Growing up with Cinema

My journey with films started in 1987 when my parents took me to the theater for the first time . They had purposely bought tickets to the night show because it would be easy to manage with a 3 yr old when he is asleep. As soon as the screen lit up I got up on my seat, eyes wide open in amazement and asked my parents “Itna bada T.V., yeh chalta kahan se hai??” and my parents pointed upwards to the projector room from where a faint glare was coming into the large theater. Sleep was nowhere to be seen in my eyes that night, only the joy of watching something magical. My mom kept trying to force a milk bottle in my mouth and I kept pushing it away with all my might, eyes glued to the giant screen. Maybe if the film had been boring my enthusiasm would have died down, but how could it be, after all it was Mr. India, one of the finest films in Indian Cinema. ... 

Sahib Biwi aur Gangster Movie Review – Swank, Bold aur Genuine

The three adjectives used above not only describe the film but also describe the three main protagonists. Jimmy is looking stylish, Mahi Gill is bold and saucy and Randeep Hooda shows that he has what it takes to deliver if given the right roles. No doubt the cast of Saheb Biwi aur Gangster deserve a big applause but the one who gets a standing ovation is Tigmanshu Dhulia for his fine direction, tight script and superb dialogues. ... 

Irrfan ‘The Mindblowing’ Khan

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Actor Irrfan Khan poses for a portrait to promote the film "Puzzle" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Khan has appeared in films such as "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Jurassic World," but now the actor is facing the biggest challenge of his life as he undergoes treatment for cancer in London
Film Irrfan Khan, Park City, USA - 22 Jan 2018

Irrfan Khan is not your regular hero but he is one of the rare breed of actors who can kick some serious butt even if he is pitted against your typical hero in his very own backyard. But he hasn't reached such a stature overnight. It’s taken years of TV serials, numerous passable films and a lot of hard work. He got his first break in films with Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay but unfortunately, his scene was deleted before the release. He went on to play the role of Senapati in the famous Chanakya on TV and was also seen in the award-winning film Ek Doctor Ki Maut in 1991. Still, it wasn't until 2003 that he was really noticed in India even though he did The Warrior which won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film. ...