Ajit Duara

All the glitz and razzmatazz of Bond films minus the panache to carry it off.

Neither Salaam, Nor Bombay

He ran away from home to Bombay and landed the lead in Mira Nair’s Academy award-nominated Salaam Bombay! But after years of looking for another role, any role, he’s back home in Bangalore driving an auto.

Tum Milo Toh Sahi

Dimple is ravishing, yes, but the amateurish acting, typecasting and godawful songs let you down.

Bollywood has Lost the Plot

Before they start flirting with weighty issues, the Bollywood biggies should learn to string together a plausible tale.

Love, Sex Aur Dhoka

Dibakar Banerjee has stripped his persona off what he shot for this take on Sex, Lies and Videotape.

Simple to Sexy

Not very long ago, Vidya Balan was overweight and old-fashioned. But somehow, she returned from the verge of self-destruction stronger and hotter.

Love, Sex Aur Censor

In the final days before the release of his film Love, Sex Aur Dhokha, director Dibakar Banerjee gave Open full access to his life.

Confessions of a Bollywood Scriptwriter

“Most producers don’t know how to read a script. The development heads in corporate and big production companies are the worst.”

The Shape Shifter

Boman Irani has never been to an acting school, but he is still an intelligent actor. He knows that audiences today appreciate complex characters, and playing just a good or bad guy isn’t enough.

Karthik Calling Karthik

The actors are likeable enough, but the designer psychology gives it a distinctly phoney tone.


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