Category archives for: Bollywood

Meet Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the Devi of Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’

     By Neeru Saluja The Netflix teenager star who has won our hearts has ‘never ever’ acted on screen before. Meet Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the 18 year old Tamil Canadian girl who plays Devi in the latest teen romcom ‘Never Have I Ever’ that is topping the charts on Netflix. Co-created and loosely based off writer […]

Lillete Dubey: I want to continue to do meaningful films

By Neeru Saluja She defies the Indian woman stereotype created by Bollywood. At an age when actresses hang their boots, she began her career in Hindi commercial cinema. Veteran actor Lillete Dubey needs no introduction as she is known worldwide for her films ‘Monsoon Wedding’, ‘Best Marigold Hotel’, ‘The Second Best Marigold Hotel’ and over […]

Ram Kamal’s ‘Season’s Greetings’ says it all, but silently

By Manju Mittal ‘Season’s Greeting’s’ is a movie by Ram Kamal Mukherjee which has been released recently and is streaming on Zee5 channel. It is a comeback for actress Celina Jaitley after her hiatus of over a decade her having settled in Europe, married with kids. The movie stars Lilette Dubey (Suchitra) in the role […]

Greetings to Ram Kamal Mukherjee for his film ‘Season’s Greetings’

By Manju Mittal Ram Kamal Mukherjee, a well known film maker, writer, Journalist & critic of Bollywood who has established himself as a director through his two films multiple award winning short film ‘Cakewalk’ which saw the comeback of Indian actress Esha Deol and his recently released ‘Season’s Greetings’ on Zee5. Ram hails from Kolkata […]

Irrfan: The handsome actor I met at Cannes

By Manju Mittal I really can’t believe that ultimate gem of Indian cinema Irrfan Khan is no more. It is really tragic that Indian cinema lost a jewel. It’s a personal loss for everyone at this point in time. I think of everyone who have watched him in his movies or met him personally, it […]

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 […]

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