Arjun Rampal

Indian protest film plays its safe.
The title references Gandhi, who coined the word, which means something like 'truth force’. The plot – about a popular political movement that aims to reform a cripplingly corrupt bureaucracy – is a fictionalised take on famed India activist Anna...
Weepy Bollywood soap-opera works despite its shortcomings.
One would have thought it damn near impossible to wring anymore gross sentimentality from Chris Columbus’ Stepmom, which featured Susan Sarandon as the cancer-riddled wife and Julia Roberts as the 'other woman’ who must step up to care for...
Bollywood’s mistaken identity farce.
In a slide at the start of Housefull, director Sajid Khan credits as his inspiration Blake Edwards and six Indian filmmakers who were prominent in the 1970s. It wouldn’t have been surprising if he’d added The Three Stooges, Benny Hill and Georges...
Landmark Bollywood blockbuster goes for broke and nails it.
A beautiful, preposterous slab of star-driven Bollywood fantasy, Anubhav Sinha’s Ra.One hits all the right buttons and does so with gusto. Frankly, audiences should expect no less from what is reportedly the most expensive Indian film ever made,...