India Masala

Housefull: Turn down the volume!

April 30, 2010

housefullThere is a song in Sajid Khan’s “Housefull” with the lyrics “volume kam kar” (turn down the volume). Wouldn’t it be nice if the director and actors had imbibed this simple message? That would have made this alleged comedy easier to tolerate.

De Dana Dan: Entertainment of the lowest level

November 27, 2009

Watching a movie like “De Dana Dan” in a single screen theatre where people are hooting and clapping at crass humour on screen may give you an insight into Indian audiences.

Blue: No colour this Diwali

October 16, 2009

When a film is pitched as a big-budget, big-ticket film and is a Diwali release to boot, expectations do shoot up.

Kambakkht Ishq: You have to see it to believe it

July 3, 2009

A feeling of numbness and disbelief is not uncommon after a movie-watching experience. Sometimes you are awed by the sheer vision of the director or the depth of a particular performance. Sometimes, it is a thought expressed, or an expression that stays with you.

Tasveer: Not so picture perfect

April 3, 2009


There are films that grab you instantly and don’t let you go till the credits roll. There are those that start off on a great note but lose the plot midway. And then there are those which don’t start off on a good note, nor do they end on one.

How to walk the ramp? Ask Shah Rukh Khan

March 31, 2009

Ever looked at those picture perfect fashion models walking on the runway and wondered how they do it? Well, actor Shah Rukh Khan has the answer.

Chandni Chowk to China: Sticking to the formula

January 17, 2009


If you are looking for intellectual stimulation at the movies, watch Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling” or wait for “Slumdog Millionaire” — “Chandni Chowk to China” is definitely not what you are looking for.

Leave your brains behind for “Singh is Kinng”

August 8, 2008

singh12.jpg I don’t think “Singh is Kinng” will fail at the box-office. The film may work for a number of reasons, but content is not one of them.