What could make members of a strong, developing nation to take pride in calling themselves ‘anti-national’? Something must be rotting. Make sure it’s not your soul, that died a blind death.Read more "How a ‘Tolerant India’ Made Indians #AntiNational"
In the past few days, I have received hundreds of messages seeking thousands of passes for one of Asia’s biggest motor show, the Auto Expo 2016. Being a biennial event, the excitement and hype associated with the show naturally remains high. And when people get high, they steer out of track. This year, I got the […]Read more "Dear Auto Expo Exhibitors, I am Sorry"
The film stands out for the slick action and raw storytelling. Arijit Singh jumps once in a while to say, “Hello, Bollywood”, otherwise the film does fine to maintain the realism.Read more "Picture Post-Mortem: Airlift"
Dilwale had a lot of hype going for it. It was everywhere. NASA has also apparently claimed to find traces of Dilwale on Mars. Lifeless traces though.Read more "Picture Post-Mortem: Dilwale"
Tamasha is not for everyone. This is perhaps the most used / abused term this year, after ‘India is intolerant’, of course.
Tamasha captures the struggle of existence – to be or not to be. To stay put or run away. To get dictated, or start living.Read more "Picture Post-Mortem: Tamasha"
“Bhaiyya, how long do you drive through the day?” I asked Lokesh Singh, the driver, my eyes still glazed to the windowpanes. “Sir, I start at 6 AM and drive till 12 in the night,”came the reply.
I bolted out of my lazy slump and turned towards him. I found his eyes in the rear-view mirror. His eyes were squinted, with creases at the ends that told me he was smiling. I kept looking at him. He sensed my interest and started his story.Read more "A Great Story, Made in India"
“Main waapas aagaya. Main waapas aagya”
With these auspicious lines, and the blessings of revered Sanskaar guru, Mr. Sooraj Barjatya, I bring back my #PicturePostMortem. It’s been months since I wrote one, and I think it’s ghar-waapsi time. Pranaam!Read more "Picture Post-Mortem: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo"