Review: Ron Howard’s Rush

Formula One has the habit of making other sports look absurdly insignificant. What, you run real quick? What, you flog a bit of leather? What, you hit another bloke in the face? Well, I battle gravity and push physics to the limit by hurling myself at the apex of a curve, calculating and strategising about […]

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What I love about Mumbai…

The meritocracy. The mania. The home-delivered alcohol. The hours. The fact that we call it Bombay, come what may. The delusion. The complete lack of perspective. The palpable fanaticism about film. The seaface. The honest auto-rickshaws. The dives. The impossibility. The DVD bootleggers. The fanboys. The fact that nobody really cares unless you beseech them […]

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The girl with the legs

Aarakshan, out this August, will be Deepika Padukone’s tenth film as leading lady, in less than five Bollywood years. What she lacks in range, she tries to make up with gams and gumption. She’s played a movie star, a cab driver, a blind roller-skater, a freedom fighter and even a half-Chinese Ninja-type. A feature with a plainer heroine, one who pronounces her apostrophes.

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