October 20, 2002
The Indian diaspora finds a voice in the new genre of Hinglish movies.
These movies offer a critique of the Indian reality as viewed through
the lens of NRI filmmakers, says Aradhika Sekhon.
a developing genre of filmmaking today but has been around sporadically
since the past two to three decades. Indians making films in English,
using an Indian or foreign setting but dealing with issues concerning
the Indian diaspora within that set-up, are a growing and increasingly
In the spotlight
The Big B(ash)
can well be called the most celebrated birthday of the year. Here’s a
special report on Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday celebrations. The
mega event sparkled with glitz and glamour though the much-awaited
Abhishek-Karisma engagement, scheduled for the day, was put off.
into office life, the French way
Ervell E. Menezes
cinema has a special place in my heart. Ever since I covered my first
French festival way back in Bombay in 1967, rarely have I been let down
by it. Even during IFFI-33, Francis Veber's The Placard was like
the proverbial breath of fresh air as it dealt with everyday office
affairs in an extraordinary way. In fact, that is precisely what the
French are excellent at, capturing human foibles and eccentricities and
handling them with verve, wit and panacea.