Kahani has captured Kolkatta (Calcutta) correctly in showing it to be a crowded, bustling, busy city that takes the festival of Durga Puja very seriously. The plot begins promisingly and immediately we are plunged into the mystery of what has happened to our unlikely heroine’s (Vidya Balan) husband. He seems just to have disappeared somewhere in the vicinity ..Continue Reading
Welcome to DoinDubai's section on ART and CINEMA. You won't read about mainstream movies here, but you will read about top picks from Dubai's well established Film Festival that happens in December every year with red carpet galas held at the Madinat Jumeirah. It's a fabulous festival and well worth booking tickets for. ART Dubai is also now well established on the Dubai's event calendar and is now a well attended international show with something for everyone. DoinDubai has a special interest is Bollywood movies so you will find reviews of some of the more unusual offerings from India that I think have universal appeal. A great idea to see some of these when the weather is hot!
And my favourites from the Dubai Film Festival were : The Descendants It was difficult to categorise this film, yes it was funny in a cool way, but a key part of the plot is mum lying in a coma, the film doesn’t dwell at all on the issues surrounding the need to turn off the machines keeping ..Continue Reading
For one week Dubai plays host to a fantastic International Film Festival. This year the date’s are from the 7th to the 14th of December. There are in total 171 films from 56 countries. 46 are World Premieres. There is a Cinema of the World section and a funky Midnight Mayhem selection of late night ..Continue Reading
Fancy a Bollywood Movie in Dubai? Well, Aamir Khan’s much hyped Delhi Belly was released this week and Dubai’s Mirdiff City Centre’s 7pm Saturday show was packed. We got some of the last seats in the 2nd row from the screen. Interestingly the film was rated an 18+ here in Dubai, but was a 15 ..Continue Reading
The pleasure of watching a Bollywood movie in Dubai is determined by where you go to see it. I went to Dubai’s Lamcy Plaza, where a bag of Maltesers, 2 small coffees and one large popcorn came to the princely sum of Dhs 25! Go on a Friday morning and you’ll probably have the cinema to ..Continue Reading