Besharam Review – Dreadful Bilge

If ever you feel the need to engage a hit man, your best bet would be this Besharam (shameless) Chutiya Ranbir Kapoor. There are no limits to what this grasping Bollywood Chutiya will stoop to for paisa: * He’ll act in stolen shit (Barfi)! * He’ll dive into cheap potboilers (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)! * […]

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – Cheap Potboiler

I guarantee trash loving Indian movie buffs will not be disappointed with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. A silly romance punctuated by tomfoolery in picturesque surroundings (Manali), heavy use of English slang (Kalki Koechlin), girls letting their pallus slide or donning mini-skirts and shorts in freezing weather (Deepika Padukone), hags lifting the skirt to display skin […]

Barfi Box Office Report – Sweet Returns

Hooray, Barfi Crushes Heroine at U.S. BO Ranbir Kapoor is moving into the big league. His latest film Barfi, in which he plays a deaf and dumb character, has done remarkably well at the U.S. box office. Directed by Anurag Basu, Barfi also features Ileana D’Cruz, Rupa Ganguly and Saurabh Shukla. In the opening September […]

Barfi Review – Not Swoonworthy Fare

Hooray, Barfi Crushes Heroine at U.S. BO Story, Screenplay, Direction: Anurag Basu Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Saurabh Shukla, Rupa Ganguly Release: September 14, 2012 Barfi is a decent film considering the offal that Bollywood routinely puts out. But in my not so humble opinion Barfi is not swoonworthy fare. Most certainly not. Tedious Parts At […]

Rockstar BO – Turns Flaccid in 2nd Wknd

The Ranbir Kapoor-Nargis Fakhri film Rockstar has been unable to sustain its decent opening. In its second weekend, the film’s U.S. box office collections fell 68% to $196,166. That’s not a good sign. But since the movie was nothing to write home about we’re not shedding any tears. Here’s how Rockstar fared compared to a […]