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THE ALTERNATIVE INDIAN ROCK GROUP CASSINI’S DIVISION

THE ALTERNATIVE INDIAN ROCK GROUP CASSINI’S DIVISION
THE ALTERNATIVE INDIAN ROCK GROUP CASSINI’S DIVISION Given that the band came together in 2001, how has the journey been? Cassini’s Division: The journey has been a long, and convoluted one. We were one of the first bands in the country to play full slots of exclusively original material (with a couple of covers of bands we enjoyed). Getting an audience hitherto unused to a desi band not playing... 

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE – Review

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE - Review
FILM – FROM PARIS WITH LOVE PRODUCER – LUC BESSON, INDIA OSBORNE, VIRGINIE SILLA DIRECTOR – PIERRE MOREL SCREENPLAY – ADI HASAK STORY – LUC BESSON CAST – JOHN TRAVOLTA, JONATHATN RHYS MEYERS, KASIA SMUTNIK. MUSIC – DAVID BUCKLEY Man and machine, has made for million stories and makes for one yet again. Pierre Morel-directed and Luc Besson-written ‘From Paris with Love’ is that mean... 

Walkaway – Those Pesky Moms

Walkaway – Those Pesky Moms
Walkaway – Those Pesky Moms Director: Shailja Gupta     Cast: Manu Narayan, Samrat Chakrabarti, Pallavi Sharda Walkaway has some fine dramatic moments and the script is definitely not one of them. It gets too repetitive. Consider this co-incidence. We have three male characters and ironically all three of them have the similar problem, an overbearing mother who is out to ruin their relationship... 

Bela Negi- The Continued Emergence of Independent Bollywood Cinema

Bela Negi- The Continued Emergence of Independent Bollywood Cinema
In the recent times Bollywood has witnessed a new breed of filmmakers giving the art of story telling a new dimension. What started of with films such as Bheja Fry, Dasvidaniya and more recently SOCH LO,and Do Dooni Chaar, gets a further kick start by FTII trained director, Bela Negi’s, Daayeh Ya Baayen. This is not  an Art house cinema, this is Commercial and for the masses cinema, just without... 

FILM – LETTERS TO JULIET – Review

FILM – LETTERS TO JULIET - Review
FILM – LETTERS TO JULIET PRODUCER – Ellen Barkin, Mark Canton, Eric Feig, Caroline Kaplan DIRECTOR – Gary Winick WRITER – Jose Rivera,Tim Sullivan CAST – Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave MUSIC – Andrea Guerra Love stories have a few beliefs set in stone. That believers in love are forever moon-struck and looking for romance in every little stone... 

THE OTHER GUYS – Review

THE OTHER GUYS - Review
FILM – THE OTHER GUYS PRODUCER – Gary Sanchez Productions, Mosaic Media Group (as Mosaic),Wintergreen Productions DIRECTOR – Adam Mckay WRITER – Adam Mckay, Chris Henchy CAST – Will Farrell, Mark Walhberg, Samuel Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Eva Mendes. MUSIC – Jon Brion Every organisation, especially public, has two faces. One: the dynamic heroes, the role-models, leaders from the front,... 

HISS – Review

HISS - Review
FILM – HISS PRODUCER – Govind Menon, Vikram Singh, Ratan Jain, William Sees Keenan DIRECTOR – Jennifer Lynch WRITER – Jennifer Lynch CAST – Mallika Sherawat, Irrfan Khan, Divya Dutta, Jeff Doucette, Mallika Sherawat’s body double. MUSIC – Alexander von Bubenheim ‘Hiss’, the Mallika Sherwat-Jennifer Lynch film about the legend of the dreaded snake-woman is a spiritually draining experience.... 

Abhishek Sharma – The Budget Conscious Debutant Director

Abhishek  Sharma – The Budget Conscious Debutant Director
Abhishek  Sharma – The Budget Conscious Debutant Director Tere Bin Laden was one of those films that came out of nowhere and became a commercial success in India. Here we talk to the director of the film Abhishek Sharma. That rare breed of directors, whose first time film, was a big commercial success and to top it all, a producers dream come true, he actually challenges the budget of the... 

Ramayana – Review

Ramayana – Review
FILM – Ramayana PRODUCER – Deepa Sahi, Maya Digital Media DIRECTOR – Chetan Desai SCREENPLAY – Chetan Desai and Rituraj Tripathi DIALOGUES – Rituraj Tripathi VOICES – Manoj Bajpai, Juhi Chawla, Ashutosh Rana, Mukesh Rishi MUSIC – Sharang Dev Pandit ‘Bakwaas’ is hindi slang for ‘rubbish’. It is difficult to imagine the word ‘rubbish’ figuring in Homer’s Illiad yet it passes... 

Knockout – Review

Knockout – Review
FILM – Knockout PRODUCER –Sohail Maklai DIRECTOR – Mani Shanker WRITER – Mani Shanker DIALOGUES – Shiraz Ahmed CAST – Sanjay Dutt, Irrfan Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Sushant Singh MUSIC – Gourav Dasgupta L.K.Advani has been reported to have had tears by the end of Knockout. No, it is definitely that bad. Puns aside, it is not bad at all. And for a remake, it is quite absorbing, even true to... 

Aakrosh – Review

Aakrosh – Review
FILM – Aakrosh PRODUCER – Kumar Mangat DIRECTOR – Priyadarshan WRITER – Robin Bhatt, Aakash Khurana CAST – Ajay Devgan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Reema Sen. MUSIC – Pritam Chakraborty Loud, feverish and soul-less, is by far the best way to describe this film that aches to be as potently arousing as Mississippi Burning (its soul and blood sibling, the identical twin, if we may) was.... 

DIRECTOR JOSEPH MATHEW TALKS ABOUT BOMBAY SUMMER

DIRECTOR JOSEPH MATHEW TALKS ABOUT BOMBAY SUMMER
Q1) Tell us a little about Bombay Summer ? This idea about a film set in contemporary urban India and youth culture was brewing in my mind for quite some time. I grew up in India and spent my youth there. I really wanted to distill some of my experiences and observations while putting it into a modern Indian context . I think young people connect differently in India. There seems to be this intensity... 

Sunaina Gulia Takes part in AXN’s Amazing Race – Asia -4

Sunaina Gulia Takes part in AXN's Amazing Race - Asia -4
Q1) A little about your journey to become an actor and how did that come about? Since the age of 10, I wished to be an actor.. But never thought it was possible.. That was the dream but in ‘real’ life I thought I would end up doing an MBA or something!! Well I am living my ‘dream’ now.. Goes to show that anything can happen if you believe, and keep at it!! I started modelling... 

The American – Review

The American - Review
FILM – The American PRODUCER – Anne Carey, George Clooney , Jill Green, Grant Heslov, Ann Wingate DIRECTOR – Anton Corbijin SCREENPLAY – Rowan Joffe (Based on the book ‘A very private gentleman’ by Martin Booth) CAST – George Clooney, Irina Björklund, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacell MUSIC – Herbert Grönemeye ‘A very private gentleman’ is perhaps the best description of this film... 
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