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When India got independence in 1947, it was a challenge for those who assumed power. After all, they had to start from scratch in several areas and aspects. These challenges continue till date but it’s heartening to see that despite … More
When India got independence in 1947, it was a challenge for those who assumed power. After all, they More
Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt  is seen in Meghna Gulzar’s much-awaited film      Raazi, w More
“Age is just a number” is a very old adage and many people swear by it. Despite their gr More
The city of Mumbai has been shown by countless filmmakers, even by Hollywood filmmakers [the classic More
Action has been the mainstay of Bollywood flicks and it’s as important as song and dance. Although action flicks have been churned regularly by Bollywood, there are not many current actors who come under the category of action stars. At … More
Bollywood’s senior actress Rani Mukerji is returning to films after four years. The actress, who is strongly rooted to Bengal, was present in Kolkata recently at an award function when and she spoke about her upcoming film Hichki,  slated to … More
Rani Mukerji is all set to make a smashing comeback after over four years with yet another woman oriented movie: HICHKI produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra. Judging by its trailer, the film gives out … More
Director Raj Kumar Gupta is known for making critically acclaimed movies like AAMIR and NO ONE KILLED JESSICA. And now he is back with RAID starring Ajay Devgn. So, the expectations from the movie are high and well justified too. … More
HATE STORY has been a very successful franchise, with HATE STORY 3, 2015 doing huge business at the box office. So does HATE STORY IV also manage to entertain like the previous parts? Or does it falter like the recent … More
Anushka Sharma and Parambrata Chatterjee are all set to spook us with their latest offering: PARI – NOT A FAIRYTALE. Mysterious title, scary teasers (nay, screamers) and a promising cast urge us to believe that Anushka’s experiment with horror is … More
Taapsee Pannu’s film Dil Juunglee is slated to release in March. As the Pink actress is busy in promoting the film,           Souvik Ghosh tracks her How was the relationship between teacher (played by Taapsee) and student (played by Saqib) in … More
Director Neeraj Pandey is one of the best in the business and has a penchant for making thrillers taking a political, crime issues as its central theme. His past experiments with Akshay Kumar, Special 26 and Baby, have worked both … More
Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee essays the role of an army colonel in action-thriller Aiyaary which also stars Sidharth Malhotra. As the film widely deals with scam, the actor speaks about corruption in the country in some recent interviews. Souvik Ghosh … More
Akshay, who also is one of the most bankable stars in the business currently, returns to the big screen with R Balki’s PAD MAN based on the issues, relating to menstruation, faced by underprivileged women in rural India. The film … More
Entering the directorial domain, actor Samir Soni spoke              extensively about his recently released Bollywood film ‘My         Birthday Song’ in an exclusive         chat Souvik Ghosh. What prompted you to shift from acting to direction? Starting from writing the story of the … More
“It’s a pre-requisite to possess a mega budget, have exhaustive knowledge of the subject matter, possess nerves of steel to handle the gigantic cast/crew and last but not the least, the vision and fortitude to bring a historical to life … More
What kind of a character you are portraying in the film? I am playing a role of an ad filmmaker in the film who is settled in the NCR region. He runs his own advertising agency. He is a flamboyant … More
Anurag Kashyap’s latest outing MUKKABAAZ talks about this aspect and several other issues faced by people in present-day India. So does it manage to make a great impact or tank? Let’s analyse. MUKKABAAZ is the story of a lower caste … More
Aamir Khan: Mr. Perfect was back onscreen with Secret Superstar as one major Diwali release of the year. The movie was appreciated both by critics and fans in India. Aamir’s 2017 release also earned appreciations globally. The unique content and … More
The festive season and the year-end is around the corner and it’s usually a time when a big, event film hits the theatres. This year it’s the turn of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer TIGER ZINDA HAI and it … More
What is Aiyaary to you? The film is between a mentor and prodigy. To me and my character, there are two point of views, younger and older generations. I think thought process changes with every year or a decade. Various … More
FUKREY in 2013 came sans much noise but emerged as a sleeper hit thanks to its quirky writing, the lovable Delhi vibe and engaging execution. Hence, it was no surprise that FUKREY RETURNS was announced and it’s interesting that the … 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