Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrated her 44th birthday on November 1; the event was marked by low-key celebrations in view of the demise of her father, Krishnaraj Rai, earlier this year. As it is, Aish does not usually go for glitzy, high-decibel celebrations on her birthday. She prefers to spend time quietly with her family and

November 2, 1965 – yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is the day the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, was born. Every year, the superstar celebrates his birthday in style; this year was no exception. If anything, it was even more glamorous and fun, for the Khans had decided to go to their farmhouse in

Rukh Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Adarsh Gourav, Smita Tambe Director: Atanu Mukherjee Rating: 3.5/5 There are movies that are about action and/or special effects, and there are movies that are about content – love, betrayal, revenge, and the like.  And then there are movies that defy bracketing. Rukh is one of those. It is all about

If there’s one thing bigger than marriage in India, it is child-birth. No sooner are you married than you are expected to produce a child. But what if the child, or just pregnancy, were to precede the marriage? Generally, all hell breaks loose. Yes, in this day and age, even in urban India, getting pregnant

Well, the much-awaited trailer of Bollywood is out now. The trailer of comedian Kapil Sharma’s film Firangi is out and it is nothing like his Bollywood debut, Abbas-Mustan’s 2015 romantic comedy Kis Kisko Pyar Karoon. The film is directed by Rajiv Dhingra, Firangi also stars Ishita Dutta and Monica Gill in pivotal roles. The three-minute

Comedian Kapil Sharma is back in the news – this time for the right reasons. His second movie, Firangi, will hit the theatres on November 24. Kapil made his debut in Bollywood in 2015 with Kis Kis Ko Pyar Karoon. It was a romantic comedy, directed by Abbas Mustan, and produced by Abbas Mustan, Ganesh

The secret, truly, is out – The Secret Superstar is as much about Zaira Wasim as it is about Aamir Khan, Meher Vij, Tirth Sharma and Kabir Sajid. When Aamir Khan embarks on a project, we know something worthwhile, often something magical, is on its way. Something that will stay with us long after the

Well, Golmaal again has finally is the screwball comedy franchise that has been kept alive for the last eleven years. Reruns on satellite channels always make you chuckle, no matter from which point you catch the film. Like its previous installments, this one too has moments of unadulterated fun. Well if you want to

Every now and then, the Hindi film industry brings to us incredible cinema that inspires and awes. When you see movies such as Lagaan, 3 Idiots, Taare Zameen Par, Iqbal, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Black, Wake up, Sid, and the like, you don’t forget them in a hurry. They tend to stay with you and influence

As previously discussed in this space, nepotism in Bollywood is an established reality. The ones who took advantage of it will be the last people to admit as much! Seriously, all we expect from them is an acknowledgment of the fact. We do not grudge them their easy entry into Hindi films, but to turn