Love Akshay. Love Kylie. Love yellow. Can’t wait for Blue (10/16/09 release). “Out of all the mysteries that have plagued humankind over the centuries, none is quite as baffling as… Continue reading Ain’t I … ?
more & less: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Loveleen Tandan, far right in photo Slumdog Millionaire has been generating a lot of attention in these parts and I’m happy to have participated in a lot of conversations about… Continue reading more & less: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
I see God in you – do you see her in me? [Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi]
At its core, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008, dir. Aditya Chopra) is a story of good people trying to make the people they care about happy. How they do… Continue reading I see God in you – do you see her in me? [Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi]
Young Gifted and Brown
Last night my friend asked me “Why do you like Hindi films so much?” I get this question relatively regularly, especially from people who grew up watching them, which I… Continue reading Young Gifted and Brown
Scientologists <3 Ant & Dec - Let's get ready to rumble
My favourite variety show hosts, Ant & Dec, are apparently going down a a smash with Scientologists in the US. Say what? Ok, says the Daily Star, so you may… Continue reading Scientologists <3 Ant & Dec - Let's get ready to rumble
My new story on Indian Cinema – East Bay Express
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… Continue reading My new story on Indian Cinema – East Bay Express
Duniya Mein Kitni Hai Nafratein – Haters beware!
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… Continue reading Duniya Mein Kitni Hai Nafratein – Haters beware!
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Majbur
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… Continue reading Thoda Pyaar Thoda Majbur
Ready for my closeup…
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… Continue reading Ready for my closeup…
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag – Dang!
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… Continue reading Laaga Chunari Mein Daag – Dang!