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India’s global star Priyanka Chopra, who is busy shooting for Quantico in America, recently came to India for a short vacation. She opened her heart out on numerous issues, including her marriage. Supriyo Hazra tracks her How it feels to … More
Anurag Kashyap’s latest outing MUKKABAAZ talks about this aspect and several other issues faced by More
Aamir Khan: Mr. Perfect was back onscreen with Secret Superstar as one major Diwali release of the y More
The festive season and the year-end is around the corner and it’s usually a time when a big, event More
What is Aiyaary to you? The film is between a mentor and prodigy. To me and my character, there are More
A caper set in 1920s Punjab is hardly the kind of cinematic outing one envisions from a stand-up comic seeking an alternative career as a movie actor. Firangi, Kapil Sharma’s second big-screen venture, is unusual all right in terms of … More
Five years ago, Gauri Shinde in her directorial debut ENGLISH VINGLISH told a wonderful story of an enterprising housewife. What’s surprising is that there are millions of such women in India but very few films have been made on them. … More
Whodunit and suspense is a loved genre across all sections of moviegoers. Bollywood however rarely churns out such films. Films like GUPT, KAUN, TALAASH, RACE etc. have been loved and had an intrigue value as these had the suspense element. … More
It’s 2017, yet it’s not uncommon to see that many don’t have the liberty to pursue the dream of their choice. SECRET SUPERSTAR, helmed by first-time director Advait Chandan, tells one such extra-ordinary story and emphasizes that exceptional talent can’t … More
Is their any similarity between the characters you two have played in the film and your real life personalities? Kalki: I don’t have the kind of energy in real life what Jia (Kalki’s character) has. She is really excited all … More
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan’s      new film Chef, an adaptation of an American film with the same title, released on last Friday. The actor spoke about the film, his acting career and other issues during the promotional activities. Souvik Ghosh … More
JUDWAA 2 deals with the fun adventures of twin brothers separated at birth. Rajiv Malhotra (Sachin Khedekar) meets the evil Charles (Zakir Hussain) in the flight and helps the authorities in getting him arrested. At the same time, Rajiv’s wife … More
LUCKNOW CENTRAL is the story of a group of prisoners who get a unique opportunity in escaping from jail. Aspiring singer Kishan Mohan Girhotra (Farhan Akhtar) is framed for the murder of an IAS officer in his hometown Moradabad. He … More
BAADSHAHO isn’t a political film but does throw light on the horrors of that era. But more or less, the film is an action adventure with inspiration from real-life stories. BAADSHAHO is the story of a group of thugs trying … More
The small town seems to be the flavour of Bollywood.  Hindi films have come a long way from days of the  elegant Romance between the ‘strait jacketed’ hero and coy and well mannered heroine in a metropolis or in the … More
Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi is busy promoting her upcoming film Partition: 1947 directed by Gurinder Chadha. Souvik Ghosh catches up the actors. Tell us something about the character you are portraying in the film (slated to release in India on … More
Tour guides are an important part of people’s travel experience most of the times. A visit to a fascinating monument or tourist destination is incomplete if the guide doesn’t give the required information and thereby enhance the experience. But have … More
Michael Jackson has been a great inspiration for the present-day artistes. Tiger Shroff is one of them who has never shied away from speaking about his love for the deceased star. Hence, casting him in a film that pays a … More
A fun, family film with children as the target audience is quite rare in Bollywood. When JAGGA JASOOS was announced, it seemed like a great idea that would fill this void in Hindi cinema. But the numerous delays and negativity … More
  On the eve of the release of her  300th film Mom, which is a home  production,  Bollywood  goddess Sridevi opens up, shyly as usual. Shoma A. Chatterji shares the           experience. This writer met Sridevi at the Cairo International Film … More
TUBELIGHT is a story about a man’s unshakeable belief. Based on the adage, ‘Faith can move mountains’, the film revolves around the life of a simpleton named Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman Khan). Because of his exceedingly gullible nature, he gets … More
Soumitra Chatterjee is a living icon of Indian cinema not only because of his work in 14 films directed by Satyajit Ray but also because of his excellence in several forms of creative expressions. Now he is being bestowed with … More
It has been quite a while that Bollywood has seen an out and out comedy film. This week’s release BANK CHOR promises to provide that much needed comic relief. Will BANK CHOR help its makers laugh all the way to … More
Romantic films have always been the favourite genre of Bollywood. In fact almost every Bollywood film has a plot or a subplot that dwells on romance. This week, we see the release of the film BEHEN HOGI TERI that promises … More
Buoyed up by the success of his last release ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (2016), actor Sushant Singh Rajput has now focused all his energy on the            promotion of his next big ticket film  ‘Raabta’, scheduled to release on       June … More
For years we have seen countless Bollywood films drawing inspiration not just from world cinema but also from folk lore and supernatural beliefs, developing story lines that sometime thrill and entertain or even leave you flabbergasted. Though there have been … More
Shraddha Kapoor is looking forward to her next film ‘Half Girlfriend’. As the film races towards its release, Mohnish Singh sits down with the pretty actress for a heart-warming interaction. Here are the excerpts… You play the lead Riya Somani … More
Love between a boy hailing from a rural and Hindi speaking background and a girl brought up in an urban and English speaking background has been the subject of many a Bollywood film over the years. While several films in … More
After having successfully directed SARKAR and SARKAR RAJ, film maker Ram Gopal Varma is ready with his next in the same series called SARKAR 3. There have been tremendous expectations from this film. But will SARKAR 3 prove to be … More
Pradeep Sardana Veteran Telugu Director        Kasinadhuni Vishwanath was conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award 2016, for his outstanding contribution      to the growth and development of  Indian cinema. The recommendation of the 48th Dadasaheb Phalke award committee to recognise Vishwanath  … More
Raveena Tandon, one of the leading actresses from the 90s,  returns to  films after a hiatus. The stylish and  self-assured actress who was last  seen in a cameo in Anurag Kashyap’s flick ‘Bombay Velvet’ makes a  comeback with a gritty … More
Everyone’s curious to know the answer to this question: Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? We can guesstimate and offer varied versions and theories, but looking back, I don’t think the moviegoers had an inkling of how the master storyteller, S.S. … More
There have been quite a few films in which the leading ladies have played the role of a journalist. Testimonies to this are in the form of Kareena Kapoor Khan (SATYAGRAHA), Nargis Fakhri (MADRAS CAFÉ), Konkona Sen Sharma (PAGE 3), … More
Shyam Benegal’s MANDI remains fresh  in the minds of movie enthusiasts and aficionados to this date. Unlike the  glamorous depiction of courtesans and prostitutes in several Hindi films then, Shyam Benegal — known for portraying realism in his movies — … More
Aparna Sen’s new film Sonata, will be releasing any time now. It is adapted from an English play by noted Marathi playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar in 2000 whose plays and writings have been made into films. Sonata makes a strong point … More
Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar was recently in Kolkata for the opening of Afra Tafri,        a new gastro brew pub in the city, where he is the curator of the food menu. The popular Indian chef, restaurant-owner and food stylist, who … More
This year, Bollywood has seen a number of sequels release at the box-office. However, this week’s release NAAM SHABANA is not a sequel, but a prequel to the hit film BABY. Will NAAM SHABANA live upto the expectations at the … More
While Horror has been a popular genre in Bollywood, there have also been a few films made over the years that have dealt with the concept of the friendly ghost. Films like Chamatkar, Bhoothnath and Hello Brother are some of … More
MACHINE is essentially a love story (written by Sanjeev Kaul) which happens amidst the greed for money and mysterious circumstances. The film starts off in picturesque North India, with the introduction of the extremely helpful Saira Thapar (Kiara Advani). This … More
COMMANDO 2 is about the  bringing   back of a commando  to investigate black money trail and the twists and turns that       follows his ‘comeback’. The film starts off with the prevailing topic of demonetization which is followed by the ‘action-packed’ … More
Indian Rapper Badshah with hits like Abhi To Party Suru Hui Hai, Kala Chasma, The Humma Song, DJwale Babu, was in Kolkata. He sepaks to Shilpa Salwan. How was your experience to be associated with MTV Unplugged? I was very … More
RANGOON is a World War II drama primarily revolving around three characters — Rusi Billimoria [Saif Ali Khan], an actor who now produces his own films… Julia [Kangna Ranaut], an actress who stars in Rusi’s movies. Incidentally, Rusi is also … More
JOLLY LLB 2 is a satirical courtroom drama that comments on the legal system as a whole and the effect that the judicial system has on the common man. The film starts off with the ‘two-wheeler’ entry of Jagadishwar Mishra … More
Horror is synonymous with you now. Does that help or are you under the pressure of raised expectations? Oh yes, I know. (sighs.) Nobody else makes Horror, I am the only one. See I am like a ‘paw bhaji wala’ … More
I am wary of Indo-China oddities that go by the name of Schezwan Dosa or Chinese Bhel. They never turn out to be any good. Ditto for Stanley Tong’s Kung Fu Yoga. It follows the same shallow formula of gimmicky … More
There’s something about films based on gangsters, criminals and underworld… A majority of films that highlight the lives of criminals/gangsters have a set template vis-à-vis the plotline: An ordinary person takes to crime, becomes a hotshot criminal, hobnobs with the … More
KHOON BHARI MAANG [1988] — helmed by Rakesh Roshan soon after his directorial debut KHUDGARZ [1987] — ranks amongst the best vendetta sagas I had watched in the 1980s. Although one knew what was in store vis-à-vis its plot, Roshan … More
Proloy Bagchi Recently the media was awash with the news of Salman Khan, the action hero of Bollywood. He celebrated the 51st birthday and, curiously, it was quite widely reported, much more than of any other star. Though not known … More
Arnab Ghosh (Sunil Grover) is a prime time journalist with a leading news channel. Thanks to his provocative and overpowering interviews, no politician agrees to appear on his show and he is soon demoted to an earlier slot. Unhappy with … More
Adi (Aditya Roy Kapur), a video game developer saves a complete stranger Tara (Shraddha Kapoor), an architect, who was about to jump in front of a local train in Mumbai after fighting with her boyfriend. Just few days later, the … More
The film industry power couples and their romance may give fans major relationship goals but in 2016 “pyaar” seemed “impossible” for celebrities, signalling the end of many fairytale love stories. From Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt to Bollywood’s Farhan Akhtar-Adhuna Bhabani many … More
The year gone by saw a major shift           in Bollywood music with Electronic Dance Music genre driving this  change through party numbers. Hindi commercial cinema has always been popular for its loud dazzling dance numbers and that may have something … More
As the year almost draws to a close, Supriyo Hazra  reviews the past 12 months  to check how the leading stars of the dazzling B-town fared this year  Aamir Khan: The superstar took two years break and he is back … More
Earlier in the year, one saw Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan leave us emotionally charged in ‘Sultan’ with the inspiring story of Sultan Ali khan’s journey to win an Olympics medal. Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’, a biopic about wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat … More
With the year 2016 almost coming to an end, Bollywood has seen films of almost every genre in the year gone by. This week sees the release of WAJAH TUM HO, a film that belongs to the thriller genre. Will … More