Film Fridays: Khoob Asti Afghanistan (2007)

This Friday's film, the documentary Khoob Asti Afghanistan? (Are You All Right Afghanistan?), is a departure from my typical Bollywood fare. Last week, we attended the 99th edition of the FD Zone in South Mumbai.  The weekly program's purpose is to further the appreciation for documentary, short, and animated films in India. Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0ICtteF_Ds Review For the 99th … Continue reading Film Fridays: Khoob Asti Afghanistan (2007)

Film Fridays: The Lunchbox (2013)

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enq9nNGnMFY Review The Lunchbox begins with the iconic Mumbai local trains and ends with Mumbai’s famous dabbawallahs. In between, the film makers take us on a journey of laughter, love, and life. A lunchbox delivered to the wrong location connects two lonely people: a soon-to-retire accountant and a young housewife. The housewife, Ila, soon … Continue reading Film Fridays: The Lunchbox (2013)

Film Fridays: Dhoom 3 (2013)

Dhoom 3 (Blast 3) is the latest installment in the popular Dhoom franchise starring Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra. Bachchan, the son of Bollywood acting legend Amitabh Bachchan, is often called Baby B. Uday is the son of the late Yash Chopra, the famed Bollywood director. This installment also features Aamir Khan as the villain … Continue reading Film Fridays: Dhoom 3 (2013)

Film Fridays: Bombay Talkies (2013)

Bombay Talkies is a four-part series of short films celebrating the centennial of Bollywood cinema. Each story features a different director and aspect of Bollywood life. From the sorrow of a life lived without truth to the joy of a dream realized, each story takes us on an emotional journey. Trailer http://youtu.be/njzTBH8mZLU Review Each short … Continue reading Film Fridays: Bombay Talkies (2013)

Film Friday: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The bravehearted one will take away the bride) is one of Bollywood’s most quintessential films. Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, DDLJ follows two NRIs (Raj and Simran) who meet on a train during a European holiday. They fall in love, but Simran is engaged to another guy and must return to … Continue reading Film Friday: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)