Best Kiss (aka a list of my favourite kissing scenes)

I’ve been looking through lots of best kiss movie lists and once again have come to the conclusion that there is something wrong with me :] I think I’m even more out of touch with other human beings in my kissing scene preferences than in nude scene preferences…
The Criteria:

Two or more beings of some sort [...]

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna - a unique way of looking at extramarital affairs

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (India, 2006)
Seen: Saturday, 1st May 2010 (DVD, repeat viewing)
Runtime: 193′
Director: Karan Johar
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bachchan, Kiron Kher, Arjun Rampal, John Abraham (cameo)
Production House: Dharma Productions
Plot: The story of two people, who fall in love with each other even though they are married to [...]

Hrithik as the Incredible Hul… ooops, I mean Mughal emperor

Jodhaa Akbar (India, 2008)
Seen: Sunday, 14th December (cinema, special screening)
Runtime: 213′
Polish Distributor: Blink (should be out on DVD sometime next year)
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan (narrator)
Production House: UTV Motion Pictures, Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt. Ltd.
Plot: Based on legends and historical accounts, the story of what may have transpired between Akbar, [...]

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, [...]

FILM SPOTTING: Ticket To Bollywood (December 2008)

The fourth edition of Ticket to Bollywood (a Bollywood mini-festival) will take place in Warsaw in about a month’s time (5th-7th December). Tickets are usually hard to get, so if you’d like to attend some films with me let me know soon :) There’s some general info about what they’re showing here and the [...]

Mumbai, Maharashtra, the diversity of India and how the Shiv Sena fit in

One of the things that I find most mind-boggling about India (or what I think I know about it anyway) is that every opinion or stance you could possibly conceive of seems to be somehow represented if you look for it hard enough. Things that seemingly contradict will mysteriously manage to function side by side.
Mumbai, [...]