Though I picked up a mountain of books in Bombay and Madras last month, I’m holding them for the moment and returning to Stephen Alter’s Fantasies of a Bollywood Love Thief: Inside the World of Indian Moviemaking. I had just started it in November and left it home when I headed overseas. It’s […]
Month: January 2008
What’s Hindi for ‘deja vu’ ?
The New York Times reports today that Disney is going local to promote High School Musical 2, including having songs translated into Hindi (“Bop to the Top” = “Pa Pa Pa Paye Yeh Dil”). Strangely though, the film has been rechristened Aaja Nachle. Give this catchy Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy song a dekko. (I can’t […]
Twelve dollars ? ? ?
Somewhat rude awakening this afternoon in Edison, NJ: the cost of a ticket at Movie City has gone up to $12. At that price, now I really am sorry I missed the opening credits of Bheema, so I could have squeezed every bit of entertainment from my twelve bucks’ worth of the experience. Sadly, […]
Following Filmi News in Kabul
A friend brought me a copy of the Kabul Weekly, and when browsing through it, next to news of an Afghan film production, I was interested to see this: Aamir: SRK:
Box Office Apple: Your Filmi Guide to NYC
(Note: This is a story I did that ran in India Abroad in the December 14, 2007 issue. On the day that I was in Brooklyn to take pictures of the bridge, this tour bus swung around the corner, paused for a minute, then lumbered on.) Shah Rukh Khan, clad in white, standing […]