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Blessed to have lived in the times of Daniel Day-Lewis
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Blessed to have lived in the times of Daniel Day-Lewis

'He has given us a history, a heritage that we can share with generations to come,' says Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE: Gordon Warnecke and Daniel Day-Lewis, right, in Stephen Frears' My Beautiful Laundrette. In the spring of 1986, I drove to the Beverly Centre mall in Beverly Hills to see a small indie British film My Beautiful Laundrette. I had heard it was a gay story about the romance between a Pakistani man and his British friend from school. The script was written by a Pakistani-British author ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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Vinod Khanna: An actor with a touch of sadness

Aseem Chhabra sensed an internal turmoil in Vinod Khanna which sometimes showed the moody person on screen. When I think of Vinod Khanna, I am reminded of his quiet brooding persona, the unemployed young man in Gulzar's Mere Apne (1971) -- left -- lip-synching to Kishore Kumar's song Koi Hota Jisko Apna. He was tall and handsome, carrying the weight of heartbreak on his shoulders, his face. He did not have a lot to do in that song, other than to project that tragedy, the loss that had led him ...
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Box Office: Mom opens poorly, Guest Iin London flops

The hits and misses of the week. Mom had a poor opening, but it improved over the weekend, only to drop again on Monday. A high-priced film in comparison to its draw and potential, Mom is below the mark. Guest Iin London, starring Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Kharbanda, Paresh Rawal and Tanvi Azmi, has been rejected. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.   Mom Cast: Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye KhannaDirector: Ravi Udyawar.What works: Great ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Raabta flops at the box office  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Box Office: Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha flops

The hits and misses of the week. Last week's release Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha opened badly at the box office. Salman Khan's big Eid release Tubelight is also a major loser. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.   Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha Cast: Upen Patel, Shiv Darshan, Natasha FernandezDirector: Suneel DarshanWhat works: Tough!What doesn't: Outdated concept, bad performances.Number of weeks: New.Box Office verdict: Flop. Tubelight Cast: Salman Khan, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Box Office: Tubelight fares below expectations  Rediff.com3 weeks ago Box Office: Bank Chor, Phullu fare below average  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Review: The Big Sick is a heartwarming film

The Big Sick is packed with delicious details, moments and scenes that makes the film stand apart as a smart rom-com, says Aseem Chhabra. What is it with desi stand-up comics in the US? In the recent weeks, at least two of them -- Hasan Minhaj and Kumail Nanjiani -- have done more than just to make me laugh. They have also made me cry. Minhaj was born in the US to Muslim parents from India. Nanjiani arrived in the US in his teens from Pakistan. They are second-generation immigrants (well, ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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'When it comes to your country, you should take a stand'

'I know many actors living outside India put on accents in films because they think that is how Indians talk. I avoid that.'I don't have to prove anything through my accent.' 'My psyche is Indian.'Anupam Kher gives us his 500th film! Photograph: Kind courtesy Anupam Kher/Twitter Anupam Kher is one of the busiest actors in Bollywood. Since the early 2000s, he has also been acting in a number of significant international productions -- from Gurinder Chadha's Bend it Like Beckham (2002), Ang ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Why I am thankful to Hasan Minhaj

'You made me realise that it is great to be brown, even if we are currently living under Donald Trump's false definition of America.''In my 36 years in America there have been few instances where I have laughed and cried so much watching a show about brown people.'Aseem Chhabra writes to Hasan Minhaj after watching Homecoming King on Netflix. Hasan Minhaj: Maybe there's something in the chai right now! IMAGE: Hasan Minhaj first created Homecoming King as an off-Broadway show.Photograph: ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Box Office: Baywatch, Death in Gunj, Dear Maya fail

The hits and misses of the week. Baywatch gets average opening rest all the films that released last Friday like Dear Maya, A Death in the Gunj, and Dobaara: See your Evil all flopped. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict:   Baywatch Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, David HasselhoffDirector: Seth GordonWhat works: The smoking hot castWhat doesn't: Stale Jokes, illogical crime dramaNumber of weeks: NewBox Office verdict: Average ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Review: Go, watch A Death in the Gunj

A Death in the Gunj is not a happy film at all times, but it is very entertaining -- not in a loud way, but in the sense that watching it is a very satisfying experience, notes Aseem Chhabra. Christmas holidays in 1979. A group of young individuals drive in a light blue Ambassador from Calcutta to McCluskieganj in Bihar. There is Nandu, a 30-something-year-old man, his wife Bonnie, their young daughter Tani, and a friend Mimi, who perhaps has a European heritage. Oh and also seated in the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Why Konkona Sensharma won't make a masala film  Rediff.com1 month ago
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VOTE: Your favourite Bollywood Sports Biopic

MS Dhoni or Sachin A Billion Dreams?Dangal or Mary Kom? Sachin A Billion Dreams Sachin A Billion Dreams will inspire you just like the man himself when he walked onto a cricket field. The Rediff Reviews: Saiyami Kher / Sreehari Nair Dangal Dangal, based on the lives of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat, is the second highest grossing Indian film of all time 2016. The Rediff Reviews: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma MS Dhoni: The Untold Story MS Dhoni -- ...
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