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Nawazuddin Siddiqui's private detective is probably the best thing about the film.
Films like ‘Dishoom’ are mere entertainers, and perhaps not much should be expected of them to begin with. But Bollywood’s soft power in representing not just India, but what India is about -- politically, socially and economically -- is a very uncelebrated branch of both policy and diplomacy. Unfortunately, more often than not, our films prefer to overlook basic fact-checking and logic to pursue the over-the-top entertainment that sells so well.
On Sunday, Farhan Akhtar posted a picture of the first shot that was rolled for his directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai (2001) on Twitter. August 2000. 15 yrs ago, we rolled this.. the 1st shot of DCH. F...