Singh is King - a standard masala flick

Singh Is Kinng (Australia/India, 2008)
Seen: Saturday, 27th March 2010 (cinema,
Runtime: 135′
Director: Anees Bazmee
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Om Puri, Kiron Kher, Javed Jaffrey
Production House: Blockbuster Movie Entertainers, Big Screen Entertainment
Plot: (from imdb)
A comic caper about Happy Singh, a Punjabi villager who goes through a series of misadventures and eventually becomes the Kinng of [...]

FILM SPOTTING: 3rd edition (22-28 March)

I’ve been totally abysmal about updating this blog of late. Sorry about that :-/ A lot (of good things, mostly) are happening in my off-line life at the moment :)
My blog needs a change of formula I think, but I’ll get to that… eventually. Hopefully, you’ll see some bigger changes here in the next 2-3 [...]

Akshay Kumar arrested for obscenity

Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 16:30 | Category : Bollywood & the Indian film industry, Crumbs
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This is a case I’ve been following for a while and it just gets weirder and weirder.
Akshay Kumar, who is one of Bollywood’s biggest stars at the Indian box office, was invited to walk the catwalk during the Lakhme India Fashion Week. While on the catwalk he approached his wife, Twinkle Khanna (another Bollywood actress [...]

Aitraaz: When a Woman Sexually Assaults a Man

Aitraaz (India, 2004)
Seen: Tuesday, 23rd December 2008 (DVD - a magazine edition)
Runtime: 163′
Polish Distributor: doesn’t seem to be one - the one on the box is American…
Director: Abbas-Mustan
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal
Production House: Mukta Arts Ltd.
Plot: The story of a guy who is sexually harassed at his workplace [...]

Dil To Pagal Hai aka what I am capable of watching for Shahrukh ;)

Dil To Pagal Hai (India, 1997)
Seen: Monday, 15th December 2008 (DVD)
Runtime: 179′
Polish Distributor: Epelpol (April 2008)
Director: Yash Chopra
Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar (special appearance)
Production House: Yash Raj Films
Plot: Nisha loves Rahul, but Rahul doesn’t love Nisha. He loves Pooja instead. Ajay also loves Pooja. And Pooja is confused. In the [...]

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 :) [...]