My pick of the Top 10 films of 2022!

Another Friday. Another big-ticket Hindi film release. Another flop at the Box Office. This has been the recurring theme in Bollywood this year. The latest one to suffer this ignominy is Cirkus directed by none other than Rohit Shetty - a filmmaker with many 100 crore grossers under his belt and one who is touted... Continue Reading →

Laal Singh Chaddha – My Flash Review!

First the disclosures. I have not watched Forrest Gump. I watched Laal Singh Chaddha (LSC) in isolation as a film and my review has no comparative references to the original. I have also attempted to look at the film filtering the surround sound that preceded the release. The film opens with the longest disclaimer I... Continue Reading →

Darlings – My Flash Review

There are films which you find interesting and look forward to writing about them. And there are those that are ordinary and you go through the motions of writing a review. Darlings starring Alia Bhatt that dropped on OTT (skipping a theatrical release surprisingly) falls in the first category. So, right there, you have got... Continue Reading →

With Vikram, has Lokesh Kanagaraj cracked the code for ‘star’ films?

This piece was originally written for the news portal “The News Minute” and was carried on the 21st July, 2022. This is my 25th article for the portal since I started writing for them in 2017! The link to the piece is here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/vikram-lokesh-kanagaraj-has-steered-clear-star-film-trap-166061 With just one film, Tamil cinema has got its mojo back.... Continue Reading →

Gangubai Kathiawadi – My Flash Review!

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films are ought to be watched on the full screen. He doesn’t make films. He creates a spectacle.  A spectacle with its share of drama, dance and of course music that is packaged and presented as a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. Gangubai Kathiawadi (GK) is another film in that lineage.  Having missed... Continue Reading →

Jalsa – My Flash Review!

A Hit and Run case more often than not raises a morality question. Now, what if such an event involves a person who has built an image for herself of being very upright? What if by profession the person is a journalist and is known to raise tough questions to others day in and day... Continue Reading →

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