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reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. April 14, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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There is an underlying sweetness to Slumdog Millionaire which is belied by its overt brutality. This movie is a nasty, gritty and very realistic depiction of the slums, but in the end it proves to be …
reviewed Dhobi Ghat. January 30, 2011
posted in Reel Overseas
Dhobi Ghat
DHOBI GHAT   Written and Directed by Kiran Rao   Starring Prateik, Monica Dogra and Aamir Khan       I learned a new word the other day – “hindie”.  …
reviewed Raavan. November 10, 2010
Raavan
Oh boy!!  FINALLY get to see a Bollywood film in a theater and THIS is the one it turns out to be! What a disappointment, but then I've never had good luck when it comes to Abhishek Bachchan's …
posted a Quick Tip about Slumdog Millionaire. October 01, 2010
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I read the advertisements and couldn't imagine why I'd like it, but it really does pull you in.
posted a Quick Tip about Slumdog Millionaire. September 25, 2010
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Excellent storytelling from a great director, fantastic cast and superb narrative
posted a Quick Tip about Slumdog Millionaire. July 13, 2010
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This movie was phenomenal on every possible level. Breathtaking cinematography, heart wrenching human interest, engaging characters, unpredictable plot, sincere romance, original dialogue, and super super …
posted a Quick Tip about Slumdog Millionaire. June 30, 2010
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awesome movie..i love watching this movie over and over again
posted a Quick Tip about Asoka. June 11, 2010
Asoka
Awesome book and history, Good read.
posted a Quick Tip about Slumdog Millionaire. June 07, 2010
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UNBELIEVABLE. What an incredible movie. Really moving, eye-opening, and overall entertaining. Can't wait to read the book as well.
posted a Quick Tip about Hey Ram. May 01, 2010
Hey Ram
Drama about a man who lost his wife during the Bombay riots and how it affected his life.
posted a Quick Tip about Darna Mana Hai. May 01, 2010
Darna Mana Hai
Tepid, almost sanitary horror flick that you've pretty much seen before. Only a couple of cultural twists.
posted a Quick Tip about Veerana: Vengeance of the Vampire. April 15, 2010
Veerana: Vengeance of the Vampire
Bollywood's early attempt at vampires is an east/west hybrid of the vamp legend. Little violence, singing not up to par--no dancing.
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. March 03, 2010
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This story is so well crafted that the viewer suspends their reason and disbelief, and by the end of the movie we all overlook the simple but persistant message of the film... women are stupid.  …
posted a Quick Tip about Om Shanti Om. February 15, 2010
Om Shanti Om
Fun filled Bollywood song and dance film about love, murder, reincarnation, revenge, and of course, love. Shah Ruhk Khan stars.
posted a Quick Tip about Slumdog Millionaire. February 08, 2010
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It looks a little too cliche and uplifting at first glance, but it pulls through so earnestly it still ends up likable.
posted a Quick Tip about Slumdog Millionaire. February 04, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
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If you've seen this film please don't think you've seen "Bollywood"--this was directed by an Irishman, what does he know about Bollywood?
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. November 16, 2009
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   I enjoyed this film but I did not feel it was as great as all the hype it has received.  The director uses flashbacks in a confusing manner starting with an adult Jamal being tortured …
reviewed Veerana: Vengeance of the Vampire. October 21, 2009
Veerana: Vengeance of the Vampire
There are vampires and there are vampire movies, and then there's VEERANA: VENGEANCE OF THE VAMPIRE a Bollywood horror flick circa 1987. One would think that this flick is about some hot vampire …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. October 18, 2009
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Pros: Superbly directed, acted and filmed.     Cons: N/a     The Bottom Line: Despite the depressing setting Slumdog Millionaire is strangely uplifting and hopeful …
reviewed Chandni Chowk to China. September 26, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China
Did you ever see a movie that made your jaw drop?  A movie that was so stunningly bizarre that it was all you could do to keep your eyeballs in their sockets? Well that's what I was hoping …
reviewed Darna Mana Hai. September 23, 2009
Darna Mana Hai
      As a lifelong horror fan and a recent convert to the wonderful world of Bollywood, I was looking forward to sampling the exotic world of Bollywood horror. Would it draw …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. September 10, 2009
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If you like Charles Dickens and, to a lesser extent, Horatio Alger, you'll love this movie.     Jamal and his older brother Salim are children of the Bombay (now Mumbai) slums. The …
reviewed Hey Ram. August 20, 2009
Hey Ram
   Bollywood films ( those wonderful movies from India) have the reputation of being mindless fluff--of being nothing more than pretty people singing and dancing while falling in and out love …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. May 18, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
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"…If you look hard enough, Life can give you all the answers." This is one phrase I've always been told and director Danny Boyle's adaptation of the novel by Vikas Swarup tells a very …
reviewed Om Shanti Om. May 07, 2009
Om Shanti Om
Let's just get it out of the way right now; I loved this movie. It's a very enjoyable comedy  (even though most of the in-joke references to earlier Bollywood filmstars went over my …
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