Class of 83 – My Flash Review!

The trailer and the promos announced that this film is loosely based on Hussain Zaidi’s book with the same title on the emergence of encounter specialists in Mumbai. Films based on Mumbai gangsters and underworld have been a plenty in Bollywood, some very well made. If this is going to be another addition to this... Continue Reading →

Bandish Bandits (Web series) – My Review

“Bandish Bandits” – To start with, the title itself was quite intriguing as I was trying to guess the link between the two words. As I started watching the web series, now streaming on Amazon Prime, the mystery unraveled. The entire concept of this is about conflicts. Conflicts at multiple levels. Classical Music Vs Contemporary... Continue Reading →

Shakuntala Devi – My Flash Review

We all knew that Shakuntala Devi (SD) was a Maths genius and brought fame to India abroad with her maths wizardry. What we didn’t know of course, were the trials and tribulations she went through as a mother in the process. This biopic directed by Anu Menon attempts to fill in that gap. If you... Continue Reading →

Avrodh (web series) – My Flash Review

Any sequel or a remake cannot escape comparisons with the original version. Avrodh is again a long form version of the 2019 super hit Hindi film – Uri - The Surgical Strike and hence comparisons with the film cannot be avoided. Based on one chapter of the book titled India’s Most Fearless authored by journalists... Continue Reading →

Gulabo Sitabo – My Flash Review!

For a while it seems like a redux of Ayyapanum Koshyum in a different setting, in a different context. Just that the animosity here is not because of bloated egos but due to greed for one and survival instincts for the other. Director Shoojit Sarkar, the director of Gulabo Sitabo (GS) must be commended for... Continue Reading →

A battle of choices – OTT VS Theatres!

(This article was written for the news website thenewsminute.com and was first published on the 28th May, 2020 and can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/adapt-or-perish-why-theatres-must-not-stall-film-releases-online-platforms-125439) On Friday, Ponmagal Vandhal, a Tamil film with Jyotika in the lead and accomplished actors like Parthiban and Bhagyaraj in the cast, will be premiering on Amazon Prime Video.  And soon Gulabo Sitabo, a... Continue Reading →

Paatal Lok (Web series) – My Flash Review

Paatal Lok, the recently added web series streaming on Amazon Prime belongs to what I call as the “Anurag Kashyap” genre of cinema. Dark, dense, deep, disturbing and at times depressing but gripping. Created by Sudip Sharma, the team of writers (Sudip Sharma, Sagar Haveli, Gunjit Chopra and Hardik Mehta) bring the nexus between Hindi... Continue Reading →

Thappad – My Flash Review!

Thappad, as a film is a tight “slap” on patriarchy! In essence, on all men all over the world. Watching the film, one cannot escape the squeamish feeling you get, as at least one scene from the film would have played/ would be playing routinely in your house hold! Anubhav Sinha and co-writer Mrunmayee Waikul... Continue Reading →

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