Amitabh Bacchan

Shamitabh

Shamitabh

[Cast: Amitabh Bacchan, Dhanush, Akshara Hassan; Music: Ilaiyaraja; Direction: R. Balki] Self-referenced indulgent movies aren’t new to Indian cinema. Many of Shah Rukh and Rajini movies continually refer back to their previous hits in the hope of extracting some excited cheer from their fans. Shamitabh is the next milestone in that journey of self-referenced films. […]

Throwing in the Towel

Throwing in the Towel

One of the recent topics trending online was about the drying up of creative juices of Bharathiraaja, the acclaimed filmmaker in Tamil. His recent work ‘Annakkodi’ has been torn apart mercilessly by both the critics and the public. It’s not just that it was no patch on some of this great works, but it was […]

Santacruz Millionaires

‘How many a times must a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?’ – Bob Dylan, Blowin’ in the wind The controversy generated by Amitabh Bachchan, now reached international media has slightly marred the buoyancy felt by the success of Slumdog Millionaire. The age-old – albiet clichéd – complaint from the mainstream film-makers […]