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 →

Kamal Haasan at 65: Celebrating the musician within the actor!

(This piece was written for the news website thenewsminute.com and was first published on the 7th Nov, 2019 and can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/kamal-haasan-65-celebrating-musician-within-actor-111885 ) This week, on the 65th birthday of actor Kamal Haasan, we are also celebrating his 60 years in cinema. It is well-documented that Kamal started out as a child actor and has then... Continue Reading →

War – My flash review

War - My flash review Posted on 8th Oct, 2019 Another film in Bollywood in the Spy Action thriller genre, this time with 2 hunks - Hritik Roshan and Tiger Shroff to tango. The film is expansively and expensively shot and well shot too. Though there is no mention of RAW, the intelligence agency anywhere... Continue Reading →

Student Of The Year -2 – My Flash Review

Student Of The Year -2 (SOTY-2) - My flash review. Posted on 12th May, 2019 There are films and there are Karan Johar’s films. These include films not necessarily directed by him but bankrolled by KJ even. In these films, schools and colleges exist in Alice’s wonderland with manicured gardens, picture perfect stadiums and cool... Continue Reading →

Simmba – My Flash Review

Simmba - My flash review Posted on 30th Dec, 2018 In Hindi films, there are films and there are Rohit Shetty films! Films where - the story is remake of a Tamil/ Telugu masala hit or rehash of a older Hindi film - the setting is usually Goa - Usually logic is at a premium... Continue Reading →

Kolaigaran – My Flash review

Kolaigaran - My flash review Posted on 15th June, 2019 Going to a film without pre-conceived notions or baggage concerning the star, director... has its own merit. If the film turns out well, you are pleasantly surprised. If the movie doesn’t work out for you, you aren’t disappointed. This is the 1st film of Vijay... Continue Reading →

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