Tag "bollywood"

Trailer: Salman Khan Wrestles With Fate In SULTAN

Salman Khan is back on the big screen this Eid with his new film Sultan. Sultan tells the story of a washed up wrestler fighting for redemption. It's the kind of comeback story that Hollywood has filmed a million times,... More »
By J Hurtado   

Review: In FAN, Shah Rukh Khan Desperately Seeks Himself

The Bollywood film industry is a notoriously incestual beast. Film culture is so much a part of the Indian psyche that films are referenced and cross-referenced across all forms of communication from the visual and performing arts to political discourse... More »
By J Hurtado   

WTF Is This? Turkey Goes Bollywood In BIR BABA HINDU

In my years following the cinema of India, from big budget blockbusters to no-budget crapfests, I've seen some weird shit. However, nothing from India has come close to preparing me for the mind-bending collision that is Turkey's Bollywood-style musical comedy... More »
By J Hurtado   

Review: In FITOOR, Bollywood Places Beauty Above Substance, Again

Abhishek Kapoor's Fitoor, a Kashmir set adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, marks yet another step on the downward spiral that is the modern Bollywood blockbuster. I hate to write lines like that, I've invested quite a bit of time and... More »
By J Hurtado   

Akshay Kumar Returns In SINGH IS BLIING Trailer; Nonsense Ensues

Back in 2008, Akshay Kumar set the Indian box office on fire with Singh Is Kinng. That film introduced filmgoers to Akshay's Harpreet Singh, a guileless Sikh do-gooder who gets caught up in mafia shenanigans. It also featured Akshay rapping... More »
By J Hurtado   

BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING Trailer Hints At An Epic World Of Love And Violence

Today is the day! After nearly two years of waiting the first theatrical trailer for SS Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Beginning is live! I've seen Rajamouli's last five films, so I had some idea of his capabilities going in, however, this looks... More »
By J Hurtado   

Mini Teaser Alert! First BAAHUBALI Teaser Is Here!

The world is watching as SS Rajamouli's medieval epic Baahubali creeps closer to worldwide release this July. We've been waiting patiently for a real trailer for almost two years no, and while it seems we'll have to wait a couple... More »
By J Hurtado   

Review: DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY, A Reimagining Of The Bengali Sherlock Holmes

Sometimes I loathe the expectations with which I burden myself.Dibakar Banerjee's latest film, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, is a period piece that focuses on the origin of India's greatest literary sleuth. The Byomkesh Bakshy character comes from the many works of... More »
By J Hurtado   

Trailer Alert! BOMBAY VELVET From Anurag Kashyap First Look Here

The first trailer for Anurag Kashyap's upcoming Bombay Velvet is finally here.The film, Kashyap's follow up to his critically acclaimed dark thriller Ugly, is a period gangster piece set in '60s Bombay. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, who appears to... More »
By J Hurtado   

Bollywood Week Coming To Cancún, Mexico

The Mexican city of Cancún is set to host film productions from India in the near future and so it is organizing the first Bollywood Week outside of the United States in June. Cancún wants to let the Indian film... More »

J Hurtado's 13 Favorite Indian & Pakistani Films Of 2013-2014

I know, I know. It's cheating to have two years represented in my year end list. However, I didn't get a chance to make my lists last year, and these films deserve your notice.2012 was a banner year for Indian... More »
By J Hurtado   

Review: HAPPY NEW YEAR, Quick-Witted Candyfloss For The Spectacle Inclined

Say what you want about Farah Khan, the woman knows what it takes to make a good looking movie.The director of Happy New Year appears to have gotten her groove back after the disastrous multi-million dollar escapade that was Tees... More »
By J Hurtado   

Bollywood's Greatest Adventure Returns To The Big Screen With SHOLAY 3D In January 2014!

This is Bollywood.There is no film that has more deeply ingrained itself into the Indian collective consciousness as Ramesh Sippy's epic Eastern Western, Sholay. Initially a critical and box office failure, the film quickly became the all-time highest grossing film... More »
By J Hurtado   

Saif Ali Khan & Vidyut Jamwal Clash In BULLETT RAJA Trailer

First of all, that is a terrible poster. What the hell were they thinking?Anyway, Tigmanshu Dhulia returns to the director's chair after the critically acclaimed Paan Tomar Singh and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster with a more standard looking masala film,... More »
By J Hurtado   

Review: YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA 2 Goes Any Which Way But Good

A couple of years ago, Bollywood legend Dharmendra (Sholay) put together a wacky comedy starring himself and his two movie star sons, Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol. That film was called Yamla Pagla Deewana (Nutty, Looney, Crazy) and was a... More »
By J Hurtado   

Review: GO GOA GONE Goes Great Guns, Gets Gasps And Giggles

Color me genuinely shocked. I went to to Bollywood's first zombie comedy with very low expectations and came out completely enthused about the finished product. Directorial team Raj & DK took a lot of very broad references and influences and... More »
By J Hurtado   

Trailer Alert: BOMBAY TALKIES Gathers Bollywood's Brightest Lights

Bombay Talkies is a project that I'd heard about in passing, but never really paid much attention to until now. The film is a collaborative work between several of the highest profile directors and performers in Bollywood, and it actually... More »
By J Hurtado   

Trailer For GO GOA GONE Signals The Beginning Of Bollywood's Zombie Apocalypse

India may be the last major film territory onto which cinematic zombies have yet to be unleashed, but that's all coming to an end very soon with a virtual flood of zombie films set to hit Indian cinema screens this... More »
By J Hurtado   

Review: THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 Is A Brutally Violent And Vapid Exercise In Grotesquery

There was a time when a new Ram Gopal Varma film was a thing to anticipate with great hopes. It can be difficult to remove the artist from the art, however, Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) has made a career of... More »
By J Hurtado   

India's VISHWAROOPAM Gets Muted By Malaysia

Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam is returning to cinemas in Malaysia -- but only after muting brief sections of the film that disturbed some Muslim viewers. The film was yanked from Malaysian theaters the day after it opened on January 25, even... More »
By Peter Martin   
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