Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sri Devi Dead at 54

She was a goddess, not just in the Hindi film industry but throughout the country, truly an all-India star, doing films in Bollywood, but also in Mollywood, Kollywood, and Tollywood. The Guardian has a  very touching  obituary here.

She was also funny, with superb comic timing.

Her career began as a little kid. Indians grew up with her.

She did it all, drama, comedy, and sensuality.

She was in the first Hindi film I saw and later in life I met her.  I was a total fan-girl. She was lovely.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Not much time to blog about India film these day. But wanted to menton this.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Queen | Official Trailer | Kangana Ranaut | Full HD | 7th Mar, 2014

I finally got to see Queen, on Netflix Canada. Why did I wait so long? So. Good.  Kangana Ranaut's performance is virtuosos. There is not a false note anywhere. Not surprisingly, the Anurags were involved, Kahyap and Basu, since they are at the forefront of fine independent filmmaking and Indian realism (and they work in Bollywood dance numbers seamlessly and realistically, much like Mira Nair in Monsoon Wedding).  Directed by Vikas Bahl. Written by Bahl,  Chaitally Parmar, Parveez Sheikh and Anvita Dutt with additional dialogue by Kangana Ranaut.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Magadheera Dheera Dheera Video songs aijaz ahamed HD 360p

From the Telugu Film industry, aka Tollywood, centered in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. South Indian Cinema is in its Golden Age I think

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Most Awaited Films

Coming in fall 2014, Rajkumar Hirani's P.K. plus Queen, Bombay Velvet and more.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Gulaab Gang (Pink Gang)

India's Pink Gang of  women activists gets the Bollywood Treatment... and a nice review from the Hollywood Reporter . Starring greats Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. Written and directed by Soumik Sen.

"It’s tremendous fun watching Dixit and Chawla in their roles; just as much fun are the performances by Tannishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane), Priyanka Bose and Divya Jagdale as Rajjo’s enthusiastic supporters. Sen has also composed music for the film, and even sung its rousing closing song, 'Tere Jai Ho.'

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dedh Ishqiya

How long will I have to wait to see this on DVD in Canada? How many more sleeps?  This is the sequel to Ishqiya, a darkly comic, sexually-charged thriller that was a big hit a few years ago with Vidya Balan as the femme fatale. This time, that part's played by the great Madhuri Dixit.  Some of the best, smartest and most daring folks in Indian film are involved in DI. Vishal Bhardwaj, wrote, produced and composed music for the film. Director: Abhishek Chaubey. Starring Naseeruddin Shah, who most Anglos know from Monsoon Wedding and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Arshad Warsi, Vijay Raaz (Dubey in Monsoon Wedding) and young actress Huma Queireshi. These are all people who are known for pushing the envelope to make brilliant movies.  They know how  to be artistic, moving, meaningful and entertaining,  to reach all demographics, and integrate the masala  in wholly new ways without ever pandering to the audience.  To have so many in one movie....

Indian movies often play here, at theaters in the suburbs mainly, but I am unable to get to the cinema because of my special needs dog. (Long story.)  It's the DVD for me. I've set up a google search alert for "'dedh Ishqiya' +DVD."  Hurry, hurry.