Monday, April 29, 2019

Five Stars


Have been hearing about this TV show (on Amazon prime) from Indian friends.  The hype is true. What an honest, compelling look at young  India, patriarchy, love, and marriage. Never plays to stereotypes of India, and yet is truly Indian, never a knockoff of something Western. Deserves to be the first big Indian crossover show.

https://youtu.be/u0UkDQaR5KQ

More to come.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sri Devi, Irrfan, and Akshay

Like many Indian film fans, I was very sorry to hear of Sri Devi's death.  She was such a force of fire, wit and sparkle, her absence seems unreal. She was in the first Bollywood movie I saw, Karma, but my favorite performance was in Mr India.



I met her when I was there, once at the Taj, when i was a total fangirl.  She was lovely, and when I interviewed her at a premiere later she remembered me, making me even more of a fangirl.  RIP.

Irrfan Khan has been diagnosed with a rare tumor.

In  happier news....

With Pad Man, Akshay Kumar continues to take interesting risks and show why he is beloved by Youngistan for it.




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.