Downfall’s Hitler role haunted Bruno Ganz for years

Bruno Ganz, a man who immortalized Adolf Hitler after he played the German dictator in Downfall has passed away. Popular legend has it that the actor for many days at a stretch lived with the fear of sitting across the table with the Fuhrer, only to be quizzed about his daring act. Speaking to a media vertical back then he had said, “ Had to … Continue reading Downfall’s Hitler role haunted Bruno Ganz for years

Battle of Saragarhi: Now a storyline for a Bollywood flick

Literature and cinema is replete with stories like 300, Charge of the Light Brigade, LoC Kargil, Border – that talks of the Battle of Longewala, 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 and then the latest being Kesari. Both 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 and Kesari celebrate the valour of 21 blue blooded men who take on the collective might of 10,000 tribesmen for a span of six hours. … Continue reading Battle of Saragarhi: Now a storyline for a Bollywood flick

Murad aka Ranveer Singh’s Khalibali in the Dharavi Gully strikes a chord

Gully Boy was waiting to happen. It was an idea whose time in India had come. And why not? For long aspiring rappers who rose from the gullies lacked a voice. The Zoya Akhtar film that is now a proud member of the 100 crore club has finally been able to fill that need gap. Murad Ahmed is any other ambitious youngster who would want … Continue reading Murad aka Ranveer Singh’s Khalibali in the Dharavi Gully strikes a chord

Global standup sensation Jayvijay Sachan made spreading smiles his mission

I have often felt jealous of Jayvijay Sachan for his stardom, his travails across the boundaries of this great nation and for even making friends across social hierarchies. But the fact that keeps me grounded is his dedication and rise from humble origins. An MA in Political Science from Bundelkhand and Masters in Journalism from Amity University, he is son to Randhir Sachan and Sangeeta … Continue reading Global standup sensation Jayvijay Sachan made spreading smiles his mission

Akshay Kumar’s character in 2.0, Pakshi Rajan is inspired by late ornithologist Salim Ali

A tribute to a man who loved birds more than humans. More human and an ornithologist by craft….. Akshay Kumar in recent years has played roles that have been a raging hit on screen. 2.0 is making headlines not just because of Rajnikanth, but also for the role that Akshay Kumar portrays.  In his recent venture with Rajnikanth as lead, he is the antagonist donning … Continue reading Akshay Kumar’s character in 2.0, Pakshi Rajan is inspired by late ornithologist Salim Ali

Into the valley of death, rode the 120 led by Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri

India has fought many battles and each time the army has only made us more proud. Each battle fought has made us realize that there are some blue blooded men who stand guard at the toughest of times. They sacrifice life, family, festivals and sleep to ensure that the nation is saved from adversaries. There are also times when there have been exceptionally brilliant decorated … Continue reading Into the valley of death, rode the 120 led by Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri

Sriram Raghavan proves to be a flawed genius in Ayushmann starrer Andhadhun

  The greatness of the film aside, one of the biggest flaws of Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun is that it symbolically lets the cat out of the bag by making the viewer realize that the protagonist can actually see and he is not blind. There are ample scenes when you can actually catch on. Had Raghavan not done so and ended at the scene where Ayushmann … Continue reading Sriram Raghavan proves to be a flawed genius in Ayushmann starrer Andhadhun

Nandita Das helmed Manto is about a thought you cannot kill

Nandita Das directorial Manto is not about a man it is more about a thought. It is about someone who wants to break free. Speak what he wishes to. Rise above the shrill rhetoric and prove that his voice is crucial in an age when voices are being suppressed. It is about living life on your own terms and seeing life beyond the usual black … Continue reading Nandita Das helmed Manto is about a thought you cannot kill

From Antaheen to Ghoul, Radhika Apte is just getting started

Radhika Apte has had a great run in the Indian film scene and her latest hattrick on Netflix goes to show that she has surely upped her game over the years despite odds against her. Radhika has over the years grabbed eyeballs for the unconventional roles she plays. More over her dare to bare attitude has been much of a talking point in the media … Continue reading From Antaheen to Ghoul, Radhika Apte is just getting started

A street play named Dastak

The woman of today is headstrong. She walks shoulder to shoulder with men. She is more in your face. She likes to enjoy life and bask in merriment. She is her own queen. That could be one way of seeing things in the modern day scenario. The flipside still remains that the sacrifice of the many Damini’s, Gudiya’s and Chhoti’s who fell prey to perverts … Continue reading A street play named Dastak

वो मखमली आवाज़ का जादूगर जिसने पंडित नेहरू को धराशायी कर दिया था

मखमली आवाज़ के जादूगर मोहम्मद रफ़ी एक बहुत ही हर दिल अज़ीज़ फनकार थे. जिस पाकीज़गी के साथ वो भजन गाते थे उसे सुनने के लिए हर शक़स बेताब रहता. अनगिनत हिट्स दे चुके रफ़ी उन चुनिंदे नगीनों में से थे जिन्होने ना केवल हिन्दी में बल्कि अलग अलग भाषाओं में अपने आवाज़ का जादू बिखेरा. यून तो कई किससे रफ़ी साब के मशहूर हैं … Continue reading वो मखमली आवाज़ का जादूगर जिसने पंडित नेहरू को धराशायी कर दिया था

अमिताभ बच्चन का वो एक सीन जिसने करोड़ों धड़कनों को रोक दिया था

सदी के महानायक अमिताभ बच्चन को कौन नही जानता. आज भी उनको ऑनलाइन उतनी ही इज़्ज़त मिलती है जितनी की ऑफलाइन. उनके दीवाने ना केवल उनके घर के चौखट पर पहुँच जाते हैं, बल्कि उनकी एक छोटी सी तक़लीफ़ को अपनाने में कोई कसर नही छोड़ते. शायद यही वजह है की शाहेंशाह आज भी अपने लेख, और बातों में अपने क्रोर चाहने वालों को याद … Continue reading अमिताभ बच्चन का वो एक सीन जिसने करोड़ों धड़कनों को रोक दिया था