You Are A Star is a book that talks about a lot of things that Bollywood is “famous” for – the power games, the actual power behind the power bosses, the struggling newcomers, casting couch, the underworld, nepotism. It shows the beauty of struggling to come up, while also showing Bollywood’s gross underbelly.
To be frank, I don’t expect much from Varun Dhawan. Yes, I had thought that he was better looking than Sidharth Malhotra in Student of the Year. But that had been about it. Over the years, Sidharth Malhotra has selected a better variety of movies, even though his acting is okay-okay, if not abysmal. Varun Dhawan, on the other hand, has been seen in mostly rom-coms, it feels like, bar Badlapur.
Padmaavat is the story of Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), a queen in the early 1300s. A brave woman with the right sense of justice, administration, and genteelness, Padmavati went on to marry Rajput Raja Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) of Chittor. On the other hand, there is the vile and ruthless Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) who stops at nothing to get what he wants.
If I could tell you what I think of Tumhari Sulu in a nutshell, I couldn’t. That’s because there are a lot of positives about the film, but there are also a number of ‘buts’.
Qarib Qarib Singlle is the story of Yogi (Irrfan) and Jaya Shashidharan (Parvathy Thiruvothu). Yogi and Jaya have completely conflicting personalities. While Yogi is a rich businessman who is modest about his wealth, carefree, and lives in the present, Jaya works in insurance, and feels the need to keep people around her happy.
I don’t like to diss a biography or an autobiography because after all, it is someone’s life put on paper for the world to read. There are enough detractors anyway, for every celebrity out there. Just a picture on Instagram is bound to poke the haters to spew venom. So imagine what a 300-page book about your feelings and thoughts will attract.
If you have watched Neeraj Pandey’s 2015 action thriller, Baby, you’ll know Shabana. Played by Taapsee Pannu, Shabana is a character who oozes grit and determination. Patriotic to the hilt and righteous in the most positive sense of the word, Shabana knows no limit when it comes to serving her country.
I’ve been waiting a long time to find the perfect movie that will make me write a review and kick off the movie reviews section of The Melodramatic Bookworm. Until a few days ago, even the thought of starting this barren section did not cross my mind. And then I watched Stanley ka Dabba. The movie released in 2011, but it was only recently that I got a chance to watch it. Halfway into the movie, I was chiding myself for not having viewed this gem much earlier!
Mrs Funnybones is a book that makes you feel happy and light in the end but still leaves you with a weird sense of zeal and inspiration that propels you forward.