Falu on Foras Road

  When we chatted briefly at the opening night of the IAAC‘s 2013 New York Indian Film Festival – in addition to discussing her wonderful turns in not one role but two in last December’s Bumbug Musical (she played Mrs, Scroogewala and also Cratcheeta) – the vivacious singer Falu was clearly excited about her latest […]

Closing night at NYIFF

Still some more interviews to come, and write-ups of several films, but here’s a few pictures from the last evening of the New York Indian Film Festival (when Nitin Kakkar’s Filmistaan was the closing film, and then came the awards):      

Three films about film at NYIFF

As everyone and his wife have been mentioning today, this is the centenary of the Bombay film industry, and I thought it was a particularly wonderful (planned) coincidence that this year’s IAAC NY Indian Film Festival featured three documentaries about film-making there. May 1st saw a paired screening of Bombay Movie, Alexandra Eaton’s heartfelt and […]

Riz Ahmed: I get pulled aside every time I come here

As part of the press junket for The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a group of seven of us had a roundtable interview with Riz Ahmed (who plays Changez Khan) and Kate Hudson (who plays his girlfriend, Erica). On a purely gossipy notes, one could not help but notice that Ms. Hudson was wearing this massive emerald-cut rock. […]