Talk With Flag Bearers Of Hindi Cinema: The Directors

By Meghna Yadav | 462 |

By all accounts, 2016 was no great year for Hindi films, particularly if measured in terms of box office or footfalls. What was impossible to overlook however, is sheer variety of cinema that was an offer. The result of an often singular vision of directors, who boldly dared to go where few had gone before. From rousing biopics of rousing public figures to progressive thought-provoking dramas that hammered their message. From compelling recreations of true events, to engaging works of fiction. Some of the year's most interesting films reflected the passion and the commitment of the directors who did not hold back from the fear of failing. Ram Madhvani skillfully evoked the mounting tension within a hijacked flight cabin, literally transporting the viewers to the scene of the harrowing tragedy in Neerja . Nitesh Tiwari took the true story of a has-been wrestler and his two daughters and crafted an epic saga of sport, family and girl power in Dangal. Abhishek Chaubey maintained a tight grip on multiple narratives in Udta Punjab. Creating a powerful portrait of a landscape, marred by drugs. Shakun Batra minds genuine laughs especially tears from the simple premise of a family reunion, delivering an authentic portrait of human frailty in Kapoor and Sons . Ali Abbas Zafar fashioned a moving love-story, at the heart of a sport's film, shrewdly harnessing his superstar's leading man's charisma to carve a flesh and blood character in Sultan . And Karan Johar employed all the trappings of Hindi cinema, including chartbusting songs and heart-throb stars to deliver a fresh perspective on the messy business of unrequited love in ऐ दिल है मुश्किल . Between them, they made some of the best most successful or simply the most talked about films of 2016. The six film makers opened up about the steps they took, to win their actor's trust, the fears they are often crippled by and their cynicism about where the industry is headed, when they assembled to share their thoughts and perspective.

2016 Won't Be Over Until You've Watched These Insanely Underrated Movies

By Vishal Nath | 470 |

It’s almost the end of another astonishing year with a lot of great movies, and it’s been a very significant year for all the movie buffs out there. 2016 came with a lot of movies which people loved and also movies about which people never heard of. This year gave out a lot of great movies like Suicide squad, Captain America: civil war, Dead pool, Doctor strange and many more which gained the attention of the crowd. And here are some movies which are ignored and underrated but have a very strong story line and a stunning script but failed to reach out to the people. We are at a point where we don’t know whether to blindly believe into the ratings or to watch the movie our self and then reaching a conclusion. Here are some of the underrated movies which are most likely to be seen by a movie buff:.

10 Movies To Look Forward To In Year 2017

By Medha Nidhi | 436 |

A Death in the Gunj – This movie is award winning actress Konkana Sensharma’s directorial debut. The film’s world premiere took place at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. The movie starring Vikrant Massey, Ranvir Shorey and Kalki Koechlin is set to release in Indian theatres this January 13.

OK Jaanu – This movie is a remake of Mani Ratnam’s O Kadhal Kanmani. The movie, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, has already been in the news for its music which has been composed by AR Rahman. Directed by Shaad Ali,the movie is set to release this January 13.

Fifty Shades Darker – The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, this film is based on a book of the same name. The movie is directed by James Foley and the cast consists of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the lead. The movie is scheduled for release this February.

Logan – The tenth instalment of the X-men series, Logan is the third Wolverine film in the franchise, the previous one being The Wolverine. The movie follows the story of Wolverine in a post apocalyptic world. Directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, the Marvel Entertainment production shall release in March, 2017.

Beauty and the Beast – This live action adaptation of the 1994 animated movie of the same name has Disney fans on edge. Ever since Emma Watson announced, in 2015, that she would be playing the role of Belle, Disney fans have been eagerly waiting for the release of the movie and the wait shall be over this year. Directed by Bill Condon, this Walt Disney Pictures production is set to release this March.

Baahubali: The Conclusion – The movie, directed by S S Rajamouli, is a sequel to a film of the same name. The cast consists of Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Rana Daggubati in lead roles. The historical epic fictional film is expected to release in April this year.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – This movie is the fifth instalment to the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies. The previous instalment released in 2011 and fans have been waiting 6 years for their next fix of Captain Jack Sparrow’s eccentricities. The movie which was set to release in 2015 but was delayed due to scripting and budgeting issues is expected to release this May.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – The second instalment of the Marvel movie of the same name, this film is the fifteenth movie in the marvel universe and is based on a Marvel superhero group of the same name. Directed by James Gunn and produced by Marvel Studios, the movie is expected to release this May.

Justice League – This DC movie is based on the DC comics’ superhero team of the same name consisting of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller, the movie is directed by Zack Snyder. It is set to release in November, 2017.

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The ninth Star Wars movie and the second instalment to the second sequel series, Episode VIII continues where The Force Awakens left off. A Lucasfilm Ltd. film, it was directed by Rian Johnson. The movie is expected to release in December this year.

Character Potrayals of 2016 That Prove That Bollywood Is still the Place to Be.

By Jasleen Saini | 435 |

With another year coming to an end, let us take a look at stellar performances by actors that not only shone through, but also prove that Bollywood, despite all it's flaws, is still a force to be reckoned with. This year has been full of flicks that failed to impress critics and viewers alike, inspite of the hype associated with them. And then there were some movies that wowed us without having big names tied to them. We know things are changing in Bollywood when we see the audience embracing the idea of a female 'hero' than the quintessential larger than life patriarchal protagonist. With movies like Angry Indian Goddesses and Kapoor and Sons , Bollywood decided to 'come out' of the closet and took us all by surprise. Here are some of the year's best performances:

4 Reasons why watching a movie in a single screen theatre is better

By Deepak Nair | 737 |


Watching a star’s movie first day first show in a single screen is an experience that rivals being in the stadium for an Indian cricket match. The people just get crazy and you get caught along in the flow.

5 Reasons why watching a movie in a multiplex is better

By Deepak Nair | 444 |


You get to see a wide variety of movies, whether it be regional movies, popular movies dubbed in regional languages, world movies, not too popular but critically acclaimed movies, you take your pick – literally.