India Masala

Shanghai: The story of India

June 7, 2012

There are some films that you watch, not because you want (as Vidya Balan claims in ‘The Dirty Picture’) “entertainment, entertainment, entertainment”, but because they are a reflection of the times we live in, and if these movies didn’t get made, these chaotic times wouldn’t be chronicled for eternity.

Gali Gali Chor Hai: Well intentioned, badly made

February 3, 2012

Given that director Rumy Jaffry’s film “Gali Gali Chor Hai” deals with the burning issue of corruption, one would assume there would be no lack of material. Jaffry concentrates on corruption at the lower level and the everyday struggle of the common man who has to deal with this malaise as he tries to get on with life.

Khatta Meetha: This is no gourmet feast

July 23, 2010

Khatta Meetha” raises a few laughs and also manages pointed homilies on the state of the nation.