Biopic

DADDY | Arjun Rampal Plays Gangster Arun Gawli

DADDY | Arjun Rampal Plays Gangster Arun Gawli

Arjun Rampal plays the real-life gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli in the upcoming film Daddy. The trailer shows glimpses of his ruthlessness as one of India’s most-feared gangsters of 80s and 90s, when the city of Mumbai was infested with extended organized crime network. Co-written and directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, Daddy takes you to the streets of […]

Big Eyes (2014) – A Biopic, The Film, The Art

Amy Adams in BIG EYES. Photo ©The Weinstein Company Recently, I watched the 2014 biopic BIG EYES, directed by Tim Burton who is credited with some of the finest and mostly known for films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005). I always expect something interesting from this Academy […]

Foxcatcher – a terrific biopic, an Oscar buzz

Directed by Oscar nominated Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and based on real story, Foxcatchernarrates the dark and complex relationship between a wrestling coach and two Olympic gold winners that ended tragically in the year 1996. On January 26thof that year eccentric multi-millionaire John Du Pont shot and killed wrestler Dave Schultz, a 1984 gold medallist, who […]

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) – Truly Inspirational

The day I first watched the trailer of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the first thing I wanted to do in my imagination is to replace Farhan Akhtar from the lead but did not find the right choice. And as I watched the movie in theatre and witnessed his fabulous performance, I became sure that no one, […]

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) – early life of “Che” Guevara

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) – early life of “Che” Guevara

The movie The Motorcycle Diaries is an interesting attempt to portray the early life of one this noted revolutionist and Communist guerilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Directed by Walter Salles, this film focuses on the early 60s when Ernesto was about to complete his degree in medicine while living a normal middle class life. Che […]