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Rani Mukherji was immersed in motherhood, and movies were nowhere in the picture. Now that the queen has committed to a film, she is coming out of her self-imposed exile. As she talks about her husband, I can’t help but … More
While Horror has been a popular genre in Bollywood, there have also been a few films made over the y More
MACHINE is essentially a love story (written by Sanjeev Kaul) which happens amidst the greed for mon More
COMMANDO 2 is about the  bringing   back of a commando  to investigate black money trail and the More
Indian Rapper Badshah with hits like Abhi To Party Suru Hui Hai, Kala Chasma, The Humma Song, DJwale 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
Aditya Chopra’s fourth feature as a director — Befikre is a hot and sexy film. Despite its thin plot (what plot, a journalist friend asked me after the film’s premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival), the film holds its … More
Horror films in Bollywood are more or less a combination of clichéd thrills, possessed women and sex; the last one pulling more people to cinema halls than the other two combined. Saansein’s formula is not very different but it doesn’t … More
Saibal Chatterjee Diligently crafted and emotionally engaging, Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi is a sparkling little gem with a big heart. An easy film to warm up to and embrace, it gives the audience a woman-centric tale that does not make … More
Popular TV actor Hiten Tejwani stars in the latest Bollywood horror film, Saansein. Souvik Ghosh speaks exclusively with him regarding the film and also his journey from small screen to films. How was your experience working in  Saansein? It was … More
Bollywood actress Sana Khan, who is all set to hit the big screen with Vishal Pandya’s upcoming Wajah Tum Ho, believes that the movie will prove a turning point in her career and given a choice she would not even … More
Model turned actor, Rajneesh Duggal,  who was in Kolkata recently to promote his upcoming Hindi horror film, Saansein, speaks exclusively to  Souvik Ghosh about his film and career. What is Saansein about? It is basically a romantic horror film. Ample … More
It all started off in the year 2008 when the cinegoers (esp. youth) got treated to a cult and raw musical journey in the form of the Abhishek Kapoor directed film ROCK ON!! And after 8 long years, the makers … More
Saibal Chatterjee Every time the eponymous  protagonist of Shivaay swings into action, a Shiva anthem on the  soundtrack eggs him on to keep going. It’s a war cry that sounds peppy enough but, like the rest of the turgid film, … More
Excelsior Correspondent All the trouble that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil faced in the run-up to its release ensured that the film never went out of the news. Expectations were naturally pretty high. Karan Johar’s latest directorial venture lives up to … More
It is perhaps in the fitness of things that Saat Uchakkey opens in a psychiatric ward captured in desaturated frames. The first few sequences, no less perplexing than the remainder of the film, are signposts to what lies ahead. So … More
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan while promoting his film ‘Pink’ makes a strong case for a woman’s right to say No to men making sexual advances.  Souvik Ghosh reports What does the term Pink mean to you before and after this film? … More
Fox Star Studios’ M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY, as the title suggests, is a film about the untold and unknown aspects of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life. The film starts off with the iconic match that took place between India and … More
A popular actress in Kannada films, Kriti Kharbanda is making her Bollywood debut with Viram Bhatt’s  Raaz Reboot.  Jaideep Pandey speaks to the debut girl, who does  not like preparing for a role until and unless “I have been asked … More
The box-office has been reasonably dull in the past few weeks. This week’s release is the Amitabh Bachchan starrer PINK, a courtroom drama, which deals with a sensitive premise of status of young women in the society. Will PINK turn … More
Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi is busy promoting his new film ‘Raaz Reboot’.  During a  visit to Kolkata, he  speaks  to Souvik Ghosh on the film,                  his image as a serial   kisser and more. How are you feeling coming back to … More
2 While Bollywood has seen many genres being experimented with, the genre of time travel is still in its ‘nascent’ stages. The fact remains that the movies made in this genre (LOVE STORY 2050, FUN2SHH…, ACTION REPLAYY) have never hit … More
Saibal Chatterjee Director A R Murugadoss pulls out the stops for Sonakshi Sinha. The actress, on her part, goes the whole hog as an action star. But Akira falters frequently because the film’s screenplay lacks the punch that could elevate … More
Saibal Chatterjee A comedy with the right ideas, Happy Bhag Jayegi isn’t half the film it could have been had writer-director Mudassar Aziz injected a little more vigour and imagination into the screenplay. It hinges on the cross-border mayhem that … More
In the recent times, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has become synonymous with historic films and the surreal sets mounted on the larger than life canvas. Films like JODHAA AKBAR, SWADES, and LAGAAN stand as testimony to the same. This week’s release … More
Bollywood has seen many films that have been based on sports. While the majority of them were based on the game of cricket, a handful of them were based on other sports like boxing (MARY KOM), athletics (BHAAG MILKHA BHAAAG), … More
There have been many films in Bollywood that have been based on the game of cricket and match fixing. Films like JANNAT and the recently released AZHAR serve as testimony to the same. This week’s release DISHOOM is an action … More
While it took a decade for makers of  MASTI (2004) to continue the franchise of sex comedy with its sequel, it has hardly been three years that the third installment is all set to release. With controversies regarding its untimely … More
Saibal Chatterjee A superstar vehicle that blends the earthiness of the akhada with the flamboyance of the mixed martial arts ring, Ali Abbas Zafar’s “Sultan” is certainly not the last word in the sports film genre. But it definitely is … More
Bollywood actress Tara Alisha Berry,      who was last seen in Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Love Games’ performing quite          intimate scenes tells  Jaideep Pandey  that at  present she just want                 to keep working Getting Vikram Bhatt’s movie in such a short time. Is … More
Saibal Chatterjee Unabashedly dark and disturbing, Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 is a pulsating thriller that delves into the recesses of the mind of a serial killer. With its drama placed in the larger context of the climate of violence … More
Saibal Chatterjee As Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab begins to unspool, it becomes apparent almost instantly that it isn’t an average commercial Hindi film. It is easy to see why influential forces wouldn’t want it to be seen. It is a … More
Bollywood witnessed a laugh-a-riot at the Box-Office in the form of last week’s release HOUSEFULL 3. This week will see an intense whodunit drama in TE3N, a film that is an official remake of the South Korean film MONTAGE. Will … More
Kalki Koechlin who bagged a Special Jury award at the 62nd National Film Awards this year for her performance as a patient of cerebral palsy in Margarita with a Straw seems more excited with her latest film Waiting than the … More
Till about a few years back, the whole of India was terrorised by a dangerous and merciless man named Koose Muniswamy Veerappan, who was commonly known as Veerappan or even the ‘sandalwood smuggler’. After having killed many people, police officers, … More
In a stark statement at a key juncture in the film, a striking dialogue on the question of distrust between India and Pakistan makes you wonder that, how long will the decades of hatred between the two neighbouring countries continue … More
Ranveer Singh, who is now shooting for Aditya Chopra’s Befikre, is unfazed  about all the attention around him        and is focusing only on acting. He         spoke to  Gaurav Sharma on films,    life, his favourite directors and more You seem to … More
Exactly in the year 1990, released a film titled BAAGHI: A REBEL FOR LOVE that starred Salman Khan and Naghma, which was Salman Khan’s second big release. Exactly 26 years later, Bollywood today witnesses a film with the same title … More
Randeep Hooda isn’t seen in too many films but every time his film hits the   theatre, critics and the audience sit      up and take note of his performance. Next, he will be seen in Sarabjit, a biopic made on Sarabjit … More
He has earned lot of flak for his recent films like ‘Happy new year’  and ‘Dilwale’ with audiences as well as critics criticising him for being  trapped into his stereotyped image as a ‘romantic hero’.  The ‘less than  expected’ response … More
Almost every second Bollywood film claims to be different and zara hat ke in their story and presentation. While there are few films that live upto the promise of being ‘different’, there are others which land up being damp squibs. … More
Arjun Kapoor hasn’t had a release in sometime but is ready with his upcoming film Ki And Ka. In the meantime, he also made his television debut as the host of the stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi. The actor … More
Everyone likes a “good” boy like Madhavan who has almost always played the quiet, low-key friend as in 3 Idiots, or the flamboyant and overly in love romantic Flight Lieutenant in Rang De Basanti or the gentle, quiet, dignified and … More

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