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Movie – Nishabd – An experiment based on Lolita starring Amitabh Bachchan (2007)

Nishabd the film directed by Ram Gopal Verma is his take on Nabokov’s famous novel Lolita. The subject matter of the novel is such (a middle aged man lusting after a twelve year old girl, it was paedophilic in its stance) that it raised eyebrows and caused a lot of controversy even in the progressive […]

The plot thickens in Swarg as it is Team Shubh v/s Team Arjun-Lolita now !

A lot has been happening in the lives of all the characters of Maat Pitah Ke Charno Mein- Swarg, First we get to know that Suhani, wife to Shubh is not really dead. She is being held hostage by Madhukar who intends to use her as a trump card against Arjun and Lolita. Ansh, who […]

Devi – A slice of real life?

NDTV Imagine’s Devi in its first few episodes has shown promise in terms of story and treatment. Like most serials of today, it is also set in rural India and talks about the lives of poor villagers who are held ransom to faith, bad weather, lack of opportunities and an evil Thakur (landlord). It has […]

Diverse settings help to bring in spice and character to serials

As the popularity and mass appeal of Hindi serials keep growing through the length and breadth of the country, there is a marked attempt by the makers of shows to depict different regions of India and its distinctness via these programmes. Thus we see that not only significant characters but entire settings are now being […]