Newton, Ventilator, Posto or Hindi Medium – Which was the better bet for Oscars 2018?

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?

Movie Recommendation: Kuttram Kadithal has a National Film Award for best feature film

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

Movie Review: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan stands up for Ali Baba!

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!

Movie Recommendation: RGV’s Killing Veerappan – an impressive tribute to STF

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

India: World lights up iconic structures with tricolour celebrating India’s 71st I-Day

Modern India's huge presence all over the world was showcased as leading nations stood up to celebrate India's 71st Independence Day. The Indian flag got proudly lit up all over the world. It was the world's show of solidarity towards … Continue reading India: World lights up iconic structures with tricolour celebrating India’s 71st I-Day