Manvi Sharma

6 Times Paresh Rawal Made Us LOL

Who can forget the man with too many questions in Judaai or the dialogue “Teja Main Hoon, Mark Idhar Hai’ from Andaz Apna Apna? It’s beyond question that no one can match Paresh Rawal’s acting prowess. He has played various different roles like that of a differently-abled man in Raja, a eunuch in Tamanna, a…

Top Ten Movies to Watch With Kids This Summer

The time when swimming pools come alive, beaches are the only go-to destinations and summer camps are something that your kids look forward to. Yes, summer vacations are here, and so, is their excitement! But, what if, you have no plans for your kids, this summer. Well, we have an ideal activity for you to engage…

Banning Bollywood Films, by the Censor Board, is an Age Old Practice!

Censor board in India is notorious for being regressive and taking a step back, whenever it comes to releasing a movie with a strong and powerful message.  Some of these movies were banned because of explicit content, and some for being too women oriented. Some were banned because of the fear of fundamentalists, releasing their…

Cult Comedies of Hindi Cinema

“Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke,” said Steve Martin, the successful American comedian, actor, and playwright. Bollywood comedians from Mehmood to Shakti Kapoor to Johnny Lever, have spent all their lives to solve the mystery of what makes people “die, laughing”. Hindi cinema, over the decades, has produced some timeless…

5 Must-Watch Sports Documentaries of James Erskine, the Director of Sachin: A Billion Dreams

James Erskine is the man of the hour. He is helming a film that is eagerly awaited by a country of a billion people, and perhaps, in every country that’s a part of the global cricketing community. The reason? Erskine’s film recounts the story of one of the greatest sporting icons the world has ever…

An Ode to the ‘Firsts’ of Hindi Cinema

The very mention of the word ‘Bollywood’ evokes a billion thoughts – drama, romance, songs, cliché, Shah Rukh Khan, hysteria, and much more. In its 100+ years of existence, Bollywood has not just entertained and enthralled the cine goers but has also massively influenced lives and the society in general. In what we could like…

Imtiaz Ali’s Heroines – His Muse, His Inspiration

He is known to have redefined modern, urban romances, giving cine-goers new perspectives about relationships in the era of the millennials. Imtiaz Ali, tells his story, almost always, via a female protagonist. It’s the women, who are in a true sense the driving force of his films, they are the muse, the inspiration. Be it…

5 Star Kids Who Couldn’t Make the Most of their Silver Spoon

Struggling actors are dime a dozen in India and if you have to ask any of them what is the best way to make it big in the film industry? They would all scream in a unanimous tone (I, bet) you have to be born in a filmy family. Well, that is a common perception….

It’s High Time Bollywood Does Away with Intervals

You’re watching this horror film at the theater and just when the ‘ghost’ in the movie is about to kill the dog, you break into the interval. NOOOOO! It’s like a 15-minute-long cliffhanger where you just cannot wait to get back to your seat to find out the fate of the adorable little dog. Well,…

Is Bollywood still obsessed with Romeo and Juliet?

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah once said, “The roots may look lost, but every big story in the Hindi film industry is from Shakespeare.” What is striking, is to see the amount of inspiration Bollywood has drawn from the literary works of the great Bard, who crafted most of these plays over four centuries ago. The…

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