Films

Love in the Ruins

Love in the Ruins

Devdas Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Players: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Vijayendra, Kiron Kher. Music: Ismail Darbar. Lyrics: Nusrat Badr. Theatrical release with English subtitles, (Eros). As an Indian screen and stage fixture...

NRI Number One

The expatriate in films is nothing new. Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart as the suave, mysterious Rick in Morocco remains the top favorite 60 years after its release in America. Although expat characters’ lives are traditionally painted as being...
Bordering on Greatness

Bordering on Greatness

CHINA TOWN (1962). Before Shakti Samanta turned to making blockbuster tearjerkers (Aradhana, Amar Prem), he was made crafty political thriller and was noted for injecting the Hong Kong influence into Hindi cinema (Singapore, Howrah Bridge). Starring Shammi Kapoor in...
The Dream Team

The Dream Team

It was a heartbreaking moment for the one billion Indians poised to cheer for a victory for Lagaan at the 74th Annual Academy Awards. The winner in the foreign language category was No Man’s Land. Here are excerpts from one-on-one interviews with the director and...