India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

Thank God it’s Friday


For most people, Friday is just another day to get over with before one settles down for the weekend.

Not so for a film journalist. Friday is the day you watch the releases of the week (sometimes as many as three in a day), form an opinion about each of them and then put that opinion to paper (and then wait for everyone to disagree with you).

Sometimes, the film viewing is divided between Thursday and Friday, when the press shows are held.

Sometimes, it means scrambling between one movie theatre to another in terrible Mumbai traffic.