Meeting Mani Sir

Here, on  Rediff, is  an interview I did with Mani Ratnam. His workplace, Madras Talkies, is quieter than a library governed by  the strictest librarian.   The day I went to see him, I was ushered in to his office and found him  at his desk,  seated  behind his  MacBook, no music playing, no phones […]

Before the Rains – press conf.

A press conference and reception was held at the Indian Consulate in NYC tonight to celebrate Santosh Sivan’s film Before the Rains, which is playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, and will open in New York on May 9th.   You can see a trailer here.   The film stars Linus Roche, Nandita Das and […]


Finally, a 2008 release that had some excitement, fun and good looks.   Tashan opened today and the cinema where I saw it in New York was full.   Though Saif and Kareena have been a couple now –  publicly at least – since last October, there is also a gossipy frisson  of “So, this […]

Finally, Jab We Met

Just missed the release of the DVD in India by a few days, and then once back here just couldn’t get around to it until now, but it was well worth the wait. Part road movie, all romance, Imtiaz Ali’s  Jab We Met seemed doomed when it released last October.   At the very same […]