Flyboys Of Films

Much has been written and said about the incomparable joy of flying. The exhilaration of ‘skyfaring’ – conquering the vast firmament, and witnessing the enchanting beauty of sunsets and sunrises from several feet above the ground is possibly one of the most delightful things one can experience . The sheer beatitude of feeling like a part of the skies, while traversing in three dimensions, is impossible to describe in words.

Everyone loves pilots. Perceived as swashbuckling, intrepid adventurers, pilots and airmen hold a special place in people’s hearts. There’s something about them – dashing, skilled, always flanked by gorgeous stewardesses and charming to a fault.

Needless to say films have banked on pilots and the allure of the profession to dole out blockbusters. Here are some that make us drool unabashedly.

Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell from Top Gun



Released on May 16, 1986, this legendary film is 30 today. It was Top Gun that made airmen larger-than-life and endowed much sex appeal to the pilots. Tom Cruise immortalized the role of a pilot as Maverick. By ”Flying by the seat of his pants” and taking out 3 fighter jets single-handedly, Maverick was the man all women wanted, and all men wanted to be. Yes, we felt the need; the need for speed.

William ‘Whip’ Whitaker from Flight



Badassery knew no bounds, when Denzel Washington played Whip, a senior airline commander. In spite of having a night of limitless debauchery, he managed to save the passenger when the plane experienced a technical failure. Not just this, he flew an airliner jet upside down!

Capt. Rafe McCauley from Pearl Harbor



Set in World War 2, Pearl Harbor was a tragic love triangle. What made it completely worth the watch was Ben Affleck, who played the noble and courageous Air Force pilot who got himself enlisted when most others were trying to avoid going to war. What’s more, he also wooed the pretty nurse with his charm!

Amelia Earhart from Amelia



The first woman pilot to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart remains to be an inspiration for all pilots, men as well as women, till date. Hillary Swank managed to bring Amelia’s beauty, grace, tenacity and grit to the screen with her commendable portrayal.

Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh from Veer Zaara



Played by none other than Shahrukh Khan, who looks every bit as dashing and handsome as an Indian Air Force pilot should, he stole many a heart as Veer, the lovelorn, pining hero.

Sq. Leader Harinder Singh from Mausam



Shahid Kapoor was as ravishing as Harry, the exuberant, young chap from a hamlet in Punjab, as he was stately as Sq. Leader Harinder Singh.
Any article about pilots is incomplete without a special shout out to Han Solo. Harrison Ford remains unparalleled as the flyer of the Millennium Falcon. With his great looks and rakish charm, he may just be an honorary addition, but he is every bit as drool-worthy as his earthbound counterparts.

Flyboys Of Films

Much has been written and said about the incomparable joy of flying. The exhilaration of 'skyfaring' – conquering the vast firmament, and witnessing the enchanting beauty of sunsets and sunrises from several feet above the ground is possibly one of the most delightful things one can experience.The sheer beatitude of feeling like a part of the skies, while traversing in three dimensions, is impossible to describe in words.

Everyone loves pilots. Perceived as swashbuckling, intrepid adventurers, pilots and airmen hold a special place in people's hearts. There's something about them – dashing, skilled, always flanked by gorgeous stewardesses and charming to a fault.

Needless to say films have banked on pilots and the allure of the profession to dole out blockbusters. Here are some that make us drool unabashedly.

Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell from Top Gun

Released on May 16, 1986, this legendary film is 30 today. It was Top Gun that made airmen larger-than-life and endowed much sex appeal to the pilots. Tom Cruise immortalized the role of a pilot as Maverick. By ''Flying by the seat of his pants'' and taking out 3 fighter jets single-handedly, Maverick was the man all women wanted, and all men wanted to be. Yes, we felt the need; the need for speed.

William 'Whip' Whitaker from Flight

Badassery knew no bounds, when Denzel Washington played Whip, a senior airline commander. In spite of having a night of limitless debauchery, he managed to save the passenger when the plane experienced a technical failure. Not just this, he flew an airliner jet upside down!

Capt. Rafe McCauley from Pearl Harbor

Set in World War 2, Pearl Harbor was a tragic love triangle. What made it completely worth the watch was Ben Affleck, who played the noble and courageous Air Force pilot who got himself enlisted when most others were trying to avoid going to war. What's more, he also wooed the pretty nurse with his charm!

Amelia Earhart from Amelia

The first woman pilot to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart remains to be an inspiration for all pilots, men as well as women, till date. Hillary Swank managed to bring Amelia's beauty, grace, tenacity and grit to the screen with her commendable portrayal.

Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh from Veer Zaara

Played by none other than Shahrukh Khan, who looks every bit as dashing and handsome as an Indian Air Force pilot should, he stole many a heart as Veer, the lovelorn, pining hero.

Sq. Leader Harinder Singh from Mausam

Shahid Kapoor was as ravishing as Harry, the exuberant, young chap from a hamlet in Punjab, as he was stately as Sq. Leader Harinder Singh.

Any article about pilots is incomplete without a special shout out to Han Solo. Harrison Ford remains unparalleled as the flyer of the Millennium Falcon. With his great looks and rakish charm, he may just be an honorary addition, but he is every bit as drool-worthy as his earthbound counterparts.

 

Shoe Love Is True Love

It started with Cinderella, in a fairy tale. The footwear fever caught on and never left. Years later, we were reintroduced to this febrile joy by Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City. It is no secret.Women love shoes. And, even if imperceptibly so, we know shoes love us back.

Ignore the boys who roll their eyes as you salivate over the online catalog of the latest must-have wedges and pumps. They don’t get it. It is science. Psychologists say that there indeed is such a thing as "shopper’s high". Purchase of shoes releases copious amounts of the feel-­good neurotransmitter, Dopamine. Not just that, buying those Loubotin’s and Jimmy Choo’s, actually stimulates an area in our brain’s pre-frontal cortex, called the "collecting spot". Whether we perceive them so or not, shoes are after all collectors’ items. Not to mention, the evolutionary

advantage associated with height. Heels make us taller, and thus, also make us feel more powerful and confident.

It is a love saga that is not likely to end anytime soon. Why wait? Know your shoes!



Black Pumps



This one is a no-­brainer. You know what they say, ‘Keep your head, standards and heels high’. A good pair of black pumps can do wonders for any outfit.

Ankle­-strap sandals



If you are feeling short, and want to look taller, don a pair of these. They make your legs look longer and up your style quotient.

Ankle boots



Wear these with a skirt or a pair of jeans and give your look an instant, enviable edge.

Ballet flats



They are fun, girly and most of all, comfortable. Perfect for a pleasant day, and some aimless wandering.

Short­-stacked heels



The 90’s are back and how! These heels will make you feel taller and sexier, but still let you jump around without making you fall splat on the ground.

Platform wedges



There is something amazingly eclectic about platform wedges. They make you look feminine, but not overtly so. Go buy a pair if you wish to pull off the gamine look.

Casual sneakers



Because, you cannot always be dressy. Sometimes all a girl wants is to put on a pair of loafers as she juggles her day.

Flat sandals



Summers in India can be hellish, but, that’s no reason to not feel and look pretty. A pair of flat sandals is perfect for a stylish, summer day.

The Cinderella Syndrome is not likely to be cured anytime soon. In fact, we are pretty sure we

don’t want it to be cured. Money may not buy us happiness, but it can buy us shoes, and we all know it is pretty much the same thing! Let us get grabby and shop-­happy!

Actors Who Can Sing

 Indian culture, like all other cultures, is incomplete without its music and melodies. As is mirrored wonderfully through Indian movies, especially the Hindi film industry, songs form an integral part of all situations – tragic, comic, celebratory, or amorous. With a slew of talented artistes, we often witness intersection and intertwining of forms of art. Experimenting remains the one thing that binds the artistes together. Bollywood has spawned many powerhouse talents. Actors, in their bid to enhance their craft, often dabble into other skills. Many actors have chosen to lend their voices to songs. The neophytes, the veterans and even the enshrined have taken a stab at singing. Have a look!
Amitabh Bachchan


Arguably the greatest star of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan is not just blessed with great acting skills, but also great vocal chords. He has lent his voice to songs from his films like ‘Baghban’, ‘Nishabd’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Khabhi Gham’ etc.
Farhan Akhtar


Having donned many hats, Farhan Akhtar’s skills as a minstrel were discovered through Rock On, a film that portrayed him a musician. Having sung many songs since, Farhan has proven to be a true artiste.
Madhuri Dixit


Known for having stolen innumerable hearts, through her acting and dancing skills in her heyday, Madhuri Dixit also managed to get people to swoon over her voice through ‘Kaahe Chhede’ from her film Devdas.
Aamir Khan


Considered one of finest actors of Bollywood, Aamir is known for his dedication and attention to details. An artiste of his caliber was bound to dabble. He lent his voice to ‘Aati Kya Khandala’ in ‘Ghulam’ and ‘Bum Bum Bole’ in Taare Zameen Par.
Priyanka Chopra


Having taken both Bollywood and Hollywood by storm, owing to her tremendous acting skills, she has also carved out a niche as a pop-star with ‘Exotic’ and ‘In My City’, featuring Pitbull.
Alia Bhatt


One of the rising stars of Bollywood, Alia has also proven to be quite the songstress. Her rendition of ‘Main Tenu Samjhawan’ was acclaimed by many.
Shraddha Kapoor


The adorable Shraddha Kapoor added to her acting credits, some singing mojo, by crooning for songs in ‘Ek Villain’, ‘Haider’, and more recently her latest release ‘Baaghi’.

No Soup for You, But, Here’s Some Cake. Happy Birthday, Jerry!

Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year has gone by and how little we’ve grown. No matter how desperate we are that someday a better self will emerge, with each flicker of the candles on the cake, we know it’s not to be, that for the rest of our sad, wretched pathetic lives, this is who we are to the bitter end. Inevitably, irrevocably; happy birthday? No such thing.

Such were the delightfully sardonic words of the ever-caustic and hysterically cynical Jerome Allen Seinfeld – comedian, actor, writer and producer. But, let us throw caution to the wind and go ahead and wish Jerry Seinfeld a very happy birthday!

Born in 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, the funny man celebrates his 61st today. Having made people fall off their chairs for years on end, Jerry has gone as far as saying he wishes to breathe his last, "standing-up".

The man whose last name is no less than an institution, owing to the eponymous show that was watched and adored by many, always knew that comedy was his calling.

The show, Seinfeld, remains one of the most popular shows on television. Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, it ran from 1989 to 1998 and is often described as ‘The show about nothing’, by fans. The moniker caught on due to a joke that was made on the show itself. However, a little known fact is that the original pitch that David and Seinfeld made to NBC described the sitcom as a show about how a comedian gets his material from every day, mundane experience.

It has been rightly called “the greatest show of all time”, having won 10 Emmys and three Golden Globe awards. Jerry also wrote a best-selling book on humor – Seinlanguage, which was a compilation of the ‘Seinfelian’ code-words and recurring phrases.

On his birthday let’s have a laugh by taking a look at some of his funniest quips!


The Best Man

I was the best man at the wedding. If I’m the best man, why is she marrying him?”

For the Love of Bad Gifts

“Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door."

On Bad Advertising

“Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.”

Jerry, the Treehugger

“Why do people give each other flowers? To celebrate various important occasions, they’re killing living creatures? Why restrict it to plants? ‘Sweetheart, let’s make up. Have this deceased squirrel.”

The Existentialist

“If I want a long boring story with no point to it, I have my life.”

Finally, on Aging

“You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, "See if you can blow this out."

Here’s hoping for many more candles!

Stalking Glorified, Bollywood Style

 For decades, the Hindi film industry has dished out romantic films replete with over-the-top gestures, fervent desire, passionate longing and undying yearning. Bollywood has a way of romanticizing cheesiness, sappiness and corniness. While this may be innocuous, there have been times when there has been a glamorization of creepiness. A quintessential romantic Bollywood trope is a boy-meets-girl story – the girl, initially uninterested, and/or full of disdain for the boy, is eventually won over through a relentless pursuit which involves serenading her, making incessant advances, following her around despite her visible discomfort and the like. 

While on paper, these acts seem regressive and misogynistic, Bollywood normalizes them and even has viewers sighing and swooning over them. Makes one wonder why women are ceaselessly portrayed as unwitting lasses who get impressed by stalkers.

When replicated in real life however, it can be a harrowing and traumatizing experience for the girl. The machismo attached to pursuing a woman who refuses to reciprocate has ended up glorifying cat-calling and harassment. It has been perpetuating the endemic mistreatment of women and galvanizing misguided youths into opting for dangerous means like stalking to woo a girl. In fact, in 2015, a 32-year-old Indian male was acquitted by an Australian court, despite having stalked two women, when he said that male leads in Bollywood movies always got the women to say yes by doggedly chasing them. His lawyer reasserted that such an offence was ”normal behaviour” for most Indian men, heavily influenced by Bollywood heroes.

Although almost omnipresent, here are some of the most popular acts of pursuit in some of our films that may have sent out an objectionable message.

Raanjhanaa



While it is true that Dhanush’s character turns over a new leaf eventually, it cannot be contested that he goes after Zoya (Sonam Kapoor), unabashedly, disregarding her unwillingness to reciprocate. If threatening to slit the girl’s wrist when rejected is not creepy, we don’t know what is. 



Tere Naam



Radhe (Salman Khan) is the archetypal arrogant stud of the college who gets any girl he decides he wants. Nirjara played by Bhoomika Chawla catches his fancy and he follows her around, stalks her and relentlessly harasses her throughout the film, till his character is driven to madness. 



Saawariya



Ranbir Kapoor played the unrequited lover who refused to take no for an answer. The film tried to project his character as a ‘fallen angel with a devilish streak’, but look deeper and you realize that his non-stop pestering and following of Sakina (Sonam Kapoor), is not short of stalking.



Phata Poster Nikla Hero



The very popular Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai from Phata Poster Nikla Hero legitimizes stalking by making a hummable, earworm of a song about a man’s right to stalk the woman of his choice, dubbing her rebuttals unnecessary and uptight.



R… Rajkumar



The makers of R… Rajkumar decided that a man following a woman around, making kissing sounds around her, breaking-in into her room while she is changing and refusing to leave, was somehow endearing. In the real world it would not only be horrifying, it would also be infuriating and a criminal offence, we hope. 

Passing off stalking and harassment as harmless fun or disarming charm had led to cultural commodification of women. It has misled many impressionable youngsters into committing crimes against women with impunity. Perhaps it is time Bollywood introspected and made some changes.

Love Triangles Gone Wrong In The Movies

The entertainment industry has been relying on love triangles to add drama and intrigue to otherwise vapid plots for years on end. There is something piquant about a good love triangle. The innate suspense that comes with not knowing who gets the guy/girl in the end, and the empathy or anger one might feel towards the unrequited lover are the crutches that a good love triangle stands on.

Bollywood has been rife with triangles that have been box-office hits, lapped up rapaciously by the viewers. Some love triangles however, just end up disappointing us and make our hearts go out for the person who got railroaded in the process, a petty distraction, or just an oblivious vehicle that united the two lovers.

Here are some love triangles that we thought had unfair endings.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai



Ignore the fact that Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) chose Tina (Rani Mukerji) over Anjali (Kajol), but one cannot overlook the fact that he did not bother to contact his ”best friend” for eight whole years after she left college. What’s more, Aman (Salman Khan) loved Anjali unconditionally, and accepted her the way she was, while Rahul poked fun at her for dolling up, friend-zoned her, and turned a blind eye to her very obviously broken heart. Wasn’t it just utterly heart-wrenching to watch Aman take the high road and walk away after he helped Rahul and Anjali reunite?

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam



A classic case of the confused dame, who loves to play the damsel in distress. Nandini (Aishwarya Rai) claims to be in love Sameer (Salman Khan). So deep is her love that she confides in her husband Vanraj (Ajay Devgn), who, being a nice guy, decides to head all the way to Italy with her just so she can be reunited with her one true love. Upon meeting Sameer, however, Nandini decides she must go back to Vanraj. What the deuce just happened?! Not only did she make a complete fool of poor Sameer, who waited for her patiently, she also toyed with Vanraj’s feelings. Not cool, Nandini, not cool!

Dil Se



Not exactly a love triangle, Dil Se, is a poignant story of Aman Varma’s (SRK) undying (and arguably foolish) love for Meghna (Manisha Koirala), who is a part of an insurgent outfit that has planned multiple suicide bombings. Aman gets wary of Meghna, when her true identity is revealed, and gets engaged to Preeti Nair (Priety Zinta). Now, Preeti falls in love with Aman, and Aman decides to go ahead and get married to her, while still secretly harboring feelings for Meghna. The film ends with an explosion of a bomb on Meghna’s person, killing both her, and Aman. You can’t help but cry for Preeti and Aman, and what could have been.

Cocktail



Just when Deepika Padukone‘s Veronica (who clearly secretly craves emotional intimacy) starts developing real feelings for Gautam (Saif Ali Khan), Meera (Diana Penty) decides to fall in love with him, conveniently forgetting that it was Veronica who put a roof over her head when she was unceremoniously abandoned by her husband. Gautam chooses Meera, as she is the more ”traditional” one as opposed to the independent, headstrong Veronica. To add insult to injury, Meera also pretends to be the self-sacrificing angel of kindness, painting good old Veronica as the bad guy, eventually ‘guilt’ing her into letting wishy-washy Gautam go. In what world is that fair?

Student of The Year



Shanaya (Alia Bhatt) and Rohan (Varun Dhawan) are a couple of teenagers madly in love. Enter Abhimanyu (Siddharth Malhotra), who befriends Rohan and gets in the good books of his parents. He also scores brownie points with Shanaya, who wants Rohan to be more attentive and invested in their relationship, by helping her make Rohan jealous. Abhimanyu basically makes Rohan realize his love for Shanaya and then steals the girl from under his nose. Poor Rohan! That was no ordinary burn.

Here’s to the Lonely Hearts Club! It sucks but ….



 

The Huntsman: Winter’s War: Film Review – Love Conquers All

Verdict: Tries hard to reinforce the power of love, but only barely manages.

When you think fairy tales, you automatically think doe-eyed princesses, intrepid knights, and evil step-mothers or their equally menacing equivalents. Considering off beat is in, it is no surprise that filmmakers have been doling out a plethora of fantasy flicks that are rife with unconventional characters, unlikely heroes and black humor. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s directorial debut, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, is a prequel/sequel/spin-off version of Snow White and the Huntsman, the rather grim rendition of the popular children’s fairy tale. 

The film starts off with the diabolical queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) murdering the king and usurping all his power. With an insatiable lust for control and megalomaniacal tendencies, Ravenna’s sole goal is to rule the world. On the other hand, her tender-hearted little sister, Freya (Emily Blunt) is a staunch believer in love. Upon being spurned by her lover, she is devastated and her inner wrath surfaces as frost – perhaps a metaphor for a warm heart gone cold. Freya moves away to the North, where she begins ruling as the ice-queen. She routinely abducts children, to form an army of trained warriors, the huntsmen. They are taught that love is a lie; it being the only sin the reigning queen refuses to forgive. Despite years of indoctrination, two young huntsmen, Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain) dare to defy the rule and fall in love, pledging to be by each other’s side forever. The remorseless Freya commands they be killed. The sequel part of the film looks at events seven years hence when Eric has survived and is in Snow White’s kingdom. Enter dwarfs Nion (Nick Frost) and Griff (Rob Brydon), magic, monsters and beasts and gory battles. 

Chris Hemsworth is his usual gorgeous self and does not disappoint as the huntsman. The only thing that makes him even more adorable is his character’s devotion and undying love for his lover. Jessica Chastain alternates Sara’s stoniness and tenderness quite skillfully. Charlize Theron is remorseless and unyielding as Ravenna, while Emily Blunt is a vision, and manages to portray a woman scorned with the right amount of conviction. However, the set is not particularly impressive and the 3-dimensionality ends up seeming redundant.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a good story, with twists, turns and adventure galore. The plot is a tad unnecessarily confusing and haphazard, owing to which it is easy to get distracted. Not particularly gripping, it still manages to be a one-time watch, especially for teenagers who enjoy murky takes on fairy tales.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:

Watch The Huntsman: Winter’s War because there can never be enough films that reinstate love as the single thing that has the power to change the world.

 

6 Bollywood Styles That Made A Comeback

Bollywood has been setting trends since times immemorial. In a country where the people worship the celluloid stars and try to imitate their every whim, Bollywood decides what the latest cry is.


Cliches are cliches for a reason. With that caveat, let us go ahead and declare that history, indeed repeats itself. This is especially true when it comes to fashion and beauty trends. That which might seem cool and in-vogue today, was probably something you frowned at not very long ago. That old thing you found in your mum’s closet a few years ago? Why, it might just be the most chic thing you ever held (even though it seemed pretty dowdy and disastrous the last time you checked). Not just that, it might even be just the right print or just the right pattern. 


Fashion comes a full circle! What’s more, you did not even have to find obscure and pricey boutiques to find that perfect cropped top; it was right there, catching dust in the ignored stack of clothes. Yes, it is time you raided your mum’s old raiment!


Here are some Bollywood trends that have made a comeback.


Off-shouldered Tops and Dresses






Also called Bardot tops, these were quite the fashion statement back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, popularized by the vivacious Juhi Chawla. As of 2016, Bardot tops are back to being in vogue. Not only are they vastly comfortable, they are also a great way to show off those perfect collar bones.


Head Wreathes and Bouffant




A staple at music festivals across the country, head wreathes were the fad in Bollywood, back in the 70’s, which was also the Hippie era. With the revival of boho chic, many a young girl are seen donning the big hair and bouffant of the seventies.


High-rise Denim






Almost ubiquitous through the nineties, and even early naughties, the high-waisted denim pants have made their way back in the wardrobe of almost every trendy girl. A great way to hide flab and the stubborn love-handles, high-rise jeans are cute and comfy this.


Cropped Tops






Probably the biggest comeback from the 90’s, cropped tops are fun, girly and a great way to show-off your toned, flat midriff.


Over-alls and Dungarees






Also seen in the 90’s, over-alls and dungarees seem to have returned and become the rage and look like they are here to stay.


Pallazo Pants





Seen in the 80’s in Bollywood, Pallazo Pants are stylish and a great way to make a fashion statement this summer. Flowy and airy, if you baggy pants are your jam, you know it doesn’t get trendier than these.

 

5 Times Bollywood Featured Schizophrenia

Films have long since had plots centering mental disorders and illnesses. Schizophrenia is one such mental disorder that is widely known to be debilitating and simultaneously profound. It has held the fancy of psychologists and psychiatrists for centuries, and has fascinated masses, owing to the enigma that surrounds it.

Perhaps the best portrayal of schizophrenia was witnessed in ‘A Beautiful Mind‘ with a narrative based on illustrious scientist John Nash’s life and struggles with the illness.  Others like Shutter Island and Fight Club were much acclaimed as well.It has been noted by many professionals however, that depictions of schizophrenia in movies are often hyperbolic, dramatized and grossly inaccurate.

Even so, the cryptic nature of the disorder, the genuinely pitiful plight of those suffering from it and those subjected to it, and the fact that it has all the makings of a thriller, have made it a staple for filmmakers.

Bollywood loves psychological thrillers and there have been times when they got it right. Read on to know more.



Madhoshi

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With much intrigue and a terrorism angle, a doe-eyed Bipasha Basu claims to be in love with John Abraham, a character whose existence is denied by all the characters in the movie. Madhoshi makes a watch full of plot twists and jaw-dropping moments.

Karthik Calling Karthik

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What happens when a mediocre individual, often bullied by his co-workers, treated like a doormat by his boss, and completely ignored by the woman he loves, gets a mysterious call from… himself? Find out.

15 Park Avenue

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A poignant film, hard-hitting and painfully real, 15 Park Avenue is more a story of Shabana Azmi, who plays the devoted sister and caretaker to the schizophrenia afflicted Konkona Sen Sharma. The film shows the viewers, the rarely discussed struggles of the relatives of those suffering from the nightmarish disorder.

Shabd



An author who exhorts his wife and muse to have an affair with a younger man, just so he can write about it, finds the tables being turned when he tries to play God. Shabd is a bone-chilling story about the conflicts that reside in an artist’s mind.

Woh Lamhe

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A film about the flip side of stardom and fame, Woh Lamhe stars Kangana Ranaut as the up and coming star, who has to face the crippling mental disorder and all the travails associated with it. Speculated to be based on the life of Parveen Babi, Woh Lamhe is an evocative film.