India Masala

Does Sanjay Dutt deserve sympathy?

March 21, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Reuters)

First, the facts — the 1993 Mumbai blasts killed 257 people, more than 100 people were convicted, and it took more than 20 years to deliver justice in a case that has all but faded from the nation’s collective memory.

Rascals: Too much torture

October 6, 2011

David Dhawan must really hate us. Or maybe he wants to exact revenge on his audience. That must be why he subjected us to this three-hour monstrosity that is called “Rascals”.

Double Dhamaal: Twice the agony

June 24, 2011

Indra Kumar’s “Double Dhamaal” is a sequel to the 2007 comedy “Dhamaal” and tells the story of four men whose plans to make a quick buck are foiled by their arch nemesis.

All the Best: Adding that Diwali sparkle

October 16, 2009

Watching three films in the space of 18 hours isn’t easy, especially when the first two are films like “Blue” and “Main Aur Mrs Khanna“.

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.

Luck: Don’t stretch your luck with this one

July 24, 2009

Sometime in April, I wrote an entry on this blog, lamenting the dearth of movies at the theatres during the producer-multiplex row. Fridays for me were just not the same without films.

EMI : A relevant message in a not-so-good film

November 8, 2008

I am about to take the first loan of my life next month. What with the

credit crisis and uncertainty all around, I am having second thoughts.

On the other hand, a newly married acquaintance celebrated Diwali by
buying her a pair of diamond earrings — bought on credit she
tells me, proudly showing off the studs.

Getting real in Bollywood

May 8, 2008

I am a bit wary when filmmakers announce Bollywood projects based on real life people. After all, the word Bollywood evokes images of glitzy song-and-dance routines in exotic locales. And that’s largely true even though the Mumbai film industry is showing signs of opening up to bolder, more realistic themes.