Nine songs

In which I dig up 09’s finest 9, and apologise profusely for the sloppy English translations. ~ 9. Dil Gira Dafatan Samundar lehron ki, lehron ki chadar odh ke so raha hai, Par main jaagu, ek khumaari, ek nasha sa, ek nasha sa ho raha hai, Tu magar, hai bekhabar, hai bekhabar… Dil, gira kahin […]

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The best films of the Sixties

Note: A ludicrously and inevitably difficult assignment. Fun nevertheless. We fanboys are masochists. ~ Welcome to Part 1 of a 5-part, decade-wise exploration of the finest English language cinema from the 60s to today. This, and the following lists, look not just at the most acclaimed films of the decade, but the ones with the […]

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The First Annual Golden Bananas

The First Annual Golden Bananas For films released between January 2008 and February 2009 The hardest thing about writing an introduction to these new awards — awards that celebrate the worst of Hindi-language cinema — is avoiding a first-sentence pun about their a-peel. Phew, now that we’ve gotten that slippery bit out of the way, […]

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