November2013

  • Last Vegas

    Old age can be a disease. If one sits in a corner the whole day long and does absolutely nothing. A certain amount of caution and rest, of course, is required when one is aged. But an excess of it can have the reverse effect. It pulls you down....
  • Susan Sarandon charms one and all at IFFI, Goa

    Sarandon talked about everything from her acting, activism and even her preferred choice of role in an Indian film should she be offered one. The Oscar awardee said that she was impressed by the beauty and poise of Indian actress Waheeda Rehman with whom she shared time during the...
  • Nine

    Running into a creative block, especially at the time of an important assignment, is perhaps every artist’s worst nightmare. In Nine, a musical re-take on a famous classic, Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis), a highly successful filmmaker, experiences this trauma while the entire cast and crew waits for him to...
  • The Water Horse

    Different kids have different kinds of pets. When Angus (Alex Etel) discovers a reptile egg and nurtures the creature that emerges from it, in The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, little does he realize that this best pal of his, Crusoe, would very soon grow up to be...
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

    Who knows what tomorrow brings. Nothing is certain. Thus, one has no real way of knowing. In Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, a nice, elderly woman (Frances McDormand), unloved, alone, scared, thrown out from a job, hungry, and penniless, lives for a day without too much of a...
  • Love Happens

    The only way to overcome one’s fears, Burke (Aaron Eckhart) learns, in Love Happens, is to face it. A famous motivational guru, he walks over hot coal and teaches his readers and audiences how to get over their grief and move on, but he himself hasn’t at all succeeded....
  • 17 Again

    We’ve all made a lot of mistakes in our past. Adding to that, some constantly blame others for their disposition, dragging them down too in the process. Who among us hasn’t at some point in time wondered, like the protagonist in 17 Again, what our lives would be like...
  • Bride Wars

    Getting married at one of the most opulent places in the world is every girl’s childhood dream. In Bride Wars, a couple of inseparable girlfriends mistakenly have their respective weddings scheduled for the same date, time, and venue. Neither Emma (Anne Hathaway) nor Liv (Kate Hudson) is willing to...
  • Horton Hears a Who!

    It is highly probable that there are giant inhabitants in a macro universe out there who view us in the same manner that we view amoeba under a microscope. When Horton (voice of Jim Carrey), hears a cry from a microscopic inhabitant (voice of Steve Carell) on a speck...
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