Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) Film Review

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) Film Review Kabir Khan’s latest Bollywood blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan wins the hearts of many with its powerful message and strong cast. From hatred and violence between two countries, to love and acceptance, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a definite must watch for all. Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, a devotee of the Hanuman God lives his daily life in India worshipping his idol. Pawan, also known … Continue reading Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) Film Review

Transindia – A Documentary by Meera Darji

Originally posted on The Arts – JustMeMike's New Blog:
From the USA Today newspaper: WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday issued two directives moving the Pentagon closer to allowing transgender men and women to serve openly in the military. First, Carter ordered the creation of a Pentagon working group “to study over the next six months the policy and readiness implications of… Continue reading Transindia – A Documentary by Meera Darji

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Ugly (2013) Film Review

Anurag Kashyap’s dark drama Ugly gets you on the edge right from the hard-hitting trailer. From turning a direct case into a mouthful of questions, Ugly keeps you watching right till the very end. The film portrays the kidnapping of a little girl of 10, who is out with her father for the day. Her parents are divorced and the ex-wife Shalini Bose, literally cloistered … Continue reading Ugly (2013) Film Review

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Transindia Documentary [update]

Hello to all! I know it’s been a long time since I have posted on my blog, so first of all apologies for my absence. However, this year has been immensely busy, especially with producing Transindia from research, to travelling to India, to post production. I am very pleased to announce that Transindia is now complete and recently won it’s first Award of Merit for … Continue reading Transindia Documentary [update]

Transindia Fundraising Project

Access Bollywood Filmmaker and fellow movie reviewer Meera Darji is raising funds for Transindia, a documentary focusing on the lives of transgendered people in India. The fundraiser is in its final days, so head over to Meera’s blog to learn more about how you can support this documentary. While you’re there, why not check out some of Meera’s movie reviews! View original post Continue reading Transindia Fundraising Project

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The Theory of Everything (2014) Film Review

Documentary and Drama filmmaker, James Marsh brings to us a beautiful tale of two wonderful people whom fall in love and tackle life. It’s not simply a film about Stephen Hawkings life, rather a moment to seep his courageous journey. A precious yet memorable journey. James Marsh’s biopic of the celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, stars Eddie Redmayne as the famous figure. Enrolled as a … Continue reading The Theory of Everything (2014) Film Review

Please support my upcoming Doc, TRANSINDIA

My second post on Transindia. Please support the campaign for my upcoming Documentary ‘TRANSINDIA’ – A moving film exploring the lives of Hijras in India.  Please help make it happen, I really need your support, any contribution is appreciated:  Your support will not only go towards Film production, but will help us offer items of food and clothing to each Hijra community in the city … Continue reading Please support my upcoming Doc, TRANSINDIA

TransIndia – Documentary on Transgenders by Meera Darji

Originally posted on The Arts – JustMeMike's New Blog:
Did you watch the Amazon Series Transparent? Have you considered watching it now that it walked away with two Golden Globe Awards courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? One to creator Jill Soloway for Best TV Comedy. and Jeffrey Tambor won for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. I watched when it was… Continue reading TransIndia – Documentary on Transgenders by Meera Darji

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P.K. (2014) Film Review

(Warning, includes spoilers) Rajkumar Hirani, Director of 3 Idiots and Munna Bhai MBBS, brings to us a funny, witty tale of a stranger whom questions life. Starring Aamir Khan, as the main protagonist, P.K. is surely a Bollywood Blockbuster which has not only created success, but caused silly havoc due to its narrative. P.K. is an alien sent from another planet and has landed on … Continue reading P.K. (2014) Film Review

Thank you to all! My 2014 Blog in review

Thank you to all the bloggers and many more readers from around the world for making my blog in 2014 successful. It’s overwheleming to see such large figures reading my posts and engaging with my writing. It is definitely encouraging and makes me want to write more. I know I haven’t been posting regularly, however will all be changed soon. More films watched which means … Continue reading Thank you to all! My 2014 Blog in review

5 Film Projects That Will Change How You See The World

Originally posted on Crowded Out Blog:
Crowd funded film projects come in all shapes & sizes. From big budget with celebrity backing to creative indies doing things differently crowd funding has been able to see an explosion of creativity weaning film making off big studio funding. Projects based around causes and campaigning can find it hard to find traditional sources of funding which has led… Continue reading 5 Film Projects That Will Change How You See The World

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) Film Review

Larry (Ben Stiller) is back with his torch light, uniform and of course his fellow museum friend whom come alive at midnight. With many years of dancing at curfew and causing mischief at the Museum, the golden tablet which keeps them alive begins to decay. Decay of the tablet is somewhat a warning of a curse decades ago, which seems to be ignored. This distortion … Continue reading Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) Film Review

Support ‘Transindia’ Documentary

Hi all, I know it’s been a very long time since I posted, but I’ve not forgotten blogging, just been bombarded with Uni work. Anyway, I wanted to share with you a new project I am working on for my Final year. ‘TRANSINDIA’ is a Documentary exploring the Transgender Community (Hijras) in India. Since the Criminal Tribes act in 1871, Hijras are classified as immoral, corrupt … Continue reading Support ‘Transindia’ Documentary

Rajkumar Hirani’s PK Trailer is out starring Aamir Khan

Finally the trailer for the most awaited Bollywood film of the year, PK has been recently released. Starring Aamir Khan, we see him dress up in a variety of different costumes all vibrant and hard to miss. He’s being chased in a few scenes, making silly faces at the camera, stealing clothes and chewing juicy pan, what exactly is Aamir’s character? Thats what we’ve all been … Continue reading Rajkumar Hirani’s PK Trailer is out starring Aamir Khan

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Heropanti (2014) Film Review

Sabir Khan brings to us a snappy romantic film, introducing Tiger Shroff (Son of Jackie Shroff). Heropanti conveys the present atmosphere in India, this barrier between the young ones and their parents. Ultimately it is very similar to Jackie Shroff’s first film, even to n extent where intentionally they use the same theme song to represent Tiger’s entrance in the Film industry. Heropanti follows the … Continue reading Heropanti (2014) Film Review

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Gone Girl (Book Review) Gillian Flynn

International best-selling author, Gillian Flynn has made her mark with her hit novel, Gone Girl. Now, merged into a motion picture film directed by David Fincher, it is set to release in October. Gone Girl follows the story of a married couple, Nick Dunne and Amy Dunne. One day Nick wakes up on his 5-year-anniversity only to find that his wife is missing. With the … Continue reading Gone Girl (Book Review) Gillian Flynn

Blended (2014) Film Review

Blended, A funny yet bonkers tale following the life of two people whom are made for each other. Director, Frank Coroci sure takes on an exotic journey filled with tantrums, awkward moments and goose-riding turns, yet he leaves us feeling disappointed with a flat plot and an unmistakably, stereotypical ensemble of characters. Blended follows the life of two different families, firstly, a mother, Lauren (Drew … Continue reading Blended (2014) Film Review

Bhoothnath Returns (2014) Film Review

From the successful family film, Bhoothnath (2008), Nitish Tiwari comes back with a sequel, Bhoothnath Returns. As they all say, some sequels aren’t as good as the first film, yet in this case; both films were equally as entertaining. Starring Amitabh Bachan as Bhoothnath, the film continues on from the first, where he settles in ‘Ghost World’, a lovely resort also known as heaven. As … Continue reading Bhoothnath Returns (2014) Film Review

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The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Film and Book Review

Writer John Green creates a heart-warming narrative in his New York Times best selling novel, The Fault in our stars. The novel takes us through Hazel Grace’s journey from her condition through to the state of her current ‘ordinary’ life. Hazel is a simple girl with weak lungs. As much as she hates having cancer, she does her best to continue everyday life with a … Continue reading The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Film and Book Review

Into The Storm (2014) Film Review

Director Steven Quale brings to us a stormy adventure in his latest, Into The Storm. Into the Storm cuts back and forth to the documentary film crew and a family. The two teenage sons, Trey (Nathan Kress) and Donnie (Max Deacon) prepare for the graduation ceremony by filming snippets of clips for the future. Their strict father decides it’s a waste of time, making him … Continue reading Into The Storm (2014) Film Review