Bollywood blockbuster railroads logical storytelling.
Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar often referred to as India’s answer to Tom Cruise, is more Jerry Lewis than Jerry Maguire in his Eid holiday blockbuster, Chennai Express. A loud, lame-brained romantic comedy from the (very) broad...
Friendship drama plays to the fanbase.
Key plot elements will be instantly recognisable to fans of commercial Bollywood fare.
Bollywood sequel a sluggish affair.
There’s a certain kind of shot in a Bollywood film that I always kind of look forward to. Like the glittering glamour close up 'portraits’ from Hollywood’s black-and-white 'Golden Age’, the bit I’m thinking of has a similar function; it’s there...
One can’t help but think that those with substantial interests in Goa, India’s smallest but wildly lucrative state, have allowed themselves to get a little too precious about Rohan Sippy’s Dum Maaro Dum, and its ability to generate controversy. A...
Familiarity with an Indian flavour.
There are times when Bollywood releases feel like a mash-up recreation of the cinematic past, and instances when they hint at being the future. Pradeep Sarkar’s Lafangey Parindey, which had a worldwide release last week, is a typically...

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