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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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