Category archives for: Bollywood

Sydney enjoys Unity through Music and Saaz

     By Neena Badhwar When one attends a ‘Unity Bollywood Concert’ the feel is totally different. It is held at Worker’s Club in Blacktown. One walks through the dining hall with hundreds of people, families, children eating, drinking together from a buffet that offers over two dozen variety of dishes, a Chinese restaurant next […]

Rajit Kapur: Theatre has always been my first love

By Neeru Saluja He’s made his mark in theatre and films but till date he is recognised as Byomkesh Bakshi. Meet actor Rajit Kapur, who became a household name with his portrayal of the Indian crime detective on television in the 90s. The National Award winning actor was in town for his play ‘The Siddhus […]

Three Ha…Ha…Ha…s for the Siddhus

  By Neena Badhwar To my limited knowledge, ‘The Siddhus of Upper Juhu’ has been, probably, the best Indian comedy play staged in Sydney. This is attributed to crispness and timing of its dialogues. The language plays a great role in it. Every language has its gifts: gravitas of Urdu/Persian, precision of Hindi/Sanskrit and expression […]

Thappad – The Slap

By Devaki Parthsarathy This movie is a typical example of how to take a million dollar plot and slap it in its face! Fantastic storyline, about how a perfectly happy housewife turns into firebrand woman of steel, is outstanding! The movie is not just another domestic violence episode. Its also not just about women’s empowerment. […]

Sahir, Sarkar and Sydney were all in Taal in ‘Taal Se Taal Mila’

Avijit Sarkar set the mood for a Sahir evening By Neena Badhwar Heart & Soul Production’s Fourth ‘Taal Se Taal Mila’ event was a sold out show when Sydney’s Sahir Ludhianavi lovers of his filmi poetry congregated to be transported to an era of music that has left an indelible mark in our memory. Sahir […]

Bollywood films coming to cinema in March, April

Mind Blowing Films’ Bollywood releases in the months of March and April, 2020:   March 6: ‘Baaghi 3’ release date; starring Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, An upcoming Indian action thriller film directed by Ahmed Khan. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and distributed by Fox Star Studios, it is a spiritual sequel to […]

My goal is to be as honest as I can be to my character – actor Vicky Kaushal

By Neeru Saluja With his boy next door looks and versatile acting, this Lokhandwala lad has won the hearts of the masses. It’s his deep rooted sense of reality that makes him Bollywood’s most promising actor. Actor Vicky Kaushal was first noticed in his cinematic debut ‘Masaan’ and since then has been on a rollercoaster […]

Mallika Sarabhai: “I was a social activist even before I knew what it meant”

By Neeru Saluja  As a dancer, storyteller, writer and social activist, Mallika Sarabhai has powered change through performing arts. Besides being one of the leading exponents in classical dance, she is also vocal on women’s empowerment, making her a fearless feminist of our times. She is also the director of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts […]

Indore-Bhopal to host 21st edition of IIFA Awards from March 27-29

By Manju Mittal The 21st edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Awards) will be held in Indore from March 27-29, while Bhopal will host a function in run up to the mega Bollywood event, it was announced here on Monday. This was announced by IIFA organisers in the presence of Bollywood actors […]

‘The Siddhus of Upper Juhu’ : A delightful comedy comes to Sydney on March 6

After the successful Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar’s theatre play ‘Kaifi Aur Mein’ and Arif Zakaria and Sonali Kulkarni’s ‘Gardish mein Taare’ in 2018 and ‘A poetic evening with Deepti Naval’ in 2019 SAI Creative Arts Network ( SCREAN ) Australia now proudly presents comedy English drama ‘The Siddhus of Upper Juhu’ in March. ‘The […]

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