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Why you must see Katiyabaaz!

Why you must see Katiyabaaz!

Katiyabaaz captures the electricity crisis in an Indian city. Filmmakers Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar tell Aseem Chhabra/ what went into making their powerful documentary, which releases on Friday, August 22. Once called the Manchester of the East, Kanpur boasted of India's major cotton and woollen cloth mills. Now, the city of 3 million people, and the leather capital of India -- supplying to Western brands like Gucci, Levis and Mango -- is better known for its huge electricity ..., 18 hours ago

Saluting Robin Williams

Wherever you may be Oh Captain, My Captain, today I reach out, stand on my desk and salute you, says Aseem Chhabra. It was around 7 pm on Monday evening that I checked my Twitter feed, as I sat at a Starbucks in Queens, New York. I think I first read a tweet from The Hollywood Reporter, but others were confirming the news as well. Robin Williams had been declared dead by the police in Marin County, California. First there were just words -- breaking news, apparent suicide, depression. Then some ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

The Hundred-Foot Journey, served with a lot of heart

The Hundred-Foot Journey treats its Indian characters with respect, discovers Aseem Chhabra/ Someone first reading the premise of The Hundred-Foot Journey may think it is an implausible fairy tale -- an Indian Muslim family seeking refuge from communal tensions in Mumbai, lands in a small French village. There they open an Indian restaurant called Maison Mumbai, with open-air seating, loud Bollywood music and chickens running. One hundred feet across from Maison Mumbai is an elegant ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Akshay Kumar: The dog is the hero

Bollywood biggie Akshay Kumar tells Aseem Chhabra about his new co-star, explains his 70:30 equation of luck and hard work and why his next project may feature the first Gulf War. Akshay Kumar is at the top of his game. He has become such a big Bollywood star that he can demand whatever he wants -- a light work schedule, coupled with many breaks and vacations days. And yet he makes three to four films a year -- a mix of comedy, action and drama. On the eve of the August 8 release of his new ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Emmy nod for Nisha Pahujas The World Before Her

Aseem Chhabra spotted a documentary by an Indo-Canadian filmmaker that really stood out. He was at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York where
 Big News Network1 month ago Emmy nod for Nisha Pahuja's The World Before Her  Rediff.com1 month ago

'Women are being used to create ideas of Indian identity'

Filmmaker Nisha Pahuja, whose widely acclaimed documentary opens in Indian theatres on June 6, in conversation with Aseem Chhabra. Indo-Canadian documentary filmmaker Nisha Pahuja has examined post-liberalization India in different ways. Her award-winning film Bollywood Bound explored four young Canadians of Indian origin -- including a brother and sister, who are obsessed with India's popular Hindi language film industry. That obsession takes them to Mumbai where they go through intense acting ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Does the West get India right?

Sometimes, yes. We take a look. Every few years, a Hollywood or a British production company re-discovers India and thinks it is cool to set a film there -- a film that will show the exotic qualities of India through the eyes of Western people, portray the resilience of the human spirit, and that brown and white folks are more or less alike. Even Oprah Winfrey recently said about her film The Hundred-Foot Journey: 'I loved the idea of the fusion of food and culture... I loved this theme that ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago

'Om Puri is a rascal'

'One take may be completely different than the one before. That's why he keeps you on your toes... Every time I was with him I was learning something,' Indian-American actor Manish Dayal tells Aseem Chhabra/ Manish Dayal is a New York-based Indian-American actor who until recently had acted in a number of indies, television shows as well as one well received off-Broadway play, Rafta, Rafta, written by British Pakistani playwright Ayub Khan-Din. Then, by sheer luck and also a lot of ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'You don't audition Om Puri'

'I just love the man. Not only he's a fantastic actor with a presence in whatever he does, but he's also a very soulful, gregarious, generous man with the biggest heart in the business.' Director Lasse Hallstrom tells Aseem Chhabra/ about the joys of working with Om Puri on The Hundred-Foot Journey. Lasse Hallstrom is an Oscar-nominated Swedish filmmaker best known for his whimsical comedies and drama -- Chocolat, What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Cider House Rules. He has often ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Twitter reacts: Chetan Bhagat's 'Half Girlfriend'

Indian author Chetan Bhagat has disclosed the name and release date of his next book slated to hit bookshelves in October this year. Titled 'Half Girlfriend', the book can also be pre-ordered exclusively on Flipkart. Bhagat also posted a video ...
 DNA India2 weeks ago
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