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He deserves many awards, but for ‘Rustom’?
*Govinda, Govinda, Govinda...GO--VIN--DAH*
Saat Uchakkey, co-written and directed by Sanjeev Sharma, stars an ensemble cast that includes Manoj Bajpayee, Kay Kay Menon, Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Aditi Sharma and Anupam Kher. The movie presents...
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It’s Teachers’ Day. But Barry John, the man famously known as Shah Rukh Khan’s acting guru, is not rejoicing. No celebrity student visits him on this day. Nor on Guru Purnima, a festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. “Except Manoj Bajpayee,” he said, adding, “but he comes on my birthday, because we go back a long way. Manoj is like family to me.”
Solid performances and an engaging story boost this somewhat uneven sports biopic on the world's youngest marathon runner.
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A second-rate filmmaker from the '90s can't take being upstaged by filmmakers whose work has wielded more influence than anything he has done in his career.
Shirish Kunder's short film Kriti, which has been the subject of a controversy for the past week over allegations of plagiarism by Nepalese filmmaker Aneel Neupane, has been removed from YouTube. The...
On June 22, filmmaker Shirish Kunder (Jaan-e-Mann, Joker) released a short film, a psychological thriller titled Kriti on YouTube. The film was carefully marketed online, with a number of celebrities...
The late Rajesh Pillai’s final feature film, Traffic, appears to be this week’s most interesting Hindi release. A remake of his 2011 Malayalam thriller of the same name, which was a great critical and...
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is, as one would read on Wikipedia, India's highest cinematic honour, presented at the National Awards ceremony held annually in New Delhi. Named after the man known as the...
While the current narrative of online conversation has been largely dominated by Shah Rukh Khan's Fan and Salman Khan's Sultan, take a couple of minutes to watch the trailer of Traffic. The film stars...
The biggest challenge was to remain true to the story--to maintain the character's dignity in the film and not reduce him to a caricature. I wanted to show the human side of Professor Siras, and to do that, the biggest challenge was conveying his loneliness and isolation. It's easy to write about isolation and loneliness, but cinematically it's not so easy to show on screen.
NEW DELHI -- Hansal Mehta's latest controversial feature Aligarh is all set to be screened at JNU today which what is at present caught in a row over an event commemorating Afzal Guru's death annivers...
Aligarh--part character study, part courtroom drama laced with powerful social commentary--features a deeply nuanced performance from Manoj Bajpayee. Playing the challenging part of Prof. Siras, Bajpayee succeeds in capturing the complexities of a wounded man ostracized by a hypocritical, self-righteous society which is guilty of embracing dogmas in the name of morality while rejecting humanistic values such as love and compassion.