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Bolly Guru

About the author: Bolly Guru started writing features on cinema with a challenge thrown by a friend to underline that cinematic writing is not a serious stuff. He thinks, cinema being the mirror to and of the society, if one wants to interpret with societal and the managerial tools, and also by factoring in the aspirations and feelings of common man, it can indeed be a serious business. Through this column, he would try to address the same, by bringing in the historical premises, the managerial jargons as also the earthy wisdom of the laity to facilitate a discourse on cinema. Bolly Guru will engage the readers to chip in with their views to make the cinema viewing a serious issue, but with a tinge of humor. The author may be contacted at bolly.guru@gomolo.com.

Are women treated as sex objects because of our films?

Are women treated as sex objects because of our films?

Bolly Guru1/23/2013 5:20:03 PM

While Indian cinema has progressed in terms of its treatment and technology used in films, it has also taken the liberty to show unabashed love making scenes onscreen. Further, some films have actresses only to show skin and up the glam quotient. Here, Bolly Guru asks emphatically if films are responsible for commodification of a woman....Read more

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Book Review: Because He Is by Meghna Gulzar

Book Review: Because He Is by Meghna Gulzar

Bolly Guru8/20/2012 3:31:54 PM

We have known only one aspect of Hindi cinema's one of the finest writer Gulzar until now - his creative master mind. Through her book on her father, Meghna Gulzar has attempted to give us a dekko of the several lesser known facets of Gulzar. How well has Meghna descibed her father's journey and thoughts, Bolly guru analyses......Read more

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[Book Review] Aamir Khan's Biography - I Will Do It My Way

[Book Review] Aamir Khan's Biography - I Will Do It My Way

Bolly Guru8/17/2012 12:26:31 PM

Aamir Khan has always chosen to be an enigma. But through her book, Christina Daniels unveils several unknown facts about the superstar and his films, and we review the positives, and the not-so-positives in the biography....Read more

Aamir KhanReviewFeature

Chaurahen: Hindi Cinemas Flirtation With Writers Of Hindi

Chaurahen: Hindi Cinemas Flirtation With Writers Of Hindi

Bolly Guru2/28/2012 6:29:35 PM

Rajshree Ojha, who is the director of Chaurahen, and has made her mark earlier with Aisha, had her flirtation with the writings of Nirmal Verma, arguably, one of the best writers of modern Hindi, specializing in exploring man - woman relationship bereft of its sentimentalities...Read more

Chaurahen - CrossroadsAishaGulzarResul PookuttyRajshree OjhaFeature

Being Human and Salman Khan: Made for each other

Being Human and Salman Khan: Made for each other

Bolly Guru1/2/2012 5:13:38 PM

'Being Human' is a rare exception, where a successful brand has been created with association of a Bollywood celebrity. Salman Khan has nurtured the brand carefully which has grown from strength to strength with his patronage. Salmans charisma coupled with some clever marketing ideas makes this brand tick....Read more

Salman KhanOpinionFeature

From Sati Savitri To Sultry Savitri

From Sati Savitri To Sultry Savitri

Bolly Guru12/19/2011 8:52:40 PM

The evolution of the heroine in Hindi films from demure, sati sabitri to rather sexy, sultry savitri as portrayed in films. He captures the transition that has taken place on screen and in our minds from Padmini, Zeenat Aman in Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand films to Vidya Balan in Ekta Kapoors latest....Read more

Mera Naam JokerSatyam Shivam SundaramIshqiyaThe Dirty Picture Raj KapoorEkta KapoorPadminiZeenat AmanOpinionFeature

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