Dangal

Dangal (दंगल) Director: Nitesh Tiwari Written by:  Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Meharotra Country: India Year: 2016 Starring: Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Sheikh/Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra/Suhani Bhatnagar After he is forced by financial circumstances to give up his own wrestling career, Mahavir … Continue reading

Top 8 Fight Scenes in Asian Movies

What can I say – I do enjoy well choreographed and edited fight scenes. I think they are an excellent fusion of martial arts, film arts and trickery arts, that make you believe the fight and appreciate the beauty of … Continue reading

Petal Dance

Petal Dance (ペタル ダンス) Director: Hiroshi Ishikawa Country: Japan Year: 2013 “Petal Dance” on Amazon. 物の哀れ Mononoaware a Japanese word that can be roughly translated as “the pathos of things.”  It is the awareness of the impermanence of all things and the … Continue reading

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Ontorjatra

Ontorjatra (Bengali: অর্ন্তযাত্রা; English: Homeland)  Director:  Tareque and Catherine Masud Country: Bangladesh Year: 2006 After 15 years abroad, Shireen and her son Sohel return to Bangladesh to attend the memorial service for Sohel’s father. After getting a divorce when Sohel was … Continue reading

Sardaarji

Sardaarji (ਸਰਦਾਰ) Director: Rohit Jugraj Country: India (Punjabi) Year: 2015 Jaggi, or “Sardaarji,” is a talented ghost hunter from rural Punjab, India. Emotionally immature, he is waiting to find his “queen witch:” the prettiest and most wonderful female ghost, who … Continue reading

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Neerja

Neerja Director: Ram Madhvani Country: India (Hindi, English, Arabic) Year: 2016 Find Neerja on Amazon. On September 5th, 1986, Palestinian terrorists hijack Pan Am flight 73 while it waits on the tarmac at the Karachi airport. The head purser of … Continue reading

The Lost Melody by Ajay Kar

The Lost Melody

The Lost Melody (Harano Sur) (হারানোসুর) Director: Ajay Kar Country: India (Bengali) Year: 1957 Find Harano Sur on Amazon. Rama, a female psychiatrist at a mental institution, quits her job in protest of an older doctor’s treatment of Alok, a … Continue reading