Category Archives: Bollywood

@writish @SrBachchan @ShoojitSircar Aniruddha Chowdhury, Tapasee Pannu deliver one of India’s most powerful films, #PinkTheFilm

I wasn’t going to see this movie because I’ve seen too many movies dealing with sexual assault portray graphic violence to the extent it becomes either cartoonish and stylistic losing the soul-crushing devastation of the crime  or it becomes voyeuristic, even titillating, sexualizing

@writish @SrBachchan @ShoojitSircar Aniruddha Chowdhury, Tapasee Pannu deliver one of India’s most powerful films, #PinkTheFilm

I wasn’t going to see this movie because I’ve seen too many movies dealing with sexual assault portray graphic violence to the extent it becomes either cartoonish and stylistic losing the soul-crushing devastation of the crime  or it becomes voyeuristic, even titillating, sexualizing

RIP Rajesh Khanna, Hindi film’s superstar of the 70’s and face to some of my most beloved songs

Rajesh Khanna was The Superstar of the 70’s in India, a bit ahead of my time. He’s most famous now for being star Akshay Kumar’s father-in-law (Twinkle Khanna is his elder daughter).  But films, like songs, are the soundtrack, the

RIP Rajesh Khanna, Hindi film’s superstar of the 70’s and face to some of my most beloved songs

Rajesh Khanna was The Superstar of the 70’s in India, a bit ahead of my time. He’s most famous now for being star Akshay Kumar’s father-in-law (Twinkle Khanna is his elder daughter).  But films, like songs, are the soundtrack, the

A Different Beauty

Submitted by Amisha Upadhyaya This is “Princess & the Frog” week, a movie starring Disney’s — or any other studio’s for that matter — first African American princess.  The US got a African-American President before Hollywood was willing to accept

A Different Beauty

Submitted by Amisha Upadhyaya This is “Princess & the Frog” week, a movie starring Disney’s — or any other studio’s for that matter — first African American princess.  The US got a African-American President before Hollywood was willing to accept

A Happy AIDS Movie

The script became perhaps the only musical AIDS film — singing the praises of people who were being buried even as they were struggling to keep on dancing.

A Happy AIDS Movie

The script became perhaps the only musical AIDS film — singing the praises of people who were being buried even as they were struggling to keep on dancing.

Bollywood’s firingi fascination

Is it not bad enough that women of Indian origin have to fight tooth-and-nail to get parts outside of India and within India they must fight a fair-and-lovely stereotype (as much as American actresses must fight the size 0 complex), that now even India has become a casting battleground?

Bollywood’s firingi fascination

Is it not bad enough that women of Indian origin have to fight tooth-and-nail to get parts outside of India and within India they must fight a fair-and-lovely stereotype (as much as American actresses must fight the size 0 complex), that now even India has become a casting battleground?