Shoot on Sight – just shoot me

  Just had to get in a quick work about the topical, terror-in-our-cities film Shoot on Sight, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Brian Cox and Greta Scacchi. Naseer is his usual good self and completely  sympathetic as the suave, unflappable Tariq Ali, high-ranking man (and Muslim) on the British police force.   In a not-to-subtle […]

Talking with Kailash Kher

  Note: Here’s an interview that I did with Kailash Kher that  ran in the July 25, 2008 issue  of India Abroad.   It’s getting close to midnight and Kailash Kher has just emerged from the elevator.   As he moves through the hotel lobby, his short curly hair still damp from a shower, the […]

South Asian film fest in NJ this weekend

  It’s that time of the year again….. the New Jersey  Independent South Asian Cine Fest is underway this weekend at Rutgers University.   Films this year are from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Ireland (whoo hoo!), Nepal, Pakistan, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Tibet, UK and US. Many of the films will include Q & A afterward with […]

Where can you look at Loins?

If you’re in the tri-state area, you can catch the hilarious Loins of Punjab Presents in two cinemas in Manhattan (The Imaginasian and the Quad) as well as over in Jersey at  my fave, the Columbia Park 12 in North Bergen, and a cinema in Bloomfield, Connecticut. If you attend the first four NYC shows […]