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 →
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 →
Gehraiyaan – My Flash Review!
First up, the title Gehraiyaan meaning “Depths” has a poetic look and feel to it which sets up our expectation meter. Going by the teaser, one would expect the film to be about relationships and their depths. But, what if I say that the relationships in this film among people are not really so deep? ... Continue Reading →
Meenakshi Sundareswarar – My Flash Review
Meenakshi Sundareswarar (MS) is based on a very contemporary theme – of a young couple struggling and working hard to make a long distance relationship work somehow. I think in real life, couples are smarter and more practical in these situations and are not so naïve as depicted in the movie. For such a theme... Continue Reading →
Crackdown (Web Series) – My Flash Review!
Crackdown is an espionage thriller about a covert team on a mission to save the country. I should have said, “Yet another”. This genre has been crowded of late with OTT offerings in India - The Family Man, Bard of Blood, Special Ops to name a few. In Crackdown, a covert team named “Direct Operations”... 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 →
Coming of age of Dil Chahta Hai!
Farhan Akhtar is revered to be a leading film maker in Bollywood today. His sister, Zoya Akhtar has become one of the finest directors in Hindi cinema. Farhan’s production house which he runs with his partner Ritesh Sidhwani is one of the most successful production houses in Bollywood with more hits than misses. But it... Continue Reading →
Looking forward to Shankar 2.0!
Director Shankar’s upcoming film 2.0 we hear, is going to hit the screens finally on the 29th of November, this year. This film featuring none other than the Superstar Rajinikanth has been awaited with bated breath by the director’s fans for quite some time now. That will be a in a long time that a... Continue Reading →
Sanju and the Question of Morality in Biopics!
In Indian cinema, it’s raining biopics of late, the latest, much talked about and at the same time reviled one being Sanju, the biopic on Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt by Rajkumar Hirani. As we speak, this film is running to packed houses even 1 week after it hit the theatres and has already crossed Rs.... Continue Reading →
Tamil Cinema’s Masssss… trap!
Mouse Trap or Elipathayam is a 1981 Malayalam film directed by one of the most acclaimed film directors of Indian cinema – Adoor Gopalakrishnan. This film is considered as a bench mark for art and probably excruciatingly realistic cinema. Films of this genre though, suffered from poor box office response since they could only cater... Continue Reading →