Deewaar: Amitabh Bachchan’s career-defining performance is deeply moving in its truthfulness and electrifying in its theatricality

Amitabh Bachchan, India's greatest movie superstar and one of its greatest screen actors, was born on October 11, 1942. Celebrating Bachchan's 78th birthday with some thoughts on his greatest screen performance from Deewaar (1975). Amitabh Bachchan's performance in Deewaar (1975) is one of the greatest in mainstream Indian cinema, if not the greatest. When i … Continue reading Deewaar: Amitabh Bachchan’s career-defining performance is deeply moving in its truthfulness and electrifying in its theatricality

Hey Ram: In Kamal Haasan’s modern Ramayana, Lord Ram turns Travis Bickle in a quixotic quest for vengeance against Gandhi

Kamal Haasan's magnum opus Hey Ram(1999) is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year. Kamal wrote, produced and directed this film, apart from playing the lead role.The film is set during a tumultuous period in Indian history, starting with the communal riots of 1946 and ending with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi Maa Nishada Pratistham Tvamagamahsāsvati … Continue reading Hey Ram: In Kamal Haasan’s modern Ramayana, Lord Ram turns Travis Bickle in a quixotic quest for vengeance against Gandhi

War : Hrithik Roshan is back with a bang in this satisfying mix of masala and Hollywood

After a series of disappointing films, Hrithik Roshan is back in form with Yashraj Productions' latest film War, which co-stars Tiger Shroff   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ0mzXRk-oM Hrithik Roshan's career is one of the strangest that i have seen in contemporary Indian cinema (or for that matter world cinema). After making one of the most sensational movie debuts … Continue reading War : Hrithik Roshan is back with a bang in this satisfying mix of masala and Hollywood

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar : Exploring Bachchan’s ‘Devdas’ through its gorgeous songs.

Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas has been adapted multiple times for the screen . The first one was with K.L.Sehgal in the lead. The most popular one is with Dilip Kumar playing the eponymous hero , which is considered one of the greatest screen performances. There was a Telugu version with A. Nageshwara Rao in the … Continue reading Muqaddar Ka Sikandar : Exploring Bachchan’s ‘Devdas’ through its gorgeous songs.

Kaala Patthar: Amitabh Bachchan is Gritty, Grungy and Great in this Salim-Javed scripted disaster drama

Amitabh Bachchan and Salim Javed are like our Olivier and Shakespeare .They are the greatest Actor - Writer collaboration in Hindi film history. Even in world cinema, it's rare to find a combo like this, who practically came up together, each complementing the other. They brought in a completely new aesthetic to Hindi films which … Continue reading Kaala Patthar: Amitabh Bachchan is Gritty, Grungy and Great in this Salim-Javed scripted disaster drama

Sharaabi : Amitabh Bachchan is Intoxicating

India has never seen a bigger  movie star than Amitabh Bachchan. His first movie performance was in Saath Hindustani released in 1969, which means, that this is his 50th year as a movie actor. To commemorate this auspicious moment. i intend to write a series of pieces on my favorite films of his. I start with Sharaabi, as … Continue reading Sharaabi : Amitabh Bachchan is Intoxicating