Placebo Screening : Zero MM Film Festival

It has been the most discussed documentary film in its four years of making. Placebo, which made its international premier last year November, is now competing for the audience choice award at the prestigious HotDocs, North America’s largest documentary film festival. “The other Indian films in the section are all making their world premier, as…

Notice..

My blog is just a platform where i write things that say what I want to say. In the process i do use a lot of external links and references. Most of the time I refer them, but i recently forgot to properly refer last post of mine. Please let me know if any reference…

Tamasha : Imtiaz Ali did it again

Everyone I know asked me the same question today. How was Tamasha? Its Imtiaz Ali, A R Rahman, Irshad Kamil : Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. A movie couldn’t ask for a better team to work with and as viewers, its all of ours dream come true. Well. Let me start by saying. Tamasha isn’t…

Jessica Jones : A welcome departure

“Late last week, Marvel took a sledgehammer to our preconceived notions about how far it would push the boundaries of the television medium. Jessica Jones is dark, brutal, tragic and unburdened by inhibitions. It asks questions that you don’t want answers to and it revels in sex and violence in a way that no Marvel…

In Paris they ask the right questions

Originally posted on Natalia Antonova:
In Paris they ask the right questions: “Cognac, armagnac, or calvados?” And, “Why are your eyes so blue?” “Do you know how to get back home?” “Is it finally time to kiss you?” If the black hole in the center of the galaxy Is stoppering up a drainage pipe That leads…

Gulzar’s Lakeerein : A revelation

Revelation : Thesaurus.com defines the word revelation as the following:  rɛvəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun  a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others. the divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence. I shall choose Gulzar for me as the latter meaning as calling the wok of Gulzar Saab, is divine….

Things I learnt from One Tree Hill : Peyton Sawyer

I was only 17 when I saw One Tree HIll for the first time. But i knew then, Peyton  Sawyer was who I related to the most. SHe was this intense girl with wild curly hair and great taste in music. That’s all i understood about her in the first look but i knew she…

Nicolas Ouchenir : Fashion’s Right Hand Man

I’ve often come across many faded and dog-eared postcards at antique shows with hand-written messages barely legible on the back. What’s always surprising is how elegant and expressive everyone’s handwriting seems to have been 100 years ago. There was a time when every postcard, contract, or love letter was a thing of beauty – giving…

Rock and Roll : The Revolution that stayed

For a very long time now, I have been wondering about what is it about the times today that nothing and nobody holds conviction, and if they do, it doesn’t last for a very long period of time. I saw the Hindi movie Rockstar a month back and the song Sadda Haq, stood for so…

Subcultures : Where are they now???

PART I : “Subcultures are meaning systems, modes of expression or life styles developed by groups in subordinate structural positions in response to dominant meaning systems, and which reflect their attempt to solve structural contradictions rising from the wider societal context” says Michael Brake. The significance of subcultures for their participants is that they offer…