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Bollywood’s Script Thieves

Rahul Bhatia

The Hindi film industry is notorious for lifting stories. Is there a solution?

The Other Indian

Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots is a pathbreaking movie, for one small detail. The introduction of a mainstream Hindi film hero who’s not from north India.

Bolo Raam

Ketchup blood and cheap locales. Yet Naseeruddin Shah makes it worth a watch. Plus, Padmini Kolhapure is back.

3 Idiots

A campy film about campus problems that is so much fun, it forgets the real issues it set out to critique.

Avatar

Politically correct it is. And the references are a bit obvious. But watch it for the palette and the 3D experience.

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

Ranbir is terrific and the direction smart. If only they’d ended it a bit earlier.

‘Watch out for Tamil Films’

An interview with film director Shaji N. Karun, who received the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award last week.

The Rebound

She’s 45, he’s 30, it could have been a fun chick flick. You’re better off catching an old Zeta-Jones movie on DVD.

Paa

Father, son and glycerine galore. The good old filmi tearjerker is back and progeria is only the excuse. But Vidya Balan’s eyes make it all worth it.

De Dana Dan

A comedy that seems more like a tourism ad for Singapore. Is director Priyadarshan losing his talent?

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