‘Kinara’ Is Akin to Reading a Mellow, Atmospheric Novel

Gulzar’s Kinara is special. One of the reasons being Hema Malini who is in her elements here. Not without that quintessential south Indian fragrance she brings in, Kinara is comfort zone for her. There is dance, emotions that fluctuate from mild to heavy-duty. There’s also some great music and an easy-breezy way of […]

“Kareeb”… Because there’s great beauty in simplicity!

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Kareeb released in July 1998. Based on a story penned by Chopra’s mother-in-law Kamna Chandra, the film is about two simple individuals in love. Simplicity is the catchword for Kareeb. It is a tale of simpletons. Their tribulations aren’t larger than life. The surroundings, the music, the production […]

Raise your hands, if you love Jaan-e-mann’s music…

Shirish Kunder’s debut directorial venture Jaan-e-Mann released during Diwali 2006. The film’s soulful soundtrack was set to tune by maverick composer Anu Malik with words penned by veteran lyricist Gulzar. Jaan-e-mann had two of our macho heroes court the beautiful leading lady in grandiose. Pitted against another biggie flick, where a traditionally love-struck […]

10 luminous characters, one gifted actor – Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala – One of the finest female actors commercial Indian cinema has ever seen. A face that could launch a thousand beauty brands – ethereal is too small a word to describe her. Blessed with a gorgeous pair of dove-like eyes, powerful dialogue delivery and a strong screen presence, she reigned […]

‘Sparsh’: A Classic ’80s Romance Garnished With Chemistry and Simplicity

Sparsh– The most effortless film viewing can ever get. You feel a breeze while the wind blows, a whiff of the heroine’s perfume’s scent when the hero mentions it. Sensitive to the core, the movie speaks a beautiful language of love, care and empathy. 1980s was perhaps the best decade for […]