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Shaikh Ayaz | July 6, 2013
Movies and pop culture are full of Snowden-like heroes who have stood tall against insurmountable odds and prevailed.
celluloid magic
I wanted to create the age of innocence that was the '50s

I wanted to create the age of innocence that was the '50s

Shaikh Ayaz | July 6, 2013
Vikramaditya Motwane is reworking O Henry's short story 'The Last Leaf' for his second film, 'Lootera'.
Clever marketing and Bollywood
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The Bollywood Hard-sell

Shaikh Ayaz | June 29, 2013
Whether it's playing housie with housewives or spooking journos with fake ghosts, the Bollywood hype machine is in top gear.
The joke is on you

The joke is on you

Shaikh Ayaz | June 8, 2013
Satire has returned to B'wood. And the timing is perfect as there is a lot of rage against the establishment.
High school chronicles

High school chronicles

Shaikh Ayaz | May 18, 2013
Bollywood teen movies rarely have the courage to talk about coming-of-age angst. Sonam Nair's 'Gippi' may be flawed but it does not…
Bollywood calling
'I empathised with Changez'

'I empathised with Changez'

Shaikh Ayaz | May 4, 2013
Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi talks about why she loved Mohsin Hamid's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'.
'Aashiqui had women's emancipation at its core'

'Aashiqui had women's emancipation at its core'

Shaikh Ayaz | April 20, 2013
Ahead of the release of 'Aashiqui 2', filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt revisits the original - much of which was inspired from his romance with a…
Girl, uninterrupted

Girl, uninterrupted

Shaikh Ayaz | April 20, 2013
Newbie director Vijayan on why ‘Lessons in Forgetting’ was an unforgettable experience.
Deadpan laughs

Deadpan laughs

Shaikh Ayaz | March 30, 2013
The 'Go Goa Gone' trailer received one million hits the day of its release on YouTube.
Wisdom of remakes
David can pull off 'Chashme Buddoor' with a good script

David can pull off 'Chashme Buddoor' with a good script

Shaikh Ayaz | March 23, 2013
Farooque Shaikh's 'Chashme Buddoor' (made by Sai Paranjape in 1981) is being remade by David Dhawan and has triggered a fresh debate…
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