The Lunchbox Approaches

Hot off the film’s screenings at Sundance, as the countdown to the U.S. release date (February 28) for Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox intensifies, a wonderfully edited (and subtitled) trailer has been released. It’s about time!  Prior to this, whenever I tried to tell to friends and acquaintances about it, the only snippets I could find […]

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and a late arrival to the party

When I learned back in winter, remarkably via the impenetrable wall formed by his agent’s office, that Art Malik was to play Milkha Singh’s father in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, I thought it was indeed an interesting choice. Milkha Singh was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan, just some 300 kilometers from where Malik himself […]

Finally! Art Malik’s big Hindi movie debut

Well, it’s only taken several decades into his career, but finally someone has been able to lure Art Malik onto a mainstream Hindi movie set. The director who managed that coup was Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for his soon-to-release biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag starring Farhan Akhtar in the title role. If you watch this trailer, just […]