Are crime biopics overrated?

‘Baniye ka dimag aur miyan bhai ki daring’ – lines from movie Raees The movie audiences were literally emotional when Shahrukh Khan is shot down in a police encounter in movie ‘Raees’. Raees was inspired by an infamous bootlegger in Gujarat who was shot down by cops in 90’s. For the poor, Raees is no…

Far from the heartless city

‘Home is where the heart is’ – Quote ‘Koi lauta de mere beetey hue din’ is one of the most memorable songs sung by versatile singer Kishore Kumar. There is so much depth in the lyrics as well as pain in the song. A person yearns for his old happy days requesting someone to bring…

Lanka’s princess – A vengeful vamp or a misunderstood princess

Title of Book – Lanka’s Princess Author – Kavita Kane Publishers – Rupa Publication Genre – Fiction/Mythology ‘The fault lies not in our stars, but in ours’ – Shakespeare On international woman’s day, we accolade, salute and admire the feminine spirit of woman race. For a girl, various mythological figures like Sita, Durga, Urmila, Sati,…

Highly acclaimed gangster movies of Bollywood

In India, youngsters are crazy about three things – cricket, movies and crime. Though profession of movie and cricket is about luck, sportsmanship and glamour, crime is more than that. It takes brains, brawns, luck, money and guts to rule the world. Be it Hollywood or Bollywood, movie industry has glorified crime, gangsters, smugglers, bootleggers,…

Remembering Marilyn

On August 5th, 1962, a crowd of paparazzi swarmed the residence of a noted Hollywood actress who was found dead in her room. The reason of her death was overdose of drugs. Her death is still shrouded in mystery till date. Some investigations say that she committed suicide while some assume that she might have…