‘Dreams’ by Akira Kurosawa – the auteur one

Having established a legacy in film making, Akira Kurosawa’s final years as a film maker has been rather mysterious in terms of his cinematic products. He went beyond what was conventionally acceptable as a film during the time and made ‘Dreams’, a compendium of his own dreams depicted in illustrative ways in eight different vignettes.... Continue Reading →

Indian Cinema and the Academy Awards

One of my students asked me to discuss this topic in class, and I assume it came from the then relevant Bollywood controversy centring the ace music director AR Rahman. The loved musician, commonly known for his dignified and calm demeanour, ended up tweeting against the Bollywood lobby that has been trying to defame him,... Continue Reading →

The best thing about Bollywood movies

I belong that category of people who have a lot to criticise about Bollywood cinema. And there’s no disapproving that category – there is in fact quite a lot of things we can pick out as wrong or unnatural when it comes to Hindi cinema. However, it doesn’t rule out the fact that there are... Continue Reading →

Bohemian Rhapsody

Impersonating a legendary figure years after his death in a manner that reminds all viewers of him is definitely a testimony to the acting abilities of an actor. Bohemian Rhapsody, as far as I could see, was a lot about Rami Malek and his incredible impersonation of Freddie Mercury. And then, all about Freddie Mercury.... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑