I’ve worked at a magazine called Filmfare for about five years. It’s India’s premier entertainment magazine. Atleast that’s what it says on the cover! I reviewed Hollywood films and world cinema and the exposure was great. Saw tons of films from all over the world. Even interviewed the cast of Spider-Man 3 in LA! In the process of reviewing and reading up about what other ‘critics’ had to say about the film I often realised that my viewpoint didn’t always match the mass opinion. While many wanted to throw tomatoes at a movie, I’d be singing its praises. But hey, minorities matter too.
I think, nay believe, that a person should go watch a film if they really want to or are interested in the subject matter or are fans of the actors or director. It shouldn’t be just on the basis of what a critic or reviewer has to say about the film. And so, as a reviewer, my job isn’t to convince you not to watch a movie if it’s bad. Just to tell why it’s bad. I also don’t believe in telling you the whole plot of the film. That you can read anywhere ar leave it as a surprise. My aim is to give you some background, some nifty titbits of info, some cool moments to look out for and a quick summation of the salient points of the film. With fashion, we comment on what the celebs are wearing but we also have unique write-ups that give our writers a chance to be creative, talk trends and what they love so that you get more interesting and hopefully helpful tips and revelations about all things fashion!
I hope you enjoy what’s on here and will stick with me and give me your feedback, good, bad or downright ugly. I’m the minority and that means I try harder!
Sailesh ‘Sal’ Ghelani