And what is a film festival without Anurag Kashyap talking out of his ass:
He attributed piracy and the popularity of downloading films for this new willingness to accept edgy films. “Piracy is changing Indian cinema,” said Kashyap. Younger auds embrace edgy films while the older crowd still prefers the song-and-dance fare, he added.
Bullshit. Why does he constantly play up this fake narrative of Bollywood's "evolution" (unspoken) to be more like Hollywood? Because it gets him attention from international outlets?
Anurag, bro, speak to ANY of the South Asian youngsters going to see Hindi films on a regular basis in LA and they'll tell you what they want: song-dance romances like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
The audience for edgy films is there but it's always going to be small. That's just the way art works.
Anyways, the full list of films showing is here and there are some good ones, so check it out!
Filmfare launches the 100 years of Indian Cinema edition of the magazine. Missing? Anybody without a penis.
Really, Times Group? An alternate cover for 100 years of Indian Cinema cover - Lata Mangeshkar, Rekha, and Zoya Akhtar.
Karan Johar talks about his new show Bollywood @ 100.
If we go into the world of our larger-than-life divas, I’ve not only found some rare pictures of what many of them looked like when they were kids… I’ve also unearthed stories of their on-set romances – how the slap in Mughal-e-azm was much more than a slap between Dilip Saab and Madhubala, and how ‘The Swayamvar of Hema’ be it to Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar or Jitendra was the media’s favourite story in the 70s. I had no idea that if Nassir Hussain had not cast Juhi Chawla in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, we would have lost a fine actress to television, as she had been picked up for the role of Draupadi in Mahabharat.
Saifu confirms Sajid Khan's next film. Did I link this already? It doesn't seem like a great fit, honestly. Saif is not a physical comedian like Akshay.
And will he be starring with Kat in Kabir Khan's next?
The trailer for Climax, the Malayalam version of Silk Smitha's story. It looks to be less cheesy and more… dirty than The Dirty Picture. It also appears to be better directed, at least from the trailer.
A Holi-themed song from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani!
Gippi trailer with English subtitles.