And the Oscar didn’t go to… Water

  But regardless, the nomination has been significant.   And to judge by the increasing amount of coverage that Deepa Mehta’s Water has gotten on Indian television in the past few weeks, and the mention of it by Karan Johar and Anupama Chopra when interviewing them both in the past six days, it’s clear that […]

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd

  It’s seems ages since I first saw a trailer for Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd on the big screen.   And I remember thinking “Interesting concept for a film.   It looks like fun.” Well, bohut mazaa hai. It could be unweildy to tell the  stories  of 5 couples on a group honeymoon in Goa, […]

Firangis Flip for Eklavya

  Two US- and UK-based media reviews caught my attention.   First, the NYC-based Village Voice carried this rave about Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s latest release, wherein David Chute writes: Elkavya was filmed in two actual Rajasthani palaces, one for the endlessly receding gilded interiors and another for the crumbling facade. But the action that unfolds […]

Up next: Karan Johar at NYU

The stylish, amiable and chatty filmmaker and television host was scheduled to be present at the conclusion of a screening of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna  at New York University Saturday evening for a Q & A session.   The event was hosted by Professor Richard Allen of the Cinema Studies Department at NYU. Camera lights […]