Month: January 2018
Earlier this week, “Koi Ladka Hai Jab” randomly entered my head and hasn’t left. So hey, I can write about it! Despite its commercial success and the popularity of its soundtrack, Dil Toh Pagal Hai has slipped from the public consciousness. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai came out a year later and consumed the 1990s, especially… Read More ›
The documentary Beyond Bollywood provides a brief look at the lives of people who help make the film industry run. Pooja is a backup dancer who aspires to more. Harry is a white Australian who is not quite sure why he’s in film. Premji leads a workers’ union and fights for their rights. And Ojas… Read More ›
Let us start at the top. Her hair is beautiful, full and shiny. Often it flows past her shoulders. It is an outward symbol of her inner turmoil; a change in hair is a change in emotion. Her eyes are large. They may occasionally tear, but she never cries. She may suffer just one cathartic… Read More ›
“The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 100, 250, and 500 Films of 2017”
In 2017, women comprised 18% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents an increase of 1 percentage point from 17% in 2016 and is virtually unchanged from the percentage achieved in 1998. . . . Last year, only 1% of films employed… Read More ›
Netflix original The Indian Detective is fine: convoluted storylines, cheesy puns, frenetic editing, and a fascinating undercurrent about identity and ambition. The premise is fun and unique: a Canadian police officer (Russell Peters, also a Canadian of Indian descent) visits his father (Anupam Kher) in Mumbai. He quickly becomes embroiled in several local and international… Read More ›
Sorry for the erratic posts, I’ve been dealing with some health issues. I’m looking forward to a 2018 full of feminism and Bollywood movies!