Category Archives: Movies

Slumdog Millionaire: Where Bollywood Meets Hollywood

Title: Slumdog Millionaire Starring: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Irfan Khan, Freida Pinto Director: Danny Boyle I found Vikas Swarup’s  book Q&A to be extremely creative and entertaining.  The film Slumdog Millionaire  builds on the main

Movie Review: Outsourced

Title: Outsourced Starring: Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker This is one of the many movies based on the topic of outsourcing. In hindsight it would perhaps have been more timely to release this film now (in

Movie Review: Veruthe Oru Bhariya

Title: Veruthe Oru Bhariya Starring: Jayaram, Gopika Language: Malayalam This film is a family drama set in small town Kerala which starts with plenty of promise but fizzles out in the end. It revolves around

Kuselan: $20 per ticket!

There is little doubt that the overseas market for Indian films is huge and is constantly growing. Over the years a number of films have had simultaneous releases in India and overseas. These days this

Movie Review: Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Title: Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Starring: Imran Khan, Genelia D’Souza Language: Hindi Direction: Abbas Tyrewala Imran Khan – another chocolate hero, another Khan, enters Bollywood, this time introduced by none other than the chocolate

Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda

Title: Kung Fu Panda Animated film from Dreamworks I remember a time when I could not imagine being able to sit through an entire animated film. Over time this view has completely changed. Many of

Movie Review: Dasavatharam – A Ten-fold Disaster

Title : Dasavatharam (Meaning: Ten Avatars) Starring : Kamalahasan, Asin Direction : K. S. Ravikumar The thought of a movie where a single actor plays ten different roles does raise some basic questions about how

Bollywood Goes Blogging

Bollywood stars seems to have taken to blogging. Leading Bollywood actor Amir Khan now has a blog. His recent post included lines like, “Shahrukh is licking my feet and I am feeding him biscuits every

Movie Review: Kadhaparayumbol

Title: Kadhaparayumbol ("While Telling A Story") Language : Malayalam Starring : Srinivasan, Mamooty, Meena Srinivasan’s golden touch continues. His ability to churn out scripts that have the right blend of commercial value and realistic themes

Movie Review: Kite Runner

Title: Kite RunnerStarring: Mostly unknown actorsDirection: Marc Forster The movie is based on the hugely successful book by the same title written by Khaled Hosseini. If you have read the book, you will notice that