Contrary To Popular Belief, Critic Reviews Still Mean Bupkis To Most Indians

Contrary to what many in the film industry have been speculating for the past few years now, today’s everyday Indian’s taste in cinema hasn’t “evolved” by leaps and bounds. He does not care whether Rajeev Masand liked a film in… Continue Reading

Film Review – Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story Of Indian Cinema

Among the many pernicious stereotypes surrounding American Jewry is that they control Hollywood. Unlike other stereotypes however, there is some truth to this. At the turn of the 20th century, when the film medium was still in its infancy, many… Continue Reading

In Bollywood, The Adage Is Changed To “There Are Only Small Roles For Small Actors”

It was Russian theater legend, Konstantin Stanislavksi who once uttered the evergreen words, “there are no small roles, only small actors.” Actors across the world are not only familiar with this adage but firmly believe in it. Take Mendes’ cinematic masterstroke,… Continue Reading

My First Podcast – A Discussion On The Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, an annual film festival that showcases some of the most noteworthy films to come out of India that year, took place all of last week and so I was invited by the hosts… Continue Reading