The Bright Day, one of the Mumbai films at TIFF, was my fave film. It’s a travelogue and spiritual quest about a young man in search of himself in India.
Midnight’s Children, the film version of the book by Salman Rushdie, premiered at TIFF. The film captures the magic, the sweep and the scope of the book.
It’s monsoon watching time in India — the rains are expected to arrive in Kerala on June 1. Monsoon is celebrated in books & film. Here are two of my favourites.
My film review of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. “India hits you like a wave. If you resist, you will be knocked down. But if you dive into it, you will be all right.” What I liked most about the movie was the effect India had on some of the characters — especially Judi Dench. What I liked least was the cultural missteps.
Acclaimed Indo-Canadian film director Deepa Mehta gave an inspiring talk about the creative process and directing Midnight’s Children.
My review of the film, Michael, starring the great Indian character actor Naseeruddin Shah in a dark, psychological drama set in the city of Kolkata.
Michael Winterbottom film starring Freida Pinto as Trishna puts Tess of the D’Urberviilles in modern-day India, and it works.
The second in a series of blog posts about my favourite moments of the IIFA (Bollywood) Awards in Toronto. Moment #2: Fan frenzy and meeting the Mission SRK / Shahrukh Khan Angels
The first in a series of blog posts about my favourite moments of the IIFA (Bollywood) Awards in Toronto. Moment #1: Meeting King Khan