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Jun
8
2012

100 years of Paramount Pictures – the game

100 years of Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures just completed its 100 years! To celebrate this mammoth milestone, they asked the California based design studio DKNG, run by Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman, to create a limited edition screen print featuring 100 of their most iconic movies

Nov
10
2011

Don’t judge a movie by its trailer. But judge a society by its pop-culture.

Don't judge a movie by its trailer

Producers have found an easy way out. Load the trailer with all the cool stuff. The jokes, the stunts, the dialogues, the actors, the songs. Don’t leave out any cool stuff. If we can’t shove it in the trailer, then leak it on the web and blame a pirate. People will think there’s so much more in the film.

Dec
11
2010

Sensational Superstars of Bollywood – Rajesh Khanna

Sensational Superstars of Bollywood - Rajesh Khanna

The hysteria he created swept across ages, gender and genres. His movies ran to full houses and his following swelled each passing day. Be it his distinct sartorial sense, his dialogue delivery or his mannerisms, Rajesh Khanna was a pioneer in many sense. It wouldn’t be wrong to call him the complete superstar.

Khanna’s gentle looks, disarming smile and that famous tilt of the head did wonders for his female following. And with Kishore Kumar’s dreamy voice for playback, this was just what the doctor ordered. With the sensuous Roop Tera Mastana, enthralling Pyaar Deewana Hota Hai and the timeless O Mere Dil Ke Chain Rajesh Khanna, became — and remains — the King of Romance.

Nov
12
2010

Have you joined The Social Network yet?

The social network movie review

In 2003, Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg creates a website called “Facemash” to rate the attractiveness of female Harvard undergraduates. The site is a runaway success, getting 22,000 hits in less than two hours and crashes Harvard’s server.

Punished with academic probation, Mark gets himself a job as the programmer for the website, Harvard Connection, initiated by Winklevoss twins. However, Mark in partnership with his friend, Eduardo, takes the idea further and launches what he calls “TheFacebook”.

Oct
3
2010

Anjaana Anjaani: Movie Review

Anjaana Anjaani: Movie Review

Siddharth Anand (Salaam Namaste, Ta ra rum pum, Bachna ae haseeno) has always been at an ease with rom-coms. However this time, he has gone ahead with a plot that many would think twice before attempting. In bare words, Anjaana Anjaani is a film that starts with suicide attempts, with just two main characters and has no sub plots to talk of. Let us try naming one Bollywood commercial outing that has dared to do that, can we?

This film does take time to grow on you, for two prime reasons. First, given the fact that it is a romantic film, it doesn’t have a stereotypical start. Second, the story unfolds at its own relaxed pace. One thing that will hit you instantly, in a nice way, is the electrifying chemistry between the lead pair. Even with the worst of the scenes, with no great dialogues, that very chemistry will make you smile.

Oct
1
2010

Bollywood item numbers: from Monica to Munni

Bollywood item numbers: from Monica to Munni

Making a gradual progression from cabarets, kothaas, discos and now almost everywhere — even a train top — item numbers have become an essential part of Bollywood.

An item number, in its earliest avatar, wasn’t endorsed by leading ladies. Only vamps or dancers making special appearances graced these tracks until a decade or two ago. The first major dancing star was Cuckoo who ruled the cabaret scene in the Forties and Fifties.

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