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 →
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 →
Hey Sinamika – My Flash Review
The title is inspired by the song Hey Sinamika… from Maniratnam’s hit film – OK Kanmani which incidentally also had Dulquer Salman as the male lead as this one. Now, if you think the inspirations from Mani’s films ended here, sorry you are wrong. The film is littered with references from earlier films of Mani.... Continue Reading →
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui – My Flash Review!
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (CKA) now streaming on Netflix, is another “Boy meets Girl – Both fall in Love – Face some conflict – Get together in the end” template film set in small city Chandigarh. Just that there is a twist in this tale. And that is - Boy meets Girl who was not a... Continue Reading →
Kurup – My (late) Flash Review!
The Malayalam film “Kurup” dropped on Netflix this week after a successful theatrical release. The core story is based on a real life incident around Sukumara Kurup who committed a murder of his look alike and faked his own death to claim insurance proceeds. This happened in Kerala in the 80’s. The most interesting part... Continue Reading →
Annaatthe – My (late) Flash Review!
Annaatthe showed up on Netflix this week and finally caught up with the film yesterday and here’s my take. One word catchy title – Check High to Low to High – story line (similar to Riches to Rags to Riches template) – Check Nayanthara in the cast – Check Multi star cast with too many... Continue Reading →
Haseen Dilruba – My Flash Review
Take the Drishyam -1 template which is – the protagonist commits an accidental murder and then he goes about covering all his bases so water tight that the police is not able to pin him down at the end and he goes scot free to live happily ever after. To this, make some minor changes.... Continue Reading →
Jagame Thanthiram – My Flash Review!
The much awaited film, Jagame Thanthiram finally got an OTT release and is now streaming on Netflix. Much awaited because it is directed by Karthik Subbaraj and has Dhanush in the lead. As I watched the film, I understood or rather derived the logic behind the title. Jagam or Jaga means place, so the film... Continue Reading →
AK Vs AK – My Flash Review
AK Vs AK is a hatke film about a hatke film which a director (Anurag Kashyap) wants to do with a “yesteryear hero, yet trying to be relevant” actor Anil Kapoor. In that sense, the film is a mega meta trip undertaken by Bollywood. For the 1st 20 odd minutes, you feel like you are... Continue Reading →
Gunjan Saxena The Kargil girl – My Flash Review
Before watching, the first apprehension I had was, that this could be another template biopic film which depicts the journey of a winner after starting as an underdog or underprivileged or deprived. I mean films like Mary Kom, Pangaa, Dhoni etc, a trend which is now getting a bit repetitive these days and hence predictable.... Continue Reading →