India Masala

Shah Rukh and Aamir: Khan they?

April 8, 2009

“We have to reach early,” I told a friend. “Or else we will never find a place to sit.”

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.

Does Indian fashion really need celebrity showstoppers?

March 29, 2009

When designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna were asked why they didn’t use any celebrity on the catwalk at the India Fashion Week, a nonchalant Khanna replied: “Our clothes are our showstoppers. It’s a business event, let’s keep it that!”

Gulaal: Holds up the mirror to an unpleasant reality

March 14, 2009

“The free media serve as a mirror in which the public can see itself sans mascara and styling gel. From us you learn the state of your nation, and especially its management by the people you elected to give your children a better future. Sometimes the image you see in that mirror is not a pleasant one. But while you may grumble in the privacy of your armchair, the journalists who hold the mirror up to you do so publicly and at great risk to themselves.”

“13B”: Don’t expect to get too scared

March 7, 2009

I am one of those people who get scared even when they aren’t meant to. I hate dark rooms and stormy nights don’t evoke any romance in my mind. In short, I am a perfect candidate for horror films — or at least that’s what I thought.

“Mere paas dialogue hai…”

March 4, 2009

The last thing I expected A.R. Rahman to do during his Oscar speech is invoke Salim-Javed. After all, you don’t expect to hear one of Bollywood’s most famous dialogues on Hollywood’s biggest night. But in hindsight, I am so glad he said “mere paas maa hain.”

Delhi 6: Mehra’s mirror has many faces

February 20, 2009

At the end of the first half of “Delhi 6″, a friend messaged me to ask what I thought of the film.

Billu: Watch it for Irrfan Khan

February 14, 2009

When I met Priyadarshan earlier this week, I asked him why he didn’t make films like “Kanchivaram” (a Malayalam film) or “Kala Pani” any more.

Dev D: A different take on an age-old hero

February 8, 2009


I have to admit, first off, that I have no sympathy for Devdas. I think he is a spoilt, whining fool who pretty much deserved what he got.