India Masala

Kurbaan: Old wine, better packaged

November 20, 2009

If you watched Kabir Khan’s “New York” this summer, you won’t find much novelty in Rensil D’Silva’s “Kurbaan”. The storyline is pretty much the same, except for a few cosmetic differences.

Sikander: Good idea but not so good execution

August 21, 2009

Films on Kashmir and its insurgency are few and far between in Indian cinema.

The last such film I watched was Santosh Sivan’s “Tahaan”, a movie that tried to tell the story of this troubled paradise through the eyes of a child.

Is “New York” a balanced film?

July 2, 2009

By international standards, Kabir Khan’s “New York” is an extraordinarily ordinary film. It hasn’t impressed critics abroad and reviews in international media haven’t been very charitable.

New York: A film that will grow on you

June 26, 2009

Coming as it does nearly three months after a big-ticket Bollywood release — Kabir Khan’s “New York” is a relief.

A Wednesday — a thriller with a difference

September 5, 2008

A film that lasts under two hours is a rarity in Bollywood. And when the film pits an anonymous caller against Mumbai police, curiosity is aroused.