Preity Zinta as a battered wife

Heaven On Earth (Canada, 2008)
Polish Distributor: None as of yet
Director: Deepa Mehta
Cast: Preity Zinta, Vansh Bharadwaj
Plot: (from
Set in the Toronto suburb of Brampton, “Heaven in Earth” is the story of a Ludhiana girl Chand (Preity Zinta) who moves here after marrying Rocky Grewal (Vansh Bhardwaj) only to find herself locked in a loveless [...]

What stardom in Bollywood means

Friday, 7 November 2008, 16:25 | Category : Bollywood & the Indian film industry, Slices
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It was Shahrukh Khan’s 43rd birthday a few days ago and so there’s been a lot of media coverage in India about that, with even the producers of his next film using his birthday to promote the film (the first promo video was released - that’ll probably be posted sometime later on my blog :)). [...]

Amitabh Bachchan as a Shakespearian actor

The Last Lear (India, 2008)
Polish Distributor: None as of yet, worldwide release was in September 2008
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal
Production House: Planman Motion Pictures
Plot: (from imdb)
An aging Shakespearean actor takes on one of the bard’s most challenging roles.

Why it might be worth seeing
The main reason I guess is Amitabh Bachchan [...]

Danny Boyle’s Indian venture

Slumdog Millionaire (UK/France, 2008)
Polish Distributor: Monolith Films (27th February 2009)
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Dev Patel, Irfan Khan, Anil Kapoor
Production House: Celador Films
Plot: (from imdb)
The story of how impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik became a contestant on the Hindi version of “Who Wants to be A Millionaire?” — an endeavor made without prize money in mind, [...]

What happens when Hollywood is trying to break into two of the biggest markets in the world and is finding it difficult?

As usual I’ve got too many things saved with the intention to write about them later and a lot of these seem to be ideas for “film spotting” posts. I figured these shouldn’t be that difficult to clear up, so you can probably expect a lot of “film spotting” in the coming days :) [...]

A 9 year old Yemeni girl seeks divorce

She’s got a hell of a lot of courage! The story is here.