Directors · Short Takes

Why Andaz was a watershed movie for Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Raj Kapoor

They were the original stylish trio of Hindi cinema. The talented players who made the love triangle an affair to remember and repeated forever. The year, 1949. The movie, Andaz. The creator of which was legendary director Mehboob Khan. There is no doubt it proved to be a watershed film in the careers of Dilip… Continue reading Why Andaz was a watershed movie for Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Raj Kapoor

Filmmaking · Music

Jaane kyun… I love Sydney

The main reason I moved to Sydney was that Farhan Akhtar made it look so beautiful in Dil Chahta Hai. It was stunning and so green in this song Jaane Kyun. I imagined myself grabbing lunch in a cafe, enjoying a picnic and walking on the top of Harbour Bridge. Cut to 6 years later… Continue reading Jaane kyun… I love Sydney

Filmmaking · Music

Three desi señors rock Señorita

Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol lit up the screen together with saucy Señorita in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Indian male actors are objectified much less compared to female actors on screen, so this was very welcome. Director Zoya Akhtar did it with such Spanish flavour, style and character that we hardly registered it… Continue reading Three desi señors rock Señorita

Connoisseur · Movies · Vintage Watch

Mr. & Mrs. ’55

Anita: Kya naam hai tumhara Pritam: Pritam Anita: Pri.. kuch ajeeb sa naam hai na Pritam: Do char baar bulayengi.. to.. achcha lagega Pritam: Kahiye Pritam: Pri.. Anita: Pri.. Pritam: ..tam Anita: ..tam In a delightful exchange, shot entirely in a teasing close-up, you heart protagonists Pritam Kumar (Guru Dutt) and Anita Verma (Madhubala) instantly, wishing… Continue reading Mr. & Mrs. ’55

First Watch · Movies

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Karan Johar's affair with one-sided love continues. Only this time he ups the ante of lovers in self-destruction mode. That been said, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is perhaps the most real film he has attempted till date. I did enter expecting the usual KJo drama but the director has steered away from all of that. Instead we have… Continue reading Ae Dil Hai Mushkil