Real story behind Nikkhil Advani’s Batla House

Having grossed close to 40 crore at the box office, Bollywood hunk  John Abraham has returned to the silver screen with Batla House, featuring Mrunal Thakur in the lead. Released on Independence Day it is in direct contest with Akshay Kumar’s sci-fi flick Mission Mangal. While the film is doing good the Nikkhil Advani directorial, Batla House tries giving an insight into the 2008 encounter … Continue reading Real story behind Nikkhil Advani’s Batla House

Let’s admit we all called Zaira Wasim un – Islamic

Two things happened in life side by side for me. One side there were reports that Zaira Wasim was quitting Bollywood because there was a clear contradiction between her career and her religion. Back home there were reports that next time you go to Bada Imambara you will have to dress up well so that you do not look or seem to violate the set … Continue reading Let’s admit we all called Zaira Wasim un – Islamic

How an injured shoulder conspired against destiny to churn out Brand SRK

From just Rs 1500 in his pocket when he reached Bombay to being Bollywood’s undisputed Badshah: Delhi boy SRK has never looked back As youngsters we have always been fascinated by the aura of King Khan, Badshah Khan better known as SRK or by his maiden name Shahrukh Khan. While the Badshah has been a runaway hit among his fans, his rise is no less … Continue reading How an injured shoulder conspired against destiny to churn out Brand SRK

Goodbye Shehenshah Bhai !!!

I got news first of Shehenshah Bhai passing away when a local documentary filmmaker shared a tribute saying that Shehenshah Bhai had passed away. I was prompt enough to message on my social handle about the development. The tributes poured in. One among them was my cousin Arjun who said – the man had swagger. Shehenshah Bhai lived a pious life minus the frills of … Continue reading Goodbye Shehenshah Bhai !!!

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

Cinema aficionado Kriti Nagar lives to walk the unbeaten track as filmmaker

As a person of the creative process, Kriti Nagar has made more than 30 Ad and Short films. Working in close coordination with advertising agencies in India and Abroad, she now boasts of a broad production slate. It was the first half of 2010. Amity University Lucknow campus then situated at the Viraj Khand building in Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar was abuzz with news that cinema … Continue reading Cinema aficionado Kriti Nagar lives to walk the unbeaten track as filmmaker

Starting life at 4 with Leatherface, Bollywood’s Meena Kumari scripted a Cinderella like fairytale

  Born to be a star, Meena Kumari was considered a burden by her parents – Ali Bux and Iqbal Begum – when she was born on August 1, 1933 as Mahjabeen Bano to a couple who were poor theatre artists. Meena Kumari, a star who is very fondly remembered by the Hindi film circuit and her fans at large, wore multiple hats as a … Continue reading Starting life at 4 with Leatherface, Bollywood’s Meena Kumari scripted a Cinderella like fairytale