Month: June 2017

“Billi” (Na Maloom Afraad, 2014)

To celebrate adopting two more cats, I wanted to write about an item song with “billi” in the name. This was the only one I could find. But that’s cool, I haven’t seen many movies […]

Shakespeare Wallah movie poaster

Review: Shakespeare Wallah (1965)

Directed by James Ivory, produced by Ismael Merchant, and written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Shakespeare Wallah follows a family of white English actors who travel post-colonial India, performing Shakespeare’s plays to dwindling audiences. While the […]

Run Lily!

A fan remake of Lola Rennt Lily (Kangana Ranaut) receive a frantic phone call from her boyfriend Mani (Rajkummar Rao). Mani, a small time criminal, needs one lakh in the next 20 minutes to give […]

Today is my wedding anniversary. Paheli remains the greatest movie about marriage.

Haider movie poster

Review: Haider (2014)

Full disclosure: I love Shakespeare, and Hamlet is my favorite play. I first read it soon after my father died. I was 18, heading off to college. And so I identified with Hamlet, unsure of […]

Fanfic Friday: Miss Braganza

Miss Braganza’s stockings never run Every skirt Miss Braganza wears is a mini-skirt. She’s tried long maxi-skirts and lenghas, but they turn into mini-skirts once she is finished zipping them up. She knows about the […]

“Ladna Jhagadna” (Duplicate, 1998)

“Keh Rahi Hai” is set in a nightclub and features a man dancing with a snake. Yet it’s a rather boring item number: the gangster’s girlfriend dances in skimpy clothes, and eventually he joins her […]