Films

120 Padmavatis in the SF Bay Area

120 Padmavatis in the SF Bay Area

We had purchased our tickets as a group with the express purpose of making it a dress-up event. I chose to be the Sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khaljī, who is the villain of the piece in the movie Padmaavat. A sea of red, pink, yellow, green ranis dazzled the entrance of...
Bay Area Women Celebrate “Padmaavat” in Style!

Bay Area Women Celebrate “Padmaavat” in Style!

I found newfound respect for my wife and for other women who joined her at the Padmavati event held in Silicon Valley last week. All of you planned out elaborate costumes to wear along with ethnic jewelry, and this was only part of the reason for my admiration. What...
Top 10 Movies of 2017

Top 10 Movies of 2017

Crashing Thunderbolts, Crooning Jailbirds and Sizzling Sixers 2017 witnessed an unusual number of sequels (Golmaal Again, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Judwaa 2, Baahubali: The Conclusion) and remakes (Hindi Medium, Ittefaq, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan), and judging by the box...
Deepika Padukone on “Padmavati”: “We Will Not Live in Fear.”

Deepika Padukone on “Padmavati”: “We Will Not Live in Fear.”

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone is Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film, based on a story by Malik Muhammad Jayasi set in 1540 A.D.   Deepika Padukone (DP) took some time to chat about her hopes and fears with India Currents Culture and Media critic...
The House of Boo

The House of Boo

GOLMAAL AGAIN. Director: Rohit Shetty. Players: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Parineeti Chopra, Shreyas Talpade, Tushar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Prakash Raj. Music: Amaal Maalik, S. Thaman, D.J. Chelas, Abhishek Arora. Hindi w/ Eng. sub-titles....
The Burqa Slippers

The Burqa Slippers

SECRET SUPERSTAR. Director: Advait Chandan. Players: Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun, Tirth Sharma, Kabir Sajid. Music: Amit Trivedi. Hindi, Gujarati and Eng. with Eng. sub-titles. Theatrical release (Zee Movies) Aamir Khan’s cinema has become a textbook...