of that war on India’s politics and history.

Bachchan upset over fake video that shows him praising Modi

August 22, 2013

Amitabh Bachchan has threatened legal action over a YouTube video that apparently shows the Bollywood actor championing Narendra Modi as India’s next prime minister.

Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara: All talk, no action

August 15, 2013

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Milan Luthria’s tongue-twister of a movie “Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!” is a hark back to the gangster films of the 1980s, the ones with mafia dons, their tempestuous love lives and all the complications that came with it.

Issaq: Doomed love story

July 26, 2013

What director Manish Tiwary was trying to achieve in “Issaq”, his version of Romeo and Juliet, only he can say. If you didn’t know you were watching a modern-day retelling of Shakespeare’s classic, you’d be forgiven for walking out halfway through the film.

Bajatey Raho: Much ado about nothing

July 26, 2013

Shashant Shah‘s “Bajatey Raho” is a comedy about a motley group of people who try to con a businessman out of the millions he made by cheating gullible clients.

Ship of Theseus: Looking for the right answers

July 19, 2013

During an interview about his 2012 film “Shanghai”, director Dibakar Banerjee spoke about the difficulty of asking existential questions and portraying them coherently on the big screen.