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

Apoorva Sagodharargal : Kamal Haasan’s post-modern masala classic remains a towering achievement

Kamal Haasan, who turned Sixty five recently, has completed sixty years in the film industry.His Apoorva Sagodharargal(1989), which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, was a milestone in his career , in which he essayed triple roles , both, in front and behind the camera. A Honest police officer arrests a gang of ruthless criminals. In … Continue reading Apoorva Sagodharargal : Kamal Haasan’s post-modern masala classic remains a towering achievement

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.

Amitabh Bachchan in Don and Mohanlal in Chithram: Two Superstars, Two seminal Films, Two Iconic roles

Amitabh Bachchan’s Don and Mohanlal’s Chithram, 2 Iconic films of  the 2 most beloved superstars as well as the greatest actors of the country celebrate their 40th and 30th anniversary respectively this year. Here is a look back Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal made their debut in movies almost a decade apart. Bachchan in 1969 with … Continue reading Amitabh Bachchan in Don and Mohanlal in Chithram: Two Superstars, Two seminal Films, Two Iconic roles

Amar Akbar Anthony – Mother India’s children

This was my ode to Amar Akbar Anthony, one of the greatest masala films ever made. Particularly poignant due to the recent death of Actor and Screenwriter Kader Khan who was one of the creative forces behind this film To talk about the greatness of Amar Akbar Anthony is to talk about the genius of Manmohan Desai. … Continue reading Amar Akbar Anthony – Mother India’s children