4 items from 2017
Shah Rukh Khan, in a recent award show in Mumbai, opened up about his successful bonding with directors, especially with women directors Farah Khan and Gauri Shinde. He said these women directors gave him new dimensions which worked well among the audiences.
Farah Khan was the first woman director to direct Shah Rukh Khan in 'Main Hoon Naa' in 2004. Following its success, he went on to do another film 'Om Shanti Om' with her in the year 2007. Again in the year 2014, the duo came together for the film 'Happy New Year'. In 2016, Shah Rukh Khan »
At this point, and I say this as a fan of the series, there is little need to remind anyone that a new Fast & Furious movie is being released. Nor is there any particular need to defend the movies against unjust commercial or critical calumnies; at this point, they are what they are and you either like them or you don’t. So, rather than fond but stale jokes about “family” or lamenting that Daddy Yankee isn’t in the new movie or any of the usual stuff, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce those of you not yet familiar, in time-honored “if you like x, you may like y” tradition, to Bollywood’s Dhoom franchise.
Just as The Fast and the Furious “borrowed liberally” from Point Break, so »
- Danny Bowes
An archaeological adventure set in Tibet, Dubai, and India, Jackie Chan-starrer “Kung Fu Yoga” proves that despite a decade-long hiatus, Hong Kong action director Stanley Tong (“Rumble in the Bronx”) still has some juice left, in a movie that combines kinetic stunts with exotic locations on a very grand scale. It would have been even more fun to see Chinese martial arts infused with yoga poses, or fights between Chan and yoga masters, but Tong’s screenplay is too heavily skewed toward mainland Chinese tastes to explore such ideas, marking a missed opportunity for an original mashup of Bollywood and Chinese entertainment styles.
Still, mainlanders out for family entertainment won’t feel shortchanged. Opening domestically on the Lunar New Year, Jan. 28 (day-and-date in U.S.), the film competes head-to-head with”Buddies in India,” the directing debut of popular comedian/martial artist Wang Baoqiang. Overseas ancillary should be robust.
“Kung Fu »
- Maggie Lee
From Om Shanti Om, to Cocktail, Tamasha, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Piku and Bajirao Mastani to name a few, Deepika Padukone has established herself as one of the finest actresses in Hindi films. With each new role she creates, audiences and critics love her and they can’t wait to see what she will bring to the big screen next.
Always up for a challenge and a chance to play something new, the actress is making her debut in Hollywood with her role in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. This full on thrilling action film, directed by DJ Caruso, stars Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose, Donny Yen, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette and Samuel Jackson releases worldwide today!
I was very lucky to get the chance to have a quick chat »
- Stacey Yount
4 items from 2017
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