Saturday, February 9, 2002  

Where is the thaw?
M .L. Kak

ON Tuesday, General Pervez Musharraf once again matched his words with the deeds. Addressing the state assembly of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, he refuted Indiaís position that Kashmir is an integral part of India. The Pakistan President upped the ante once again by supporting the "freedom struggle" in Kashmir.

A sensitive portrayal of female bonding
Aradhika Sekhon
EGHNA Gulzar, the offspring of filmmaker-lyricist Gulzar and talented actress Rakhee, stakes her claim to a share of the Bollywood pie with her film Filhaal. Like other second-generation filmmakers Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar and Rohan Sippy, Meghna seeks her own metier and endeavours successfully to present a fresh perspective.

Filhaal, nothing to rave about
Prerana Trehan
HORT-changed, that is how one feels when Sia (Sushmita Sen) and her boyfriend Sahil (Palash Sen) walk into the proverbial sunset. A storyline so thin, it would give Kate Moss a complex. But most of all, a total lack of conviction that shows in frame after frame.