January 2016

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    Saala Khadoos Movie Review

    A film based on a sport, more often than not, tend to take a very predictable route. It is the treatment of the subject that makes all the difference. Sports dramas, in India, enjoy a very high success rate what with films like ‘Chak De! India’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and ‘Mary Kom’, among others, striking […] More

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    Airlift’s second weekend business is looking great!

    ::cck::1344::/cck::::fulltext:: As expected, ‘Airlift’ maintained a good hold on its second Friday as well. The fall from Thursday (INR 50 million) to Friday wasn’t much as the film netted around INR 45 million more. As a result, the film currently stands around the INR 880 million mark. With the kind if appreciation that is coming […] More

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    Airlift retains majority of shows in Week Two

    ::cck::1343::/cck::::fulltext:: ‘Airlift’ has managed to score a mighty Week One of around INR 835 million at the box office. Now this is a terrific start indeed for the film which was being seen as a niche affair en route release. In fact, even on its release, though critical acclaim was coming from all quarters and […] More

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    “I have grown up watching Hindi films” – Mawra Hocane

    Mawra Hocane, a well-known face in Pakistan, will be making her Bollywood debut with director duo Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru’s romantic drama ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’. The actress was in news last year for speaking out against the ban imposed on the Hindi film ‘Phantom’ in Pakistan. Here, she talks about her experience of working […] More

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    Sheeja Jose’s Gone With The Bullet book launched!

    ::cck::1331::/cck::::fulltext:: Best seller authoress Sheeja Jose, known for her first book ‘Goodbye Girl’ just launched her second book ‘Gone With The Bullet’ on the weekend at Crossword by Hussain Zaidi, veteran journalist and an author of many best selling books and renowned filmmaker and screenwriter of the recent Bollywood hit ‘Badlapur’, Sriram Raghavan. It is […] More

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    Akshay Kumar’s Airlift continues its winning spree!

    ::cck::1330::/cck::::fulltext:: The kind of trending on the weekend and a superb hold on Monday meant that ‘Airlift’ was set for a good score on the Republic Day holiday. This is exactly what happened as Tuesday brought in further INR 178 million. With this, the film has now netted INR 725 million already and that too […] More

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    Ghayal Once Again Music Review

    Vijeta Films, founded by Dharmendra, has a fairly good track record of good music. The last few films, produced by the banner, may not have carried great music but right from their first production ‘Betaab’ (1980) to ‘Socha Na Tha’ (2004), the production house has given music buffs a bunch of good soundtracks to cheer […] More

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    Airlift is steady on Monday!

    ::cck::1328::/cck::::fulltext:: The game is on for ‘Airlift’. After a heartening opening weekend of Rs. 443 million, the film was ultra steady of Monday as well. This was pretty much on the cards as well since the word of mouth is terrific and the appreciation is across board. With today being a holiday, last evening and […] More

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    Airlift scores over the weekend!

    ::cck::1327::/cck::::fulltext:: After a good opening day which pretty much paved the path for the film, ‘Airlift’ continued to soar over the weekend. There were good jumps evidenced and as a result, the film now stands at the Rs. 443 million mark. Now this is a very good total for a film which is as offbeat […] More

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    Airlift Movie Review

    ::cck::1326::/cck:: ::fulltext:: Making a feature film on a true event can be tricky. More often than not, filmmakers tend to take creative liberties and one gets to see a watered down version of a real-life event suitably commercialised to be consumed by the audience. Director Raja Krishna Menon’s ‘Airlift’, based on Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait […] More

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    Airlift starts off well!

    ::cck::1325::/cck::::fulltext:: ‘Airlift’ has taken a flying start at the box office. It was always on the cards that the Akshay Kumar starrer would open better than ‘Baby’ [Rs. 93.3 million] which belonged to the same genre and had released last year in the same weekend. However, for the film to take a Rs. 123.5 million […] More

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    Fitoor Music Review

    Abhishek Kapoor is a filmmaker whose movies have consistently reflected his good sense of music. All his films (‘Aryan: Unbreakable’, ‘Rock On!!’ and ‘Kai Po Che!’) have boasted of some terrific music. While Abhishek picked up different composer/s for each of his films, he seems to have struck a good rapport with music composer Amit […] More

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