Rangoon Film Review – A Big, Beautiful And Protracted Disaster

Vishal Bhardwaj is a man of immense talent. It would be futile to debate that. Even a skeptic can’t listen to one of his intricately composed songs or experience one of his powerful Shakespearean adaptations and deny that the renaissance man is… Continue Reading

OK Jaanu Film Review – The Bollywood Tonic We Need To Forget 2016

From the toxic far-right wing populist movements that pervaded the West to the ongoing refugee crisis , the general consensus is that 2016 was the “worst year ever”. Although that claim could just be social media hyperbole, it definitely was one… Continue Reading

Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of 2016

When the biggest hits of the year are banal reworkings of dated Punjabi bangers, its safe to say that its hardly been a milestone year for Bollywood musical offerings. Neither was it a forgettable one however with Amit Trivedi concocting arguably… Continue Reading

Dear Zindagi Film Review – Alia Bhatt Transcends Director Gauri Shinde’s Sophomore Slump

I waited impatiently for Dear Zindagi for only one reason – Gauri Shinde, who directed a personal favorite of mine, English Vinglish – was also directing this picture.  With English Vinglish, her debut film, Shinde not only managed to resurrect… Continue Reading

Why Kuwait Banned These Bollywood Films In 2016

Although the following Bollywood films were screened in most countries around the world with no age restriction for viewership. For reasons unbeknownst to us, they were banned in Kuwait.   Airlift Estimated guess: Its grossly inaccurate, and some might say,… Continue Reading