Thursday, 25 August 2016

Dance, dance...(Dirty Dancing)


Everyone loves the underdog story. How a nondescript personality comes to the forefront and


snatches the glare from front rankers. Emile Ardolino's Dirty Dancing is one such instance. Apparently this 1987 low-budget romantic drama wasn't expected to run more than a week at the theatre, but strangely it went on to become a massive sleeper hit and was also the first film to sell more than a

Monday, 2 May 2016

Dangerous liaison (Fatal Attraction, 1987)



What depths can a woman plunge to for love? I say depths because Alex Forest does not rise in love.






Or should I call it
obsession? She plummets into the most obnoxious and deplorable levels of
behaviour in order to get the due attention from the man she starts believing
she has a right to. These are all her beliefs. On any given day, a mind with a
rational thinking capacity would not like

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Triangle A (Amar Akbar Anthony)




I am not too fond of Manmohan Desai films. Neither do I like Amitabh Bachchan in them. Oh yes! I really don't. The films are loud, hardly have good music, except for a feet-tapping song or two in passing and Amitabh was so in-your-face in them. The other day, I got rebuked by a dear friend for ridiculing the 'Mirror scene' in Amar Akbar Anthony which I'm told that no one else but Amitabh could

Monday, 20 July 2015

Songs that have stayed (Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai)


Yes, yes, yes. My sincere apologies for keeping you all waiting. Those of you who thought I've abandoned this space, well, think again! For, I'm too much a movie-lover to give up this blog of mine. It's taken me time, a lot of time indeed, to come back to it, but here I am, once again. Yes, Malhar's fine. He's now turning three, is as hyperactive as an Energizer Bunny, and extremely (that's an

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A courtesan's tale (Ghungroo)


There are many good things about Ram Sethi's 1983 drama, Ghungroo, as well a few bad. Lets start with the good, because it's not quite recommended to start off with negatives.


The film, a drama set against the backdrop of a royal family, is well-scripted. The editing is quite taut, till the editor looses steam mid-way. The actors do their job quite well. One song seriously stands out for its