A Month Of Saturdays

A Month Of Saturdays

SIMRAN. Director: Hansal Mehta. Players: Kangana Ranaut, Hiten Kumar, Kishore Shahane, Sohum Shah, Rupinder Nagra, Aneesh Joshi. Music: Sachin-Jigar. Hindi, Gujarati and English with English sub-titles. Theatrical release (T-Series). Praful Patel (Ranaut)—Praf to her...
Victoria and Abdul: It looks a lot like love

Victoria and Abdul: It looks a lot like love

There is much to commend in this sumptuous and nuanced portrait of the true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s rule. Her friend is Abdul Karim, a young clerk from India who travels to London in 1887 to participate in the Queen’s...
Subh Mangal Saavdhan: A Review

Subh Mangal Saavdhan: A Review

SUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN. Director: K. S. Prasanna. Players: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar. Music: Tanishk Bagchi, Vayu. Hindi with English sub-titles (Eros). Hindi movie scripts are galore with stories about first love, parental disapproval, jilted lovers,...
From the Hood Without A Loo

From the Hood Without A Loo

TOILET: A LOVE STORY. Director Shree Narayan Singh. Players: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Padnekar, Anupam Kher, Sudhir Pandey, Divyendu Sharma, Subha Khote. Hindi w/ Eng. Sub-tit. (Viacom). The lack of indoor plumbing in some rural areas of India, and more specifically the...
Top 10 Shaadi Movies of All Time

Top 10 Shaadi Movies of All Time

Hindi movie weddings cover the full range of human experience. The grand wedding (pricier by the minute). The simple wedding (often on the run). The getaway wedding (in an exotic location with non-traditional props). The shotgun wedding (the bride is, gasp, pregnant)....