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Lights, Camera, Conversation… “It’s the same, just (somewhat) different”

With two recent high-profile remakes, it’s as good a time as any to discuss their enduring popularity. Two films released in January, one Hindi and one Tamil, raise the question of why, exactly, filmmakers opt for remakes. For some, it is the opportunity to transpose a hit from one language to another, one cultural milieu [...]
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Lights, Camera, Conversation… “A different kind of odd”

Film / Bollywood : Blogical Conclusion (3 years ago)

How will an audience new to both the foreign art film and the full-length musical react to a film that’s both? Here’s where we attempt to find out. How do you recommend a foreign film? (For the sake of this discussion, let’s restric... Read Post

Lights, Camera, Conversation… “Wrought from Steal”

Film / Bollywood : Blogical Conclusion (3 years ago)

What do filmmakers from outside our country think about what we do so freely, so frequently? While we wrestle with our souls about our films sourced without credit from the cinema of elsewhere – are they copies? Homages? Remakes? Pl... Read Post

Lights, Camera, Conversation… “We don’t need another hero”

Film / Bollywood : Blogical Conclusion (3 years ago)

But there’s certainly place for a quiet, almost-hero – like the refreshingly ordinary protagonist of ‘Mounaguru,’ a film that’s anything but ordinary. The recent Tamil film, Mounaguru, the season’s sleeper hit made by first-time fil... Read Post

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