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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
Aditya Chopra’s fourth feature as a director — Befikre is a hot and sexy film. Despite i More
Horror films in Bollywood are more or less a combination of clichéd thrills, possessed women and se More
Saibal Chatterjee Diligently crafted and emotionally engaging, Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi is More
Popular TV actor Hiten Tejwani stars in the latest Bollywood horror film, Saansein. Souvik Ghosh spe 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
Many films in Bollywood have been made based on classic novels. This week’s release FITOOR too falls in the same category. The film’s makers went on record to say that FITOOR is based on Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’, the very … More
Bollywood has seen many films that have been based on sports like cricket, hockey, football etc. In the recent times, there was the Priyanka Chopra starrer biopic MARY KOM that brought the game of boxing in the public eye and … More
Rajesh Dhar The euphoria of the children oriented Movie ‘Nanhe Farishtey’, being produced by Bollywood Actor/Producer, Arjun Krishna, directed by Aprajita Mahajan in assistance with Actress Sheetal Arjun Krishna, has gripped the City of Temples, even before the completion of … More
He is one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood today, who unlike many of his contemporaries does multiple films a year. Akshay Kumar’s Airlift, releases on Jan 22. The actor speaks to Gaurav Sharma on his choice of films, … More
Saibal Chatterjee A stylish thriller that could have done with more substance, Wazir falls way short of forcing a win with its twists and turns. Bejoy Nambiar’s third directorial venture after Shaitaan and David has many of the visual and … More
As the year 2015 almost draws to a close,  Supriyo Hazra looks back how  the leading stars of the dazzling B-town  fared in the past 12 months Aamir Khan: For the past couple of years, Aamir Khan had left a … More
Saibal Chatterjee In showbiz, nostalgia is a powerful emotion indeed. It can propel even mediocre cinematic products to enviable heights of success. It is, therefore, understandable why Dilwale has been such a keenly anticipated Bollywood release. Does the film meet … More
Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale is scheduled for an all-India release on Dec 18. The biggest       attraction of the new film is that it brings back the electrically charged combine of Shahrukh Khan-Kajol five years after My Name is Khan and 20 … More
As a movie enthusiast, one awaits successful actor/director combinations to affiliate for yet another film project. Almost three decades ago, MAINE PYAR KIYA [1989] gave ‘birth’ to one such union — director Sooraj R. Barjatya and actor Salman Khan. Their … More
NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) is bestowing the Lifetime Achievement Award to filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan at the International Film Festival of Colombo  this month for his contribution to cinema. The award comes at a time when Adoor … More
Shahid Kapur is on a high post the release of Haider and his marriage to Mira Rajput. The actor says the he is conscious about the films he does and is ready to experiment with challenging roles. Shahid, who will … More
Sequels to succesful movies have been an ongoing trend in Bollywood for a while now. This week’s release is PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2, which also is a sequel of the 2011’s sleeper hit PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA. Will this comedy film … More
Saibal Chatterjee If Jazbaa pulls in the crowds on its opening weekend, it will most likely be on account of the fact that it is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s first film since 2010’s Guzaarish. But if the film lasts beyond the … More
3 After the successful transformation of Shah Rukh Khan from a TV star to Bollywood phenomenon, there have been many, who have tried to walk his path (read ’emulate’). While there have been only a handful of success stories, there … More
Remaking old classics is the latest trend to hit Bollywood. This week will see the release of HERO (directed by Nikhil Advani), which is a remake of the Subhash Ghai’s 1983 cult film by the same name. Will Nikhil Advani’s … More
Saibal Chatterjee Director Kabir Khan blends fact and fantasy is search of hi-octane thrills in Phantom, a spy drama that is irretrievably undermined by a weak script and pedestrian acting. The film harks back to the festering wounds inflicted on … More
Revenge is sweet, as many anti-heroes in Hindi films project. But though rather rare, heroines too take the same path to strike out against the oppressor, sometimes even going to the extent of killing. Shoma A. Chatterji takes a look … More
Tabu hasn’t been seen doing too many films of late. The actress, who went almost missing after Chini Kum, has finally started accepting offers. After  Haider in 2014, she will be seen  in Nishikant Kamat’s Drishyam alongside Ajay Devgn, Gaurav … More

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