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“What If Your Dad Is Gay?” – Subhash K Jha reviews Dear Dad

13 May 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Dear Dad

Starring Arvind Swamy, Himanshu Sharma, Aman Uppal

Directed by Tanuj Bhramar

Rating: *** ½

It takes a whole lot of guts to make a film on alternate sexuality in India, specially when you are a first-time director. Tanuj Bhramar has pushed the envelope out of the closet as far as possible. And then some more.

It’s impossible to imagine a debutant director going so far down the road of unorthodox sexuality, when he knows the pitfalls ahead. Thus road movie shot in scenic mountainous spots in and around Mussourie opens a can of worms. It’s the story of a happy, successful, seemingly functional family falling apart when the patriarch Nitin Swaminathan decides to come out of the closet.

The judiciously caste Arvind Swamy boldly goes where no Bollywood actor would venture. He takes off on a journey, both introspective and literal, with his teenaged son Shivum. When the shocking life-changing revelation happens, »

- Subhash K Jha

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Box Office – Emraan Hashmi and Ton D’Souza’s Azhar to open well

12 May 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After being in the news for over a year, Azhar is now hitting the screens this Friday. The film has managed to build good curiosity around it and the controversial subject has ensured that the buzz is on a constant upswing. In fact last fortnight especially has seen an increase in hype for the Tony D’Souza directed film which means the stage is set for it to see some good response from the audience. The film is looking interesting and one expects good drama in the offering.

As an actor, Emraan Hashmi has been delivering consistently well and it is a matter of one big film to help him soar at the Box Office too. His last release Hamari Adhuri Kahani had just about average opening (5.1 crore) and Azhar is all set to surpass that number by a good margin. As things stand today, the film should open in »

- Joginder Tuteja

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Arvind Swamy returns to Hindi Cinema after 15 Years with Dear Dad

1 April 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Arvind Swamy who made his Hindi film debut with Mani Ratnam’s Roja is all set to return to Bollywood with debutant director Tanuj Bhramar’s film Dear Dad. The actor chose to return with this film because he found the subject intriguing.

Dear Dad is a bittersweet coming of age story; involving a father-son duo – 14 year old Shivam, and his 45 year old dad Nitin Swaminathan. The father-son duo embark on an impromptu road trip from their home, in Delhi, to Mussorie (Uttarakhand), where Shivam attends boarding school. Unexpected confessions, weird strangers, accidental meetings, a drunken escapade and singing in the rain – all these add up to a complicated and sweet tale.

The Actor, who is also a businessman, states that films like these don’t get made very often and such stories need to be told. Arvind will be seen essaying the role of a father in the film. »

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Baahubali and Ennu Ninte Moideen wins at Iifa Utsavam Awards 2016

26 January 2016 3:26 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The biggest celebration of South Indian cinema, the Fortune Sunflower Oil Iifa Utsavam co-powered by Gionee smartphone and Renault- Passion for Life was a splendid event that witnessed the coming together of the biggest superstars of the Tamil and Malayalam Film Industries on 24th January 2016. With some of the year’s biggest films taking home the prestigious awards, the evening came alive as some of the most prolific names in the South Indian film industry came together to revel in the success of Tamil and Malayalam Cinema in 2015.

In the Tamil Film Awards, Baahubali-The Beginning took home the highest number of accolades with a total tally of six awards including Best Picture, Direction, Supporting Role (Male), Supporting Role (Female), Playback Singer (Male) and Playback Singer (Female). For the Malayalam Film Awards, Ennu Ninte Moideen took home the highest number of accolades with a total tally of six awards including Best Picture, »

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