Lights, Camera, Conversation… “For the love of money”

Why does most of our discussion about cinema centre primarily on box-office collections, especially if a big star is involved? As I write this, Bollywood-oriented web sites are screaming that Talaash has finally entered the 100-crore club, though this figure includes revenues from overseas. (The domestic total is a little under Rs. 85 cr.) At […]

Lights, Camera, Conversation… “The comfort of clichés”

There’s a special kind of heaven to be found in old things given the smallest of twists and made to seem new again. If you’ve been following the Oscar prognosticators, you know that Ben Affleck’s Argo is a front-runner for Best Picture – at least in these pre-Lincoln, pre-Life of Pi days. This delights me not because Argo is some […]