I love Bollywood (so much for originality?). Bollywood, a portmanteau of “Hollywood” and “Bombay” (now called Mumbai), is home to the Hindi film industry. It regularly churns out hundreds of movies every year spanning drama, action, comedy, thrillers and any genre you can think of. While films are a medium to escape reality, many of… Read More Bollywood – we can love it or hate it, but we just can’t ignore it!
I recently binged watched ‘4 more shots please’. I will admit I wasn’t a fan of season 1. While I loved the concept in general, I thought they could do better in terms of the story. I heard mixed reviews of season 2 but was intrigued enough to see it for myself and decide. It didn’t disappoint!… Read More Have you watched “4 more shots please?”
The recently released movie, Thappad (Slap) deserves a review. It is hard hitting and earnest. Spoiler alert! This blog may contain a few details. The movie is set up in Delhi in today’s world and centers around Amrita (Taapsee Pannu). She is from a middle-class family married into a rich business family. Her life in… Read More Thappad – Stop. No more! (Movie Review)
It’s 15 years since the series ended and reruns of the show continue to be popular. I thought my husband and I were exceptions but the number of people I know who still catch episodes of this sitcom amidst all their remaining Netflix / Amazon prime / Hotstar streaming is just astonishing. I come across… Read More What I learnt from F.R.I.E.N.D.S
There are days when I feel overwhelmed and nothing seems to be going right. I often turn to my mother and find that her solutions work. My husband too chips in and it is indeed true that it takes a village to raise a child. I also draw some lessons from reel life. Here are… Read More Movies that every mom should watch
Republic Day is synonymous with the parade full of bright colours, pageantry, defense uniforms, tanks and missiles rolling along the ground and fighter jets surging through the sky, It always sends a feeling of pride through me as I watch how far our nation has come. How did I develop love for my country and… Read More Movies to watch with kids this Republic Day
I am a movie buff and Bollywood holds a special place in my heart. Despite criticism, that Hindi movies are over the top or divorced from reality, here are a few life lessons I learnt from them. 1. Seize the moment – Life is too short and one never knows whether what is there today… Read More Life Lessons that Bollywood taught me #MyFriendAlexa
Sanju has been a much awaited movie. Sanjay Dutt for long has been controversy’s child. A life lived in media’s harsh glare. In the news for the wrong reasons more often than not. This movie, while a biopic, is not exhaustive and only deals with certain elements of his life. The disclaimer at the beginning… Read More Sanju – fact or fiction?
The much hyped “Padmavat” was finally released after its strategic rechristening over the republic day long weekend. The hype was so intense that other big banner movies – Padman and Aiyaary pushed their release dates. I tried hard to get tickets and with much difficulty managed to find 2 tickets! I am based in Chennai… Read More Padmavat – much ado about nothing!