‘Blackmail’ Is A Good Film, But Not A Great One

Time and again the life of a middle class man is stuck in the shackles of EMI’s and various payments. It is a loop that one is stuck in and hardly anyone can come out of it. One is so neck deep in the problem and accepting it as life that you don’t even run away from it. Abhinay Deo’s Blackmail captures just that. How far can a middle class man go to protect all of this? Irrfan Khan is someone who can delight you the minute you see him on screen. Irrfan as Dev is stuck in his own…Continue Reading

13 Bollywood Movies On Sports That Will Inspire You With Their Dialogues

All sports based movies tend to create a storm at the box office because of their perfect mix of action, drama and inspiration!It’s always great to watch a movie that nudges you to do, have and be more – be it fictional or inspired by a real-life story. Here’s a list of 13 amazing Bollywood movies based on sports and their super inspirational dialogues, because really, there’s no such thing as too much inspiration, is there? M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) Sport: CricketThe best dialogue of the movie: “Mujhe yakeen hai aadmi kadd uske iraadon se naapa jaata hai.…Continue Reading

24 Bollywood Pick-Up Lines That Will NEVER Work In Real Life

Whenever we watch Bollywood movies, we see how the hero always tries to get someone’s attention by using utterly-butterly cheesy lines. It might have worked with the best of actresses ON SCREEN but I could bet on anything it would just lead to gales of laughter if used on any of us today! Here are some creepy, senseless, funny pick-up lines that should be used COMPLETELY at your own risk – OMG! Ghajiniiiii!!! Get a job! I’m terrified! Okay? Okay. Where exactly though? Explain the difference someone! Don’t look at me again. *BLOCKED* Only SRK could pull this off. All…Continue Reading

15 Instances Of Cross-Dressing In Bollywood That We Indians Celebrated & Loved

Human societies have had gendered dress codes since the beginning of dressing up but humans have also cross-dressed since centuries for different reasons. Historically, cross-dressing didn’t mean a slur and was used to disguise people, ensure comfort and sometimes, self-discovery. Cross-dressing often fuels images of deviant sexualities and lifestyles in the minds of a populace fueled by politics and religion. Never mind the hordes of Bollywood characters we have laughed at/with, applauded, cried with for not just cross-dressing but displaying characteristics opposite to the ones assigned to their gender via our social constructs. The portrayal may be faulty, but here…Continue Reading

6 Tips From Ranveer Singh To Make You The Greatest Marketeer That Ever Lived

The world of marketing is often complicated for newcomers. Strategy, analysis, hooks and ‘point of saturation’ are terms with a lot of meaning and zero understanding. We often look for inspiring case studies to understand and build upon our knowledge of how brands work and what makes the common man tick. In my opinion, there isn’t a greater case study in India than Ranveer Singh. He rose from nowhere into the collective Indian consciousness and turned himself not just into an actor, but into a star. While it takes a village to maintain an image, here are some simple lessons…Continue Reading

15 Savagely Perfect Comebacks To Daily Sexist Questions

Being a feminist is difficult. More so, when you are born in the South Asian corner of the world, which is riddled with sexist rules and regulations every step of the way. Surely, change is coming, but for every step our society takes forward, there are those who insist on taking us back by two steps. It’ll surely take our society a considerable amount of time to totally take that leap of faith towards gender equality. That being said, let’s look at the micro picture first. Let’s forget about the urban, rural and even global aspects of it for some…Continue Reading

‘Owning’ Your Actions Will Help You On The Road To Adulthood

Ah, ‘Adulting!’ Are you scratching your head at this point when I am referring to you as an ‘adult’? Is it freaking you out? Does it matter if we are ready (or not!) to grow up? It sure as hell does! Life doesn’t care for our apprehensions. We grow up, grow old, and the years roll on! Yet, adulthood doesn’t always feel right. It’s easily one of the ironies of life. When you’re a child you’re slightly envious of the the older generation, and you can’t wait to experience and enjoy the ‘freedom’ that is associated with ‘adulting.’ These childhood…Continue Reading

Now That We’ve Recovered, Let’s Talk About The MAD AWESOME “Sanju” Trailer

Excuse me, but you must have heard, yesterday the trailer for Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming film “Sanju” dropped, and man, so did ALL OF OUR JAWS. I could say this in a lot of fancy-shmancy words, but I’m just going to keep it simple and go with IT IS SO GOOD. The movie is rich in color and Ranbir Kapoor has the Sanju baba vibes on point, something which is getting us all SO excited. With Sanjay Dutt’s life being such an attractive mystery to most of us who grew up following it, this seems to be his untold story and…Continue Reading

21 Unforgettable Romantic Songs From The 90’s That Will Forever Remind Us Of Love

Raise your hand if you’re a true-blue 90’s kid! YAAAS, we are THE generation of all things awesome. We have seen change, we understand progress and we understand the value of tradition and culture. Just like that, we love our music too. There’s something about 90’s music that takes you right back to the street you grew up in, all your old friends and happy times. Venus came up with this beautiful throwback to 90’s music list, and man, romance then was just something else. Here’s hoping these songs will remind you of that beauty again. Bahut Pyaar Karte Hain…Continue Reading

ZNMD Is Everything Friendship Stands For And We Thank The Movie Gods For It

I am not a movie buff, but this is that one film I can go on and on about. It was shot across Spain and was backed up by a good script, great performances and soulful music. All of these elements turned it into one of those movies that seem to have become a cult favorite. And it surely touched all the right cords in my heart. I’d say you are lying if you tell me that this movie didn’t want to make you plan a road trip with your friends. Or that it didn’t give you a bucket list…Continue Reading