Bollywood

Rest in Peace, Om Puri (1950-2017): Acting & Controversies

Om Puri, gifted actor and a celebrated figure in India’s parallel cinema movement, passed away yesterday, that is on January 6, 2017. He was 66.An actor with unconventional looks, Puri made his 1976 debut in the Marathi film Ghasiram Kotwal. He established himself as the critic’s favourite with stellar performances in  Ardh Satya, Aakrosh, Mirch Masala, Ghayal, Narsimha and Jaane Bhi D...

Is 100 Cr really Benchmark for Indian Big Banner Movies?

There was a time, not a long time ago, when we talked about movies we loved going to. Nowadays, it is all about the 100 Cr club. A media and publicist created frenzy, the 100 Cr label is a great marketing move. But this is more about numbers, rather than the movie experience. In the US, every movie ticket bought is accounted for and duly documented. The same can’t be said for Indian films. Several...

India after a month of Demonetisation

It’s been barely a week since demonetisation hit us, with 85% of notes in circulation turning invalid. Prime Minister Modi’s knock out decision is directed at a stark truth. Only about 1% of India’s population pays income tax. A drastic action was long in waiting and Effects of Demonetisation are clearly visible in the market. A month from now, cash-based industries, both black and whi...

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