Friday, February 19, 2010

Watching For...

... Peepli Live from Aamir Khan, Dev Benegal's Road, Movie with Abhay Deol and Tannishtha Chatterjee, The Japanese Wife from Aparna Sen, starring Raima Sen, Chigusa Takaku and world arthouse darling Rahul Bose.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Name is Khan

Been meaning to write something on MNIK but no time right now. The Guardian and the New York Times gave it nice reviews. Not this year's best movie so far, but certainly the most important. More later.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wow. Mallika.

This looks promising. Mallika Sherawat, one of Bollywood's bolder, sassier, yet still-under-the-radar heroines, stars in the upcoming "Love Barack," a comedy inspired by the many true love stories that bloomed on the Obama campaign. She reportedly has another Hollywood production in talks, in addition to doing Jennifer Lynch's film Hisss, with Irrfan Khan of Slumdog fame (as well Life in a Metro, The Namesake, Darjeeling Limited, A Mighty Heart and many others). This new production banner, Nuclear Mango, is interesting too.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Love Letters for Peepli Live

The latest Aamir Khan/Kiran Rao production, Peepli Live, the first Indian film invited to the Sundance festival, is getting great reviews from American critics (and reportedly got a standing ovation from the Sundance audience). Here's one review. Directed by first-time director Anusha Rizvi.

Saw Ishqiya last night and both my movie friend Mantu and I gave it five stars. A gem that will change the way you see Bollywood. 2010 is shaping up to be a breakout year for fine Indian films, a New Wave.