Tag Archives: Vidya Balan

The Hindi Film Heroine Makeover

The Bollywood Heroine is getting a makeover.  Not the cosmetic kind though. But the type that entails meaty roles, getting a shot at playing the protagonist rather than the love interest of the macho hero and involves more than just … Continue reading

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Dedh Ishqiya – When the Sequel trumps the Original

Dedh Ishqiya (Love 1.5) is that rare breed of movie where the sequel is actually better than the original. Ishqiya which released to rave reviews in 2010 as an original, homegrown black comedy, produced with the blessings of auteur-producer Vishal … Continue reading

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A Killer “Kahaani”!

It all comes down to Story. Or, kahaani. Also, the name of one of the latest thrillers to hit Indian screens. Smart and taut, layered and slick, Kahaani works on many levels. And, doesn’t on some. First, why it works. … Continue reading

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Bollywood 2011: An Eclectic Mix

Looking back at the Bollywood offerings of 2011, it would seem that no-brainer blockbusters have dominated at the box-office. Whether it’s the Salman Khan starrers, Ready and Bodyguard, Shah Rukh Khan’s sci-fi- romance mash-up, Ra.One, or Ajay Devgn’s brawn-and-bluster, Singham, … Continue reading

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