This movie opens in NY today.   If you’re anywhere near Manhattan,  PLEASE go see it.   And if you’re not in NYC, just hold on for a bit, because it’s coming to your city soon. For me,  the pleasure of watching Mamata Bhukya dancing in the lead role would be enough.   But  the […]


  Just at the time when Salman has been installed in a Jodhpur jail (at least for the moment), I happened to watch Jaan-e-mann and recently attended a screening of Marigold, his much touted Hollywood film, or crossover film as some were calling it.   The movie is directed by Willard Carroll, a man who […]

Heyy Babyy

  In Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, we saw Indians living in the New York marrying, cheating, divorcing  and being miserable in the pursuit of soul mates.   In Sajid Khan’s Heyy Babyy, the location is Sydney, and the trio of dawgs (Arush, Tanmay, Al) never get  that far, as they bounce from girl to girl […]

When a door closes, a window opens

  A few weeks ago I lamented the closing of the North Bergen multiplex that screened so many Hindi, Telugu and Tamil movies over the past two years. For people based in NYC and  the Manhattan-facing edges of Jersey, filmi theater options were then reduced to The Imaginasian and bas.   (Excluding long drives into […]

Vanaja NY premiere

  More about this beautiful film very soon, but for now, here are some pics from the red carpet premiere last night on Amsterdam Avenue, complete with Connecticut-based Indian elephant, Minnie. Minnie and her handlers: Minnie and the IAAC‘s President Aroon Shivdasani: Rajnesh Domalpalli (director) and Mamata Bhukya (lead actor): From another angle: Minnie’s ride: