Bollywood 2017 will be remembered as the year it matured from candy-floss chick-flicks to ‘slice-of-life’ comic scripts. Tumhari Sulu belongs to the same (refreshing) genre as Hindi Medium, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan & Qarib Qarib Singlle. Each of … Continue reading Movie Review: Tumhari Sulu is tribute to the Spirit of a Housewife
Am not a fan of superhero movies, but there are sacrifices, once a while, you make for kids! On my ‘Hulk’ son Ishav Das’s insistence took him to Thor Ragnarok over a dad-son bonding weekday. Here are my brief notes of … Continue reading Movie Review: Visual delight & standard superhero stock make Thor Ragnarok
Irrfan Khan was the sole reason us gang of friends entered the movie hall this weekend. India’s only serious and flourishing export to Hollywood comes across as that large dollop of supreme quality butter. You add him to any dish … Continue reading Movie Review: Qarib Qarib saved by Irrfan Singlly
Each of the last three decades has given dull academic students a new career. The 90s saw the advent of ‘reality television stars’, the 2000s popularised the ‘startups’ concept and the last decade gave us the ‘internet sensation’ option. So … Continue reading Movie Review: Secret Superstar – There’s a dream behind every Burqa
To survive in a family one needs to often make compromises and adjustments. Today, for sake of my kids laughter and wife Trisha’s timepass, I sacrificed four hours of my life in Golmaal 4, waiting every minute for the ABCD … Continue reading Movie Review: Golmaal 4 will make Amol Palekar sore
I admired Newton, at a Bengaluru theatre. The hall was 80% full with enthusiasts desperate to catch India’s official Oscar entry for a 9am show – the only timing available to watch the Pankaj Tripathi – Rajkummar Rao film. This … Continue reading Newton, Ventilator, Posto or Hindi Medium – Which was the better bet for Oscars 2018?
A newly wed Christian teacher (to a Hindu husband) rejoins school with a pack of sweets. During the day, while substituting for another teacher, she slaps a mischievous boy, who surprisingly falls into a coma. That small incident turns lives … Continue reading Movie Recommendation: Kuttram Kadithal has a National Film Award for best feature film
Women’s obsession with shopping and winning arguments often fill our mobile memory cards. The men’s obsession equivalent never make to the jokes platform, as it’s related to their ego. More specifically to their ‘Ali Baba’. Even more specifically, size and standing … Continue reading Movie Review: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan stands up for Ali Baba!
Legendary film maker Ram Gopal Varma’s stature has been built on movies where the antagonist is glorified. Shiva, Satya, Company are essentially the best trilogy of world cinema, in my books. The trilogy also showcases the three levels of anti … Continue reading Movie Recommendation: RGV’s Killing Veerappan – an impressive tribute to STF
Having ranked the pre-2000 era of Bollywood heroes, here’s my ranking of heroes of the modern era. At the outset, I must confess a personal preference – that I felt the pre-2000 era of Bollywood heroes had the better assortment of … Continue reading Ranking Bollywood’s most handsome actors in modern (2000’s) era