Kai Po Che

Kai Po Che film of 2013 film introduced a trend for this decade. This film gave a platform to Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Rao and Amit Saadh. The film has a basic theme, to find the meaning of life? This films offered themes like self-Identity, friendship and collaboration. We find these themes very often used in Bollywood films today. Kai Po Che film today is considered as a film which exclusively showcase how we take decision. How dreams and reality collide.  How life of characters changes with passage of time. The near real portrayal made this film as Bollywood milestone. 

Bollywood Journey of Last Two Decades

We always feel, this decade has passed fast. Let’s linger back on some moments.  When the decade began it was a curiosity, who will lead this decade? Who will be the star for this decade?


Many talents donned the directorial chair for the first Vijay Lalwani with Karthik Calling Karthik, Parmeet Sethi with Badmaash Company, Muddassar Aziz with Dulha Mil Gaya and Abhishek Chaubey’s delightful Ishqiya. Abhishek Chaubey became an independent director. There are many who made their career and shine.  Maneesh Sharma of Band Baaja Baaraat director gave first film hit and made Ranbir Singh hit. Who knew that later the same Ranbir Singh will give us Romeo Juliet Indian version of SLB? Undoubtedly Ranbir Singh came out as a star. Rohit Shetty who gave many hits during this two decade was also into limelight for his reality show. He made Ranbir Singh, Ajay Devgan as Singham.

Punit Malhotra who directed I Hate Luv Storys, made few films later.  Habib Faisal screenwriter of Do Dooni Char gave numerous out of the box concepts to Bollywood. He challenged all creative muscles of actors and directors. These two decade has also some fables. Salman Khan worked on his voice and Ronny Screwwala wrote Dabaang. A film which broke all she preconceived notions which Bollywood has created over years. Audience liked so much that Dabaang 2010, then Dabaang 2 in 2012 and Dabaang 3 in 2019.

Indian experimental cinema welcomed new professionals joining in,  Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui with Peepli Live, Abhishek Sharma with Tere Bin Laden, Vikramaditya Motwane with Udaan, Sushil Rajpal with Antardwand and Faruk Kabir with Bollywood’s take on City of God — Allah Kay Bandey. It is not the matter of box-office but it is a positive sign that Bollywood is growing with content and style. Bollywood now realized the talent of new generation. This is the wind of change.


While director Dibakar Banerjee gave us a new concept of cyberworld later many films were on the concept. Neha Chauhan, Arya Banerjee, Raj Kumar, Herry Tangri, Amit Sial, Anshuman Jha Atul Mongia became rooted in Bollywood. It is great to see this new actors and their new approach to taking up a role. Undinably today actors work our more precisely.   

Kanu Behl marked his writing debut His wife Namrata Rao who edited LSD apart from acting into it. It is the decade when some foreign film technicians tried their luck in Bollywood.


Pakistani singer Ali Zafar won many hearts with his acting debut in the comic satire Tere Bin Laden. Yash Raj Films gave a chance to Maneesh Sharma in Band Baaja Baaraat and fresh face Ranvir Singh was introduced to Bollywood.

This decade has been a success to many than to tears for few. Film TV OTT and UGC content was the highlight of this decade. These films brew many stories. And stories are to be told. The mojo of Cinema Hall cannot be replaced. It is sad that due to pandemic film production is stopped. I am sure soon the camera will roll. Writer, directors, cinematographers will soon be back in groove.

Camus in Covid19

Today once gain readers from across the globe are receding the books of Albert Camus. A writer who wrote many books and was editor in chief of ‘Combat’. During WWII and beyond he always wrote for oppressed people. He wrote for humanity. The 1967 Nobel laureate penned many books, Stranger, Outsider, Plague liberated across the globe. Today during this Covid 19 people prefer his advice. A quote from book Plague, “I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don’t really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is – being a man.”

Bollywood in 20s

Relish Bollywood pie of this decade

We always feel, this decade has passed fast. Lets linger back on some moments.  When the decade began it was a curiosity, who will lead this decade? Who will be the star for this decade?


Many talents donned the directorial chair for the first Vijay Lalwani with Karthik Calling Karthik, Parmeet Sethi with Badmaash Company, Muddassar Aziz with Dulha Mil Gaya and Abhishek Chaubey’s delightful Ishqiya. Some  others like directors like Maneesh Sharma of Band Baaja Baaraat, Punit Malhotra of I Hate Luv Storys, Habib Faisal of Do Dooni Char and Abhinav Kashyap of Dabangg have emerged to the forefront.

Indian experimental cinema welcomed new professionals joining in,  Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui with Peepli Live, Abhishek Sharma with Tere Bin Laden, Vikramaditya Motwane with Udaan, Sushil Rajpal with Antardwand and Faruk Kabir with Bollywood’s take on City of God — Allah Kay Bandey. It is not the matter of box-office but it is a positive sign that Bollywood is growing with content and style.


While director Dibakar Banerjee gave us a new concept of cyberworld. new talent, Neha Chauhan, Arya Banerjee, Raj Kumar, Herry Tangri, Amit Sial, Anshuman Jha Atul Mongia became familiar faces.  

Kanu Behl marked his writing debut His wife Namrata Rao  edited LSD apart from acting into it. It is the decade when some foreign film technicians tried their luck in Bollywood.


Pakistani singer Ali Zafar won many hearts with his acting debut in the comic satire Tere Bin Laden. Yash Raj Films gave a chance to Maneesh Sharma in Band Baaja Baaraat and fresh face Ranvir Singh was introduced to Bollywood.

This decade has been a success to many than to tears for few. Film TV OTT and UGC content was the highlight of this decade. These films brew many stories. And stories are to be told.

Let’s meet again how Kai Po Che film of 2013 introduced a trend for this decade. The trend turned into business, passion and lifestyle. See you at my next article.

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Mumbai Noir

Teacher took one boy by his ear and pulled him into Principal’s cabin. We all were stunned in lunch break. The boy carried a cycle chain. It is considered as a weapon, showcased into a film Shiva. RGV’s 1st Bollywood film, flawless, smooth, fast and enticing. What else one need in a cinema. Saturday I watched it into a video parlor for 1rs. In 90s, gangsters were headline. RGV became a legend in Bollywood? Well, I am happy to witness it. A new genre is coined,’ Mumbai Noir’. Turbulent 90s put this milestone film on 7th December 1990.

Drabble Devdutt Pattanaik

He narrated Indian mythology in simple and interesting manner. English speaking youth was reluctant to read mythology. He grabbed the pulse with how Indian mythological characters create many questions into reader’s mind? His books illustrates various point of views on mythology. Readers found it interesting to read, understanding and imagine the grandeur and mystery of Indian mythology. He started writing books twenty years back, readers admired him, discussed and shared him with masses. This decade he published many books with unique take on mythology. I find his style of writing is very enticing and transforming for reader.

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https://www.telegraphindia.com/culture/books/busting-myths-about-mythology-with-devdutt-pattanaik/cid/1787679