Rohit Vats

Rohit Vats

Rohit Vats is a film journalist who loves to read in between the lines. He can spend hours watching films and cricket matches. Also a script consultant.

Articles by Rohit Vats
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Shahid-Kapoor-in-Haider

Bang Bang vs Haider: Who's cashing in on the power of word of mouth publicity?

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2014 11:43 AM IST
On the face of it, October 2 this year was just another routine public holiday, for many the first of the 5-day-long weekend they had packed their bags to get out of the city. But Bollywoodwise, a lot was at stake on this Thursday.
Tamanchey
Tamanchey

Movie review: Bullets fly, lovers cry, villains try in Tamanchey

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2014 12:51 PM IST
In a film like Tamanchey where almost everybody can predict the next scene you have just one tool to play with the audience’s mind and that is intra-personal conflict of the characters.
A-still-from-Uski-Roti
A-still-from-Uski-Roti

From pages to reel: Do Bollywood and literature make good partners?

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2014 02:18 PM IST
Mani Kaul dared to digress from the original set-up in terms of being more symbolic. His films Uski Roti and Duvidha became critically acclaimed and started an era in which filmmakers were less bothered about the box-office.
Bang-Bang
Bang-Bang

Movie review: Hrithik Roshan's Bang Bang is as mindless as playing air guitar

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2014 12:28 PM IST
Bang Bang is one such film, where the lead actor looks engrossed and too careful about creating a brand image. He believes whatever he is doing is going to be applauded by the audience.
Bang-Bang
Bang-Bang

Look who's killing the competition in Bollywood

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2014 03:32 PM IST
Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang is releasing on approximately 4,500 screens, but is this a good news for Shahid Kapoor's Haider? Are big producers trying to kill the competition in Bollywood?

You age gracefully, you last long: Suniel Shetty

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2014 08:12 PM IST
Suniel Shetty has done films of almost every genre in his two-decade long film career. In a freewheeling chat with Hindustan Times, he talks about his forthcoming film and favourite co-stars in Bollywood.

Movie review: Daawat-e-Ishq is a delicious invite you shouldn't say no to

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2014 06:54 PM IST
Aditya Roy Kapoor will surprise you with his easy manners and understanding of script in his latest release. He is good, probably the best of the lot. Daawat-e-ishq is not a film to miss this weekend.
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Creature-Effects-Workshop

Why can't B-town get monster films right?

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2014 06:25 PM IST
Unlike the West, we have failed to create a niche audience base for CGI based films, but that's not the only problem. The real deal is: are we making quality CGI films? No, we don't. So, what are the reasons behind it? Is it the lack of money?
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A-still-from-Happy-New-Year

Music review: Happy New Year's music is trendy and young at heart

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2014 08:12 PM IST
The album has 8 originals, and one instrumental, remix and a medley each. At a total run time of 42 minutes 19 seconds, it is lengthy by any standard, but then we are talking about Hindi films which prefer melodrama over anything else.
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A-still-from-Creature-3D

Movie review: Screenplay is the real monster in Creature 3D

Hindustantimes.com | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2014 02:34 PM IST
Director Vikram Bhatt's latest movie Creature 3D is about Ahana (Bipasha Basu), who decides to open a forest resort in Himachal Pradesh. Her life takes an unprecedented turn when she encounters a monster.
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A-still-from-Desi-Kattey

Desi Kattey: Can this film be the game-changer for Sunil Shetty?

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2014 07:03 PM IST
Anand Kumar, the director of films such as Delhi Heights and Zila Ghaziabad, is back with his new project Desi Kattey. Featuring Sunil Shetty, Jay Bhanushali, Akhil Kapur and Sasha Agha in important roles, the film is scheduled to hit the screens on September 26, 2014.

Movie review: Mary Kom is made for whistles and some quick money

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2014 06:58 PM IST
Director Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom is a highly fictionalised account of what actually happened, and in the process it turned out to be one of those films which are made just for whistles and quick money.
Alia-Bhatt
Alia-Bhatt

Alia Bhatt's Genius of the Year: How the video was made

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2014 02:13 PM IST
Alia Bhatt's Genius of the Year turned out to be a rage on internet. This viral video was made by AIB, a group of stand-up comedians. Rohan Joshi, a member of AIB, speaks about the idea and its implementation.
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Surprisingly-enough-Double-Di-Trouble-is-Dharmendra-s-first-Punjabi-film-given-the-cult-status-he-enjoys-in-Punjab

Movie review: Dharmendra-starrer Double Di Trouble is a laugh riot

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2014 03:54 PM IST
William Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors forms the base of Double Di Trouble. Directed by Smeep Kang, this Punjabi film features Dharmendra and Gippy Grewal in the lead roles.
Mukesh
Mukesh

Mukesh: Remembering the singer with the midas touch

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2014 10:20 PM IST
After 38 years of his death on August 27, 1976, Mukesh is still being remembered for that silky voice which gave the disheaterened a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.
Mukesh
Mukesh

Mukesh: 5 life lessons from the maestro's songs

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2014 08:09 PM IST
Noted Hindi film singer Mukesh Chand Mathur, popularly known as Mukesh, breathed his last on August 27, 1976. We pay tribute to him on his 38th death anniversary.
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British-actor-and-director-Richard-Attenborough-holds-his-two-Oscars-for-his-epic-movie-Gandhi-at-the-55th-annual-Academy-Awards-in-Los-Angeles-AP

Richard Attenborough: The man who knew Mahatma better than most of us

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2014 07:08 PM IST
Gandhi established Attenborough as a maverick director with a great eye for details. Till date, it is the most authentic film made on the Mahatma, and many who were part of the crew still remember Attenborough's marvellous memory and his knowledge about India.
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Rani-Mukerji-in-Mardaani

Movie review: Mardaani fails to give any impetus to women empowerment

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2014 01:20 PM IST
Now, the filmmakers are concentrating more on realistic stunt scenes, but is this enough to bring mainstream Bollywood at par with foreign action films?
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