After playing mother to 33-year-old Shahid Kapoor's mother in Haider, Tabu, 42, will take on more maternal duties. In Nishikant Kamat’s remake of the Malayalam hit Drishyam, Tabu will be cast in a powerful female antagonist’s role of a senior police office, who goes all out to save her son from the law after he films a girl in a compromising position. After he son gets killed, she tries to nab his killers. Does this mean Tabu has been written off the conventional ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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Rediff's film critic Sukanya Verma lists her top Hindi movies of 2014. It was a rather blah year from Bollywood. Until the first quarter, 2014 appeared to progress at a rollicking pace, quite a few of my favourite films came out in this period. Sadly, it never got around to realising its initial promise in the grand manner I envisioned. And even though I am hardly spoilt for choice, it’s not all demoralizing. The ones that did impress did so with magical fervour. So here it is, my pick of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Take a bow, ladies.It is truly a thrilling and liberating time to be an (established) actress in Hindi cinema, a time when risks are smiled upon and when roles are pushing various envelopes. The 10 women singled out for applause this year have played characters that include a cop, a lesbian, a hostage, a tourist and a boxer -- what an amazing range, and those are just the labels. The true magic lay in richly textured and well-etched characters they created.Here, then, are the 10 terrific ladies ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Bravo, gentlemen! The year 2014 was great for our actors, and a lot of them did exceptionally well. Restricting this annual fixture to a list of 10 was harder than it is in most years, and the credit for that goes to filmmakers who celebrated underrated actors by giving them meatier roles, those who armed them with sharp lines and characters, and those who pushed established artists out of their comfort zones. Here, for my money, are the actors who led the class of 2014. 10. Manav Kaul ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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