Fantasies of a Bollywood Love Thief

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 […]

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, […]