If nothing else, the event that took place on June 16th this year was an incredible change from the dishevelled confusion of most filmi award shows that take place in Bombay. For the UAE event, everyone actually looked like they showered and combed their hair before leaving the house, the sets were shiny and […]
Like so many movies set in Bombay, G.P. Sippy’s 1992 release Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman has at its center a young man leaving his family home (in this case, in Darjeeling) to make a bade admi out of himself in the big city. The very likebale local hero starts out on the right […]
You had me at the pelvic thrusts and the white flaps-o-fabric, er, garment you wore for the legendary Yeh Mera Dil number in Don. How did you manage to dance the way you did in something that had such a wardrobe-malfunction risk potential, and with such authority? According to Jerry Pinto’s joy-filled tribute, today […]
For the past month, this city’s been in my head almost every day. The days I spent there earlier this year just reinforced my initial impression that it’s so thick with striving people and quirky architectural details, and moments of beauty exist cheek by jowl with ugliness. On the train to and […]
On the subject of Deepa Mehta’s Water and the problems the production team ran into years back in Varanasi, a friend, Rahul Bhatia, has this piece in his blog (which also ran in Tehelka), about the guy who allegedly tried to kill himself to get Mehta to stop filming.
Lest this be your fate.