Since the pandemic I have been hooked to podcasts. Before that it was mainly listening to songsduring my commute to office, or evening walks or before going to bed. I used to listen a lot of songs on Wynk and later on Jio Saavn. But since last two years I have switched to Spotify. Youtube... Continue Reading →
15th August 1992: 30 Years of Roja and A R Rahman
A R Rahman's first film as a composer, "Roja" released on 15th August 1992...30 years ago on this day! I still remember the sensation created by Roja songs and the beginning of the cult of A R Rahman! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OJBJLSVEho Roja was made in Tamil but it was also dubbed in Hindi. All the songs were... Continue Reading →
Lal Singh Chaddha, Power Of Social Media Trolls And India@75
Aamir Khan's long awaited comeback movie, Lal Singh Chaddha (LSC) finally released on 11th August 2022. Aamir's last movie, Thugs of Hindustan released in 2018 and was an instant disaster. I didn't watch it. After that his next movie was announced as official adaptation of 1994 multiple Academy Awards winning movie Forrest Gump. The Indian... Continue Reading →
Sex/Life, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Dark Desire
Few months back I had watched a romantic (actually erotic) drama on Netflix called "Sex/Life". It's rated one of the top 5 adult web series on Netflix. I watched it again recently with spouse, and that's when I could actually focus on the overall plot and found that it was much similar to Hum Dil... Continue Reading →
Memories by Maroon 5
Here is a very nice song, Memories by band Maroon 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlPhMPnQ58k Thank you M for sharing it with me!
Indian Avengers in 2024?
SRK's next film, Pathan, with Yashraj Films is about a secret agent along with Deepika who is also a secret agent. Salman, as Tiger (another YRF movie) is going to do a cameo. If that succeeds, there would be sequel with these two and War (another YRF movie) star Hrithik may also join. This is... Continue Reading →
One of the positive sides of COVID pandemic has been the outbreak of OTT platforms and umpteen web series and movies and other contents that people have started consuming at massive scale! I have watched some very interesting web series, movies in 2020 and have discovered a whole world of cinema/entertainment. I'll write about it... Continue Reading →
Mask Kho Gaya – Amazing!
Just watched the new song by Vishal (Bhardwaj) and Vishal (Dadlani) called Mask Kho Gaya which is a humorous take on Corona virus and fear of losing the mask. It is so much layered and nuanced and has so many references and slapstick critic on various news/events that happened during the pandemic. Don't miss it...... Continue Reading →
32 Years Of Tezaab And My Movie Journey
I am a movie buff. If I was as prolific with words as Mr. Shashi Tharoor, I would have called myself a "cinephile". Since I'm not, I'll go with a mediocre sibling of cinephile, i.e. a movie buff. I have been watching movies in theatres since ages! Recently I came across the following tweet -... Continue Reading →
25 Years of DDLJ and Rangeela
Yesterday was 25th anniversary of the iconic Hindi film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) which released on 20th October 1995. The movie was hugely popular, probably one of the top 3 most popular movies in Indian cinema and it swept away all popular awards that year. And that's why I actually don't like DDLJ so... Continue Reading →