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Queen (2014)

March 12, 2014


Of late Bollywood has been fascinated by coming-of-age stories featuring women and travel: English Vinglish, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Highway and now Queen. It is not too hard to see that Queen is a direct descendant of English Vinglish. And much like English Vinglish, Queen is predictable from the word go. Predictability need not always be […]

Notes on Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

July 31, 2013


Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani seems to have started life as a perfectly respectable coming-of-age film. But along the way, somebody decided give the film some “treatment” and “styling” and forgot to stop. The end result is a film in which empty, plastic style overwhelms almost every frame to the point where you begin to feel […]