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While Irrfan, Kay Kay and Nawaz have cemented their places as actors who command their own space even in the presence of an Amitabh Bachchan or a Salman Khan, there is an interesting breed of talented performers who may not get too much screen time, but have slowly and steadily made an impression with their impactful performances.
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This year has been special for Bollywood. As someone who follows movies very closely, I have witnessed a breath of fresh air in Hindi cinema of late, with our filmmakers trying to be more experimental, inventive and courageous than they have ever been. So, here is my pick of 10 must-watch Bollywood movies from 2015 that combine food for thought with cinematic flair.
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The year has been an interesting one so far, with many medium-budget, content-driven films working beyond the conventional urban markets. At the other end of the spectrum, superstars and studios, too, finally seemed to realise that it would take much more than a few action scenes and item songs to go past the 100 crore mark, and it looks like the remake mantra is officially on its way out. Here's a throwback to the best films of 2015 so far.
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Of all the many different things that Radhika Apte did not expect would happen to her this year, being part of a 12-city-tour to promote her new film Manjhi – The Mountain Man is the one that seems to...
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Here is my pick of five unconventional movies from 2015 that you ought to check out - that is if you haven't already. I have considered various factors before closing-in on these films. First and foremost, considerable importance has been given to films that offer some food for thought and have cinematic flair in addition to being socially relevant.
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The first quarter of 2015 is already behind us and Bollywood is yet to see a blockbuster this year. But while the 200-crore-club may have to wait a little longer for a new entrant (the Khans do not have a release till the second half of the year), it's been a good year for plot-driven-movies. And like always, there are already many lessons for the trade and stars about our ever-so-unpredictable ticket-paying janta.
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The first quarter of this year has begun fairly well for Bollywood. The movies that have been acclaimed by critics also reaped rewards at the box office. Films like Baby, Badlapur, Dum Laga Ke Haisha,...
The best scene in Badlapur is its very first. We’re at Pune’s MG Road (or Main Street as die-hard Punekars still call it, referenced later in the movie) and a number of seemingly insignificant events...