Month: July 2017

Variety: Priyanka Chopra Developing Comedy Series About Bollywood Star at ABC

Hell yeah! ABC is developing a comedy series about a former Bollywood star executive produced by Priyanka Chopra, Variety has learned exclusively. The currently untitled single-camera series would follow a former Bollywood star who settles down in the suburbs […]

“Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” (Howrah Bridge, 1958)

It takes at least a week to get this song out of your head. A week if you are lucky. And then you start mindlessly humming, and suddenly the song is back. “Mere Naam Chin […]

Angoor movie poster

Review: Angoor (1982)

I love Shakespeare, and I like movie adaptations of his works, and I enjoy that Angoor doesn’t entirely trust its audience. Most movies are content to include a quick “based on.” Angoor begins with an […]

Saawariya movie poster

Review: Saawariya (2007)

I have seen Saawariya just once, in 2008. It was literally the only Bollywood movie available on iTunes to rent. Amazon’s streaming service was in its infancy, and I didn’t have any kind of Netflix […]

still from the Just Dance video game

Just dance with SRK

When the movie ends, I want to dance. Bollywood actors and actresses are so talented, they make dancing look so effortless (and the ones who aren’t technically proficient at least look like they are having […]

“Chammak Challo” (Ra.One, 2011)

“Chammak Challo” is an infectious, joyful earworm with a video featuring two attractive stars dancing and being charming. While not an item song in the traditional sense, it topped a number of charts around the […]

Mary Kom poster

Review: Mary Kom (2014)

Mary Kom tells a story that is still too often ignored: that of a female athlete. Based on the life of Olympic boxer Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte, the film chronicles Kom’s entrance into boxing, struggles […]