Deepika Padukone was the unanimous choice for the Inaugural issue. She is classy, talented and has been appreciated for her performances by stars of yesteryears too.
Talking about yesteryear stars, its a pity that the depiction of family values and Indian culture is diminishing in Hindi movies.
While talking to veterans in the industry, they are quick to reminicise their childhood memories about the Indian culture and deep rooted family values shown in hindi films of the 60s and 70s. The Indian family values of the Rajshri Productions films like Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Maine Pyaar Kiya and so on, are gradually eroding and the new generation is fast adapting to the culture as shown in Hollywood films.
We have compiled the best and the notable Hindi movies of the year gone by. Some of them have not done well commercially, yet have garnered critis appeal. Like Om Dar Ba Dar, Gulabi Gang, Ankhon Dekhi and Lakshmi to name a few. Yet there were other well made films and successful at the box office like Mary Kom, City Lights and Queen – the best film by Kangana Ranaut.
There is also a crisp feature on the girls to be watched out in Filmy Town. Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu and Evelyn Sharma are here to stay in the Bollywood film industry. This new gen actresses are smart enough to choose and sign their films. They are aware of what is happening in the business circuit alongwith keeping an eye on the cinema for the Film Festivals.
Internationally acclaimed director Susanne Bier talks about working with Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper on Serena which is yet to be released in India. It has evoked a buzz amongst the critics. Susanne was speaking at a Master class for the National Film and Television School students.
The BAD girl Sherlyn Chopra was quite honest in her interview and got emotional at moments. We had to take a break. No, she wasn’t putting on the act, we could feel and see it in her. Wishing her all the best.
Regional Cinema has often been neglected by the mainstream filmy magazines. We have featured Vijay Maurya, who has written the story of an upcoming Marathi film about Identical Twin sisters falling in love with the same boy and how the fun comedy and romance grows in the back drop of a college life. It is his directoral debut.
Amit Tiwari pens down his Journey as the Director in the film industry. It is not only the actors who have to start from the scratch, the technical professionals too face an uphill task in the field. Amit has also suggested some tips to the aspiring directors.
An healthy sign with the new generation stepping in the filmy industry.