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6 Video Clips of Nawazuddin Siddiqui before Kahaani and Gangs of Wasseypur happened

2012 was supposed to be the year, when the world sees its end. And amongst all those hopeless predictions about ‘doomsday’, 9th March, 2012 marked a significant date in Indian cinema. The movie Kahaani was released and Bollywood got a new fan-following – Nawazuddin Siddiqui announced his arrival. However, not many of us realized that…

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…

8 Lessons for Life From Anurag Kashyap’s Journey in Bollywood

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Anurag Kashyap. The man, who is hailed as the torchbearer of Indian independent cinema, is not just an inspiration for filmmakers but his journey in Bollywood gives us many things to ponder on. From sweeping the premises of Prithvi Cafe to walking the red carpet at…

4 Critically Acclaimed Movies of 2016 that Every Movie-Buff should Watch

In the era of ‘100 crore cinema’ or should we say ‘1000 crore cinema’ (Baahubali 2: The Conclusion cake-walked all the records set by any Indian movie), the ‘box office’ collections of a movie are the measure of its quality. Many of us rush to the theaters reading a headline that glorifies the first day…

5 Bollywood Films That Dared to Break the Social Stereotype

Bollywood films, since time immemorial, have been under the hammer for promoting clichés, well, as an ardent lover of movies, I won’t dare to differ. But, for a person who has a knack for seeing movies beyond what is showcased on the screen, let me tell you before you think Bollywood and stereotypes are synonymous,…

3 Bollywood Movies that got Sports Stars the Fame they deserved

Filmmakers can be inspired by anything and everything. Be it a random conversation with a girl in a bus (the character of Geet essayed by Kareena Kapoor Khan in Jab We Met was inspired by a girl whom Imtiaz Ali spoke to while traveling in a bus) or a novel – filmmakers always find a…

You might know these popular movies by their actors and directors but do you know who wrote them?

“Main toh kehta hun aap purush hi nahi hain, mahapurush hain mahapurush!” … “Suno suno duniya k logo, sabse badaa hai mr. Gogo” – how many times have we recollected this iconic dialogue from the cult classic Andaz Apna Apna and had a laughter riot. Even after decades of their release, the recall value of…

Small Beginnings to Huge Successes – 4 Sleeper Hits of Bollywood

We live in a time when big-budget commercial cinema is what most actors and directors run after. It hardly takes any efforts for a masala movie with a popular star cast to become a huge box office success. This makes it all the more difficult for new entrants, may it be directors or actors, to…

The Rise and Fall of Sarkar – A Refresher

“Mujhe joh sahi lagta hai main karta hoon … woh chahe bhagwan ke khilaaf ho, samaaj ke khilaaf ho, police, kanoon … yah phir poore system ke khilaaf kyun na ho” – A deep-throated voice utters to his enemies without even an ounce of fear. No screaming! No violence! Just his voice shook up his…

Actors Who Just Don’t Seem To Age

Some actors seem to have taken Pablo Picasso’s quote ‘We don’t grow older, we grow riper,’ way too seriously. With a number of new entrants and young, talented faces in the Indian film industry, there are few yesteryear’s actors who are superstars in their own right, and still play lead or second lead roles but…

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