Archive for the ‘Filmi’ Category

My new story on Indian Cinema – East Bay Express

OJul 30, 2008

I’m the feature story in this week’s East Bay Express – a Northern CA weekly. Namastey East Bay: The local Indian filmmaking community has Bollywood dreams. The goal is not as far-fetched as it might once have seemed. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/news/namastey_east_bay/Content?oid=799102 I’m excited about the feature because the Express is the only one of several local magazines […]


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Duniya Mein Kitni Hai Nafratein – Haters beware!

OJul 29, 2008

I recently saw the first episode of “Khatron Ke Khiladi ” – “Fear Factor” Indian style (lit: Dangers’ Players). The show is a little different from the American version, which I vaguely remember from a brief time that – God knows why – I got into it in the early 2000’s. The American version was […]


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Thoda Pyaar Thoda Majbur

OJul 8, 2008

This past weekend I trucked it to the local Hindi cinema to see the new Yash Raj offering – Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic. YR has been taking a beating lately in terms of audience, and I’m interested to see the different formulas they’re trying. By turns I was both endeared by and also annoyed by […]


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Ready for my closeup…

OMay 30, 2008

My recent stint crewing on a Hindi film by a local filmmaker netted me a small role. I was working on set, being my usual chatty self, talking to people about films and actors. When he found out I knew about Indian films, one actor’s first bon mot was that Shah Rukh Khan is “much […]


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Laaga Chunari Mein Daag – Dang!

ONov 8, 2007

The trend away from films with central female characters has been a slow decline for a while now, and I’m damn sick of it! If you don’t believe me, read this piece called “Where Have All The Leading Ladies Gone?” This trend has been happening in Hindi films as well – women are secondary characters. […]


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