Gauri Shinde: Twice as Good and Half as Far

Another talented exciting female director! And one just starting out in her career, only two films old which will make writing this post tricky.

Continue reading
Advertisements

Get Ready for a Week of Women!!!!

Oh, this is such a fun idea! A week focused on female directors. A bit different, it doesn’t really work as just reviews (although there will be some of those), more an introduction to these women and their work.

Continue reading

Best Character of 2016, Editor’s Choice: Who Felt Like They Could Walk Off the Screen and Sit Next To You?

This was my rule for finding the best character.  Who felt like a real person, a full 3-dimensional person, like someone you almost expected to see on the bus on the way home?  And I promise, my massive prejudices played no part in this decision!!!

Continue reading

Rediff Comes Through Again! Interview With Gauri Shinde

Thank you rediff!  Yet another in depth thoughtful interview for me to pick through!  This time with Gauri Shinde, talking about what I was just talking about in the first part of my Dear Zindagi summary, how funky and sidewise career paths can be in the Indian film industry.  Along with other interesting things.

Continue reading

Dear Zindagi Full Summary (SPOILERS, of course) Part 1: Right From the Start, We Learn This is a Woman’s Story

I mentioned in my SPOILER review, how this is a very very female story, both in content and style.  Sure, the narrative is all about one woman’s journey, based on emotions and relationships and all that “girly” stuff.  But it is also told in a very female way, more about what is unsaid than what is said, through body language and intuition and so on.  Which starts in the very first series of shots.

Continue reading

New Shahrukh Movie Before January, THANK GOD!!! Also, some other stuff

I was alerted to this news story by moviemavengal‘s twitter, feed and it made me so happy!  And then to fluff up this post, I found some other random upcoming film news floating about the internet.

Continue reading