The thrill of watching a mythological movie in cinema hall

Before the arrival of mythological T.V shows like Ramayana and Mahabharata on Doordarshan channel, movie audiences were eager to watch Hindi mythological movies like Jay Bajrangbali, Jai Santoshi Maa, Nala Damayanti, Har Har Mahadev etc. Mythology was a successful genre in 60’s, 70’s and 80’s era. The mythological movie on Goddess Santoshi Mata was so…

The Dirty Dozen: A glimpse at the thrilling lives of notorious hitmen

Book : The Dirty Dozen: Hitmen of the Mumbai Underworld Author – Gabriel Khan Genre – Non-Fiction/Crime Publishers – Westland Publications Ltd ‘Jiski Nazar Game Se Hati, Samjho Woh Game Se Hata’ – lines from movie ‘Company’ Crime novels are toast of town. Out of 100% readers, seventy percent opt for meaty, racy and action-packed…

Sanju – One man, many lives (Movie Preview)

A large crowd swarmed at the premiere of Sunil Dutt’s directorial venture – Rocky. A nervous debutante, soaked in tears at the recent demise of his mother was making his entry in Hindi cinema. He was the newbie ‘Sanjay Dutt’ but his mother, the late legendary actress Nargisji fondly called him ‘Sanju’. Call it a…

Tagore’s Chokher Bali (A grain of sand)

I was introduced to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s literature through one of his short stories – Kabuliwala which was etched in my mind forever. Since I was more of a comic’s book reader in my school days, I was yet to connect with literature. It is only after reading books of Dickens, R.K.Narayan, Ruskin Bond and…

A Star is born (2018): A romantic musical by Bradley Cooper

Movie – A Star is born Cast – Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Director – Bradley Cooper Entertainment industry can change destiny of struggling talents overnight and the world later says “A star is born”. Be it Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee or Michael Jackson, these aspiring artists weren’t star overnight. There were years of struggle…