Films

Bay Area South Asian Film Festival Comes to Town

Bay Area South Asian Film Festival Comes to Town

The Bay Area South Asian Film Festival, BASAFF, inaugurates its debut season, September 21-23, with Sony Pictures International Productions French-Indian-Belgian co-production The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir starring Bérénice Béjo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty...
The Importance of Being Milkha Singh

The Importance of Being Milkha Singh

This is a story of a man who did not win a medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics. This is a story of a man who did not marry the girl he loved. This is a story of a man who did not give up hope. It is 1950s India. The task of nation-building is ongoing. Sincerity is still...
Dhadak: Ishaan and Jhanvi shine, but the beat is missing

Dhadak: Ishaan and Jhanvi shine, but the beat is missing

Dhadak lacks the unbridled consonance and passion of Marathi movie Sairat, on which it is based, but the lead pair and a compelling second half make it worth a visit. Janhvi Kapoor’s star presence is unmistakable as Parthavi Singh. She is talented, dewy, and has...
Soorma: For The Win

Soorma: For The Win

Diljit Dosanjh, who won acclaim for second lead roles, gets to play his first title role as international hockey player Sandeep Singh in Soorma (2018). The best thing about the actor is the softness about him, along with an endearing earnestness. Diljit adds quiet...
Puzzled by Gossip

Puzzled by Gossip

Is there anyone left in the world who has not yet heard that Priyanka Chopra is engaged to Nick Jonas? As we gladly fritter away our precious time and attention on these manufactured stars in distant constellations, searching for new tidbits of information written by...
Sanju: Flawed and Zany, But Not a Terrorist

Sanju: Flawed and Zany, But Not a Terrorist

I love Sanjay Dutt. The cool Indian rockstar superstar with heart. An impossibly flawed hero who has failed many times, and repeatedly mustered up the strength to pick himself up, and face his demons. No doubt the actor has been wed to trouble all his life. Yet he...