Silsila – 25 years on

  On August 14, 1981  Yash Chopra’s  romantic drama  Silsila was released, and ran a disappointing 16 weeks in Bombay.   In spite of a star line-up to die for – Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Badhuri (who came out of retirement for the film) and Rekha – as well as stylish wardrobes, picturesque locales  and on […]

Put THIS in your panier and proceed to the checkout

  With all the abuse Shahrukh Khan has been getting for his performance in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, how does he manage to still come up smelling like a roja? Because he has his own perfume, Tiger Eyes for men and women, launched last year. Lisa Tsering reveals in a current  India West article that […]

KANK: Looking at Bombay Looking at Us

  NYC-based Aseem Chhabra’s weekly Sunday column in the Mumbai Mirror today is all about  the expectation that had built up in the U.S. prior to the Friday release of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, among the many people who worked as extras in the film.   (And also on this blog.) UPDATE (Monday a.m.): The […]

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

  Infidelity and divorce are  ok, if it’s all for love (not merely sex). Contrast that with the  “Family is family” mantra that Dev (Shahrukh Khan) and Maya (Rani Mukherjee Mukherji), the emotionally unfaithful spouses,  repeat half-heartedly to each other, as if aware that they’re mouthing a bad knock-off of a Karan Johar film tagline. […]