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Leaving the house without a wing of eyeliner – for me – would be kind of like leaving the house in my pyjamas. I’m underdressed and incomplete without it.
Ordinarily I stick to eyeliners that are three things: black, liquid, and soft-tipped. I go for pens rather than wet eyeshadows More >
A quality haircut is one of the best investments that the male fashioniser can make. If one takes the time to consider it, the amount of pressure to have a great haircut is astronomical: it has to complement every outfit, encapsulate your very complicated personality, and even make you look More >
Film: “English Vinglish”Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, and Sujata KumarDirector: Gauri ShindeRating:
There are no villains in “English Vinglish”. Only imperfect human beings like you and I, who make that common error of taking loved ones for granted.
Admit it. At some point in our lives we have all felt that if we don’t More >
Film: “Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal”Cast: Nana Patekar, Shreyas Talpade, Madhurima Bannerjee, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal, Asrani and Neeraj VoraDirector: PriyadarshanRating:
If you can overlook the outrageous suggestion that Nana Patekar could be Om Puri’s son, then you’re in for some clean, healthy, wholesome and engaging fun in this comic drama about a stranger who walks More >
For popular art, it is considered taboo to question religious dogma. Somewhere deep within us we all know ritualistic religiosity is a multi-crore business in our country. But who dares to raise a voice against the deplorable extravagance which More >
Film: “Heroine”Starring: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda, Shahana Goswami, Ranveer Shorey, Govind NamdeoDirector: Madhur BhandarkarSomewhere deep within the corroding flamboyance of filmdom, there is a tale of heartbreaking compromises and immorality tucked away from the naked, tearless eye. Madhur Bhandarkar nearly gets to the nerve centre of that world, and then More >
Film: “Joker”Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, A village Of WackosDirector: Shirish KunderRating:
Imagine if Shah Rukh Khan left his posh job at NASA in “Swades” and returned to a village filled with escapees from a lunatic asylum and you have the basic plot structure of Shirish Kunder’s “Joker”, a film as crazy in intent More >
Written by Zephyr – CF EditorThe HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook | Click photo to enlarge.
With the fall semester rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about back to school shopping. And whether you’re attending college for the first time or returning for another year, there’s no back-to-school purchase More >
Film: “Jism 2?Starring: Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh, Sunny LeoneNine years after “Jism” gave us a new kind of heroine in Bipasha Basu who emerged with erotic insouciance out of the water and headed straight for the hip region, “Jism 2? gives us a strangely inhibited porn-star heroine.For those expecting a More >
‘Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum’: Uncool show of tasteless humour, bad acting
Film: “Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum”Starring: Riteish Deshmukh, Tusshar KapoorDirector: Sachin YardiRating: Beyond Rating
Sach mein, boss. Kya super-kool film hai. There are these two jobless, aimless, witless guys one of whom can’t act to save his life, and the other one who More >
Film: “Bol Bachchan”Starring: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai, Krushna Abhishek, Archana PuransinghDirector: Rohit ShettyRating:
Like that cute little boy who holds his father’s face in both his hands to get attention, “Bol Bachchan” just doesn’t let go. Its relentless quest for a rolicking time is infectious. The comic confusions are put forward More >
Women’s clothing retailer Christopher & Banks Corp said it received a takeover offer from private equity firm Aria Partners, valuing the company at about $64 million. Photo: Steve Morgan
Aria, which owns 4 percent of Christopher & Banks shares, offered $1.75 per share – a 51 percent premium to the stock’s More >
Film: IshaqzaadeDirector: Habib FaisalCast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Gauhar KhanRating: **1/2
Tu chhipkali, Tu saala kutta dog… that’s Parma and Zoya bickering as kids. The two not only belong to different religions, but also to two rival political families and just like the elders in their families, they can’t see eye to eye.
It’s More >
A still from Kataari Veera Sura Sundaraangi
Film: Kataari Veera Sura Sundaraangi (Kannada)Director: Suresh KrishnaCast: Upendra, Ramya, Ambarish, Doddanna, Muthappa Rai, SridharRating: ***
With Kataari Veera Sura Sundaraangi, the Kannada film industry makes its foray into the current trend on screen ? 3D cinema ? and producer Munirathna surely deserves a pat on back for More >
Film: FatsoDirector: Rajat KapoorCast: Ranvir Shorey,Gul Panag,Purab Kohli, Neil Bhoopalam, Gunjan Bakshi,Brijendra KalaRating: **1/2
Don’t go by the name of the film that leads you to believe it’s some kind of a slapstick comedy. Yes, Ranvir Shorey’s Sudeep is fat and there are those typical jokes around his obesity, but the film More >
Film: Vicky DonorDirector: Shoojit SircarCast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yaami Gautam, Annu Kapoor, Dolly Ahluwalia, Kamlesh GillRating: ****
Make every drop count.
Vicky Donor makes every minute count.
The setting is a middle-class Delhi house. Widowed and middle-aged Dolly (Dolly Ahluwalia) runs a beauty parlour, while her mother-in-law (Kamlesh Gill) lusts after a 32 inch LCD More >
Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street
Film: 21 Jump Street
Director: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum
The nerdish Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and lunk-headed, hulking Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum) are no longer tormentee and tormentor. For Schmidt, gone also are the days of gym inadequacy and pre-prom rejection anxiety. More >
Gulshan Devaiah & Paoli Dam in Hate Story
Film: Hate StoryDirector: Vivek AgnihotriCast: Gulshan Devaiah, Paoli Dam, Nikhil DwivediRating: *1/2
Two things stand out in Hate Story, the song Dil Kaanch Sa and Gulshan Devaiah. If you were expecting that Paoli Dam’s Bollywood debut and overall nudity in the list, this reviewer is not sorry to More >
A still from Bheema Theeradalli
Film: Bheema Theeradalli (Kannada)Director: N Omprakash RaoCast: Vijay, Praneetha, Sharath Lohitasva, Loknath, Umasree, Renukacharya, Doddanna, Sreenivasa Murthy, Shobharaj, Suchendra PrasadRating: **
With real life stories being the trend of the day, this film too is based on a real life incident that occurred in 1985 in North Karnataka.
Director More >
A still from Dev S/O Muddegowda
Film: Dev S/O Muddegowda (Kannada)Director: Indrajit LankeshCast: Diganth, Charmee, Nathaliya Kaur, Ananth Nag, Indrajit, SudhaRating: **1/2
This is one of the films that not only created much hype before its release but has also skirted a lot of controversy in the recent past. Director Indrajit Lankesh has ensured More >
Film: Bumboo Director: Jagdish RajpurohitCast: Kavin Dave, Sharat Saxena, Sumit Kaul, Mandy Takhar, Sanjay? MishraRating: *
Yes, there is a movie called Bumboo and it released this week. You may not have known about this because the makers have largely depended on word-of-mouth to promote it.
Bumboo, which carries a simple message More >
Kunal Khemu & Amrita Puri in Blood Money
Film: Blood MoneyDirector: Vishal MahadkarCast: Kunal Khemu, Amrita Puri, Manish ChoudharyRating: **Blood Money’s trailer gives out the film in 2.05 minutes. And if those posters of Kunal Khemu in the pool with a bunch of babes are stimulating enough to drag you to the More >
Film: Wrath of the TitansCast: Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Toby Kebbell, Edgar Ramirez, Liam Neeson, Ralph FiennesDirector: Jonathan LiebesmanRating: **
Sequel to the 2010 Clash of the Titans, not many were waiting for Wrath of the Titans with bated breath. In the sequel a decade older Perseus (Sam Worthington) is pursuing a More >
Film: Teen Bayka Fajiti Aika (Marathi) Director: Raju ParsekarCast: Makarand Anaspure, Nisha Parulekar, Surekha Kudchi, Kranti Redkar, TejashreeRating: **1/2
Makarand Anaspure is at it again, springing up from nowhere with his brand of over-the-top comedy and those inseparable knit eyebrows. Last year’s Teecha Baap Tyacha Baap and (his directorial debut) Dambis are fresh proofs.
As the title suggests, More >
Film: Agent Vinod
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Adil Hussain, Prem Chopra, Shahbaz Khan
“Yaadon ki baarat disturb karne ke liye sorry,” says Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) to a teary-eyed Dr Iram Bilal (Kareena Kapoor), who has returned to homeland Pakistan (after being away for 15 years). More >
Film: Hunger GamesCast: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Wes Bentley, Liam HemsworthDirector: Gary RossRating: ***1/2
Based on a book by Suzanne Collins of the same name, Hunger Games is a highly anticipated film of this year. Set in the future, Hunger Games, is the first of a trilogy that tells More >
A scene from Zindagi Tere Naam
Film: Zindagi Tere NaamDirector: Ashuu TrikhaCast: Mithun Chakraborthy, Ranjeeta, Aseem Ali Khan, Priyanka Mehta, Ashish SharmaRating: *
Behind every great love is a great story, reads the tagline of the film. Sure, especially when the story happens to be a straight lift from one of the More >
Film: This Means WarCast: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Chelsea HandlerDirector:McGRating: **
From the director who brought us Charlie’s Angels, we have This Means War, an action romantic comedy.
The film is about two secret CIA agents in war with each other over love. Chris Pine (FDR Foster) and Tom Hardy (Tuck) are partners More >
Film: ChaurahenDirector: Rajshree OjhaCast: Ankur Khanna, Soha Ali Khan, Victor Banerjee, Roopa Ganguly, Kiera Chaplin, Karthik Kumar, Shayan Munshi, Zeenat AmanRating: **
Chaurahen means crossroads in Hindi. This 2007 film (as listed on IMDB), mostly in English, is seeing the light of the day after making rounds of film festivals across the world for almost More >
Film: The Devil InsideDirector: William Brent BellCast: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman and Evan HelmuthRating: *
‘Being in church, I have seen the devil more than I have seen god,’ utters an egoistic Italian priest, ordained to perform exorcisms.
He, along with another priest, Fr David, illegally carries out the task of driving More >
A scene from the movie Paan Singh Tomar
Film: Paan Singh TomarDirector: Tigmanshu Dhulia Cast: Irrfan, Mahie GillRating: ****
From the armed forces to an athlete of international repute to a dacoit of national disrepute, Paan Singh Tomar lived many lives. With close to zilch documentary evidence on Paan Singh’s More >
Film: Tere Naal Love Ho GayaDirected by: Mandeep KumarCast: Ritesh Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh, Om Puri, Tinnu AnandRating: ***
It’s not often that real-life star couples manage to translate the off screen chemistry well enough on screen. But, Riteish-Genelia, seem to have had no problem in getting their real chemistry bang on for More >
Film: Jodi BreakersDirected by: Ashwini ChaudharyCast: Bipasha Basu, R Madhavan, Omi Vaidya, Milind Soman, Dippanita SharmaRating: **
What does a man who’s just gone through a rather bitter divorce do? Simple, he becomes an expert marriage-breaker, helping other warring couples get an easy divorce. So, there’s Sid (Madhavan) who makes a living More >
A scene from Will You Marry Me?
Film: Will You Marry Me?Director: Aditya DattCast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Muzamil Ibrahim, Mughdha Godse, Tripta Parashar, Paresh Rawal, Celina JaitlyRating: **
It’s graduation day. Will you Marry Me? opens with an assorted group of three friends. Nikhil (Muzamil Ibrahim) is in love with childhood sweetheart Anjali (Tripta More >
A scene from the movie London Paris New York
Film: London Paris New YorkDirector: Anu MenonCast: Ali Zafar, Aditi Rao HydariRating: **
When the trailer of London Paris New York was out, everybody, including this reviewer marvelled at the fresh pairing, peppy score and all the youthful promises that came with it. More >