Category Archives: Film Review

Aaja Nachle, 2007

Directed by Anil Mehta, Story by Aditya Chopra It is clear that this film is solely a Madhuri Dixit vehicle, and by vehicle I mean advertising bicycle cart that she rides while shouting through a megaphone, twirling her so-2008 neck … Continue reading

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Om Shanti Om, 2007

Directed, screenplay, and story by Farrah Khan Isn’t it fun to hang out with a friend and talk entirely in in-joke-speak? And isn’t it equally as not-fun to hang out with two other friends that spend the whole conversation making … Continue reading

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, 1995

Directed and screenplay by Aditya Chopra Though the romantic plot of this phenomenally successful film is tired, the details getting the characters into the plot were charmingly different at the time. Both leads were children of Indians living in Britain. … Continue reading

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“Bollywood Homicide” Psych 4.6

You can watch the opening theme song here. Hulu has disabled embedding in a way that wordpress allows . This episode was classic Psych through and through, from Shawn’s heckling of Lassiter (“Really? You’re down to hair jokes now?”), to … Continue reading

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Baiju Bawra, 1952

Directed by Vijay Bhatt This is a lovely story based on legend which was based on fact. When Baiju (Bharat Bhushan) is a young boy, his father, a classical/folk musician, is killed (in a scene that appears to be more … Continue reading

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Mughal-e-Azam, 1960

Directed and screenplay by K. Asif The plot for this movie comes from the legend of Prince Salim. The staging (very set-specific) of this film is a relic of the time, but this has the advantage now of heightening the … Continue reading

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Parinda, 1989

Directed and story by Vidhu Vinod Chopra Much is made of this film, especially in terms of its directing—the cinematography, the music, the images the camera dwells on. I found these qualities irritating—it was like Bollywood trying to prove that … Continue reading

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