EXCLUSIVE: Spotting cinema with Spottiswoode

In the fall of 2011, I had a chance to interact with one of Hollywood’s most successful directors, Roger Spottiswoode. In a 45 minutes long conversation, Roger and I discussed about his life, actors and of course about his cinema at length. Here’s an excerpt from that conversation…. His name may or may not ring…

KAHAANI; Twisting tale of a woman

Kahaani brings Kolkata back to limelight Hindi films have had many thrillers, most of which revolve around similar plot of gangster action, and off late hardly such films have accounted to classics. Kahaani, from trailers and posters, seemed to be an off beat commercial cinema: a lady (pregnant) in search of her missing husband in…

Paan Singh Tomar

One of the finest biopics in the history of Indian Cinema I still remember, when I was young and used to go to Kolkata during my summer vacations by Gitanjali or Bombay Mail, we used cross the valleyof Chambal. Whenever, that strip used to come, my dad always used to tell me that this once…