Bollywood Before Uri, Bollywood Learnt About Surgical Strikes From a 1992 Anil Sharma Film
Before Vicky Kaushal asked, “How’s the josh?” in Uri, a lesser- known 1992 film introduced Bollywood to surgical strikes. While Uri is based on true events that unfolded in PoK in 2016, Tahalka takes inspiration from its director Anil Sharma’s overactive imagination.Add to list
Bollywood Who’s that Veteran Who Harasses Women in Front of His Wife? Bollywood, Call Out Your Big Bad Men
Everyone knows about the senior actor who forces young actresses to sleep with him. And about the casting director, who refuses to record any woman struggler’s audition unless she takes her top off. But will Bollywood back #MeToo and finally talk about its real villains?Add to list
Bollywood So You Think You Can Cheat ft. Emraan Hashmi & Shreya Dhanwanthary
It's the clash of the titans! Watch as the notorious students of Nakalchand Prakash High School use every ingenious cheating tactic against the legendary Guptaji in the annual Biology exam.Add to list
Bollywood Uri Review: Why a Film on Surgical Strikes Cannot Be Considered Harmless in an Election Year
Uri is a slick outing, which, at first pass, restrains itself from heightening its jingoism. But it’s impossible to view the film, which endorses the 2016 surgical strike, in a vacuum – especially in the current political climate. How do you turn a blind eye to the timing of its release, just a few months ahead of the 2019 general elections?Add to list
Bollywood The Accidental Prime Minister Review: A Disappointing Launch for the BJP’s 2019 Campaign
Somewhere in his failure to make a good, authentic film on the 10 years of UPA, Vijay Gutte delivers a movie that resembles the UPA era – incoherent, helmed by corrupt people, and that familiar feeling of wondering when the fuck you’ll get done with this bullshit. If this is the launch of the BJP 2019 campaign, I am pretty disappointed.Add to list
Bollywood Gully Boy Trailer: Ranveer Singh Drops His Extraness to Channel His Inner Bantai
The Gully Boy trailer is firm indication that Ranveer Singh is Bollywood’s finest A-lister. Two of last year’s biggest hits, Padmaavat and Simmba, benefited from Singh’s natural exuberance – yet, he disappears completely in the Gully Boy trailer, letting the character enrich him.Add to list
Bollywood Dear Bollywood, Enough With the Item Girls. Where Are the Item Boys?
Item girls shimmied their way into Bollywood back in the ’40s and there’s been no looking back ever since. Think Madhuri Dixit in “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai” and Malaika Arora in “Munni Badnam Hui”. But where are our item boys? What is stopping Bollywood from tapping into the sea of testosterone?Add to list
Bollywood Will PM Narendra Modi Revive the Career of Vivek Oberoi, the Star Who Could’ve Been a Superstar?
As the nation comes to grips with Vivek Anand Oberoi’s shocking transformation in the biopic PM Narendra Modi, I can’t help but wonder how exactly did it all go so wrong, so quickly for Vivek Oberoi? And will this be the film that turns things around for him?Add to list
Bollywood What Bollywood Can Learn About Self-Awareness from Uday Chopra
Uday Chopra’s Twitter timeline is not only high AF, but it is also an insight into what his legacy is likely to be: His staunch self-awareness. The 46-year-old’s social media interactions are the gold standard in how to deal with trolls. His acting career might be over, but he can offer Indian celebrities a crash course in how to wear fame lightly.Add to list
Bollywood Will 2019 be the Year Deepika Padukone, the Actor, Finally Challenges Herself?
The last time Deepika Padukone took up a role that showcased her versatility was four years ago, in Piku. The film is an exception in her 12-year-old career. It’s difficult not to label Padukone as risk-averse. Let’s hope, this year, the birthday girl steps out of her comfort zone.Add to list