Author : Rahul Deo Bharadwaj


Have our historic and period filmmakers failed us?

Have our historic and period filmmakers failed us?

Feb 19,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Hans
The recent ‘Padmavati’ controversy had people divided across lines, as usual. However, it set me thinking on something else totally, unconnected with that unwanted controversy. Indian cinema over the years has made some great period films when you judge them purely from the entertainment point of view. 
Content is king!

Content is king!

Feb 12,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Cinema
Bollywood has its limitations. The biggest of them is that largely it needs to show politically correct content, which does not hurt the sensitivity, read ego of anyone. Then you add the recent evil of promotions, huge production costs due to inflates superstar salaries, large screen number releases and you see that the aversion to doing something new and different becomes more necessary for the p
Promise of a great weekend!

Promise of a great weekend!

Feb 05,2017 , 02:14 AM IST | Cinema
A lot of us are yet to recover from the high voltage clash of ‘Raees’ Vs ‘Kaabil’ on January 25. That war of supremacy is still on and the final verdict will come later. 
The epic clash: Raees vs Kaabil

The epic clash: Raees vs Kaabil

Jan 29,2017 , 02:20 AM IST | Cinema
The hyped up epic battle of Kaabil VS Raees is still on. And the box office results are unfolding. The two things you should never predict. Which way the Indian voter and Indian audience will go. Yet I shall as a movie buff and in my opinion, ‘Kaabil’ is winning this battle. 
Mark your calendars

Mark your calendars

Jan 01,2017 , 02:34 AM IST | Cinema
2016 ended on a high note with ‘Dangal’ and 2017 promises to be even bigger. As a Bollywood buff, you can twiddle your thumbs in anticipation because 2017 is lined up with exciting movies one after the other. At the cost of sounding totally clichéd, 2017 is probably going to be one of Bollywood’s biggest years in terms of the genre of movies that are in the pipeline and the box office numbers they
Super Seven: The Best villains of Bollywood 2016

Super Seven: The Best villains of Bollywood 2016

Dec 18,2016 , 02:38 AM IST | Cinema
Sholay’ would not have been Sholay minus Gabbar. Simply put a revenge story or a thriller or a whodunit all of them end up needing the villain or the anti-hero.  
The festival madness

The festival madness

Oct 23,2016 , 02:53 AM IST | Cinema
Of late we are noticing the tussle between filmmakers of ‘Shivaay’ and ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. Thanks to the scuffle both the movies got huge publicity and I doubt if both producers need to spend a single dime on promotions after that. 
The smashing dialogues are back

The smashing dialogues are back

Oct 16,2016 , 02:18 AM IST | Cinema
It was, I think, the Star Screen Awards of 1991 and Kabir Bedi was the presenter. That year Kamlesh Pandey had won the best dialogue awards for the iconic lines that he wrote for Rajkumar in ‘Saudagar’ – “Hum tumhein marenge aur zaroor marenge.” 
May the Force be with you

May the Force be with you

Oct 09,2016 , 01:16 AM IST | Cinema
The trailer of ‘Force 2’ was released recently and it added curiosity in the avid Bollywood movie watchers including yours truly. In 48 hours, the trailer crossed 5 million views on YouTube. Achieving such impressive view count stands testimony to the brand value of this movie. 
Dasara and Durga in Bollywood

Dasara and Durga in Bollywood

Oct 09,2016 , 12:15 AM IST | Cinema
This is time for Dasara and most of us citizens are busy exchanging the positive vibes and hopping from one garba venue to other durgabaadi. It is one of our most positive, passionate and respectful celebration of women. 
Will history repeat?

Will history repeat?

Aug 07,2016 , 12:07 AM IST | Bollywood
If you are a Hindi cinema buff like me, then probably, like me, you are also counting hours to August 12. In my case, a baggage of history excites me and also a prophecy that I would like to make. This weekend of August 12 could change the way our movies releases have worked in recent years. Let me talk about all this one by one.
The unbelievable scenes in Bollywood

The unbelievable scenes in Bollywood

Apr 17,2016 , 01:10 AM IST | Cinema
Besides the lovely voluptuous ladies of the 70s and 80s; the heavy duty dialogues and great actor clashes, there is something else which has never failed to awe me and that is the unbelievable but extraordinary scenes in Indian cinema. Here are some of those scenes that will make you laugh or go WTF as the slang goes but trust me they created cat calls and whistles.
If Jungle Book was made by Indian filmmakers

If Jungle Book was made by Indian filmmakers

Apr 10,2016 , 01:01 AM IST | Cinema
The long awaited film ‘Jungle Book’ has finally arrived. And I am sure that we all are going to love it in India. So in a lighter vein what would have happened if some of our A lister and B lister filmmakers had attempted ‘Jungle Book’ in India. Manmohan Desai – Sher Khan is the tyrant zamindar lion of the village before Mowgli’s father raises his voice against him.