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April 25, 2013: DARPAN attended the premier of the much awaited Punjabi movie- Lucky di Unlucky Story on April 24th. The film is a comic thriller about four guys (Binu Dhillon, Jaswinder Bhalla, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Gippy Grewal) who decide to set everything right for their friend, Lucky (Gippy Grewal) only to make it worse than [...]
Anurag Kashyap spearheads the new wave of Indian cinema
Even for Indian cinema standards, Gangs of Wasseypur is a seriously epic film. Clocking five-hours-twenty, director Anurag Kashyap had to split his generational crime drama in two in order to show it in the Cannes and Toronto film festivals.
Gangs of Wasseypur is a singularly violent movie, not [...]
Release date: January 25
Director: Abbas-Mustan (Abbas & Mustan Alibhai Burmawalla)
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez,
Helmed by the director duo of Abbas-Mustan, Race 2 is a highly anticipated sequel that promises to deliver a lethal combination of glamour and action.
The film once again features Saif Ali Khan and [...]
Amid fresh headlines of religious extremists war against women, Nisha Pahuja’s ‘The World Before Her’ has emerged as one of the year’s most prescient and acclaimed documentaries. A vivid portrayal of culture clash between beauty pageantry and Hindu religious extremism, ‘The World Before Her’ heads across Canada with a stop in Vancouver for a special [...]
As Christmas is to Hollywood, Diwali is to Bollywood. During the festival of lights, filmmakers debut their blockbusters hoping to rake in millions. Popular film director Karan Johar has proved that even newbies have the ability to draw in an audience and entice moviegoers with the recent success of his film Student of the Year. [...]
Ek Tha Tiger
Director by: Kabir Khan
Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey
While it’s far from being a masterpiece, Ek Tha Tiger is an enjoyable ride that packs in large doses of action and romance.
The film, which is directed by Kabir Khan, has Salman Khan playing the character of a secret agent who goes to [...]
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Starring: Ayushman Khurana, Annu Kapoor, Yami Gautam
Directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Bollywood actor John Abraham, Vicky Donor is a captivating film that tackles a bold and risky subject with ease.
Annu Kapoor plays a doctor on a quest to find a suitable donor for his infertility clinic. After a relentless search, [...]
Attack Of The Mature British Thespians
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel walks the fine line between respectful and patronizing
Whenever Western filmmakers pick India as the setting of their next movie project, you can bet the following will happen:
- Somebody will marvel at the colours and sounds of the city, just as someone else complains about the [...]
It’s a slick thriller that’s being labelled as a James Bond rip-off, but director Sriram Raghavan maintains that Agent Vinod is an original film whose story specifically caters to the tastes of the Indian audience. In an exclusive interview with DARPAN, the director dishes on one of the most anticipated films of 2012.
“What we [...]
Pitch: All hell breaks loose when the game that was meant to be played with, starts playing with them.
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal.
*Better luck next time
Saira Say’s – Practice what you preach–this is the first thought that came to my mind while watching Ra. One, in which Shekhar Subramanium [...]