Appraisal

2015 @24 Frames per Second

By on December 31, 2015

Reading Time: 6 minutes  Right off the bat, this isn’t a list. This isn’t a best and worst compilation. And this isn’t a recommendation communique either. Also, no five-star rating based statistical effort here. Just a glimpse at some moments of life in a cinema hall (and home theatre) in 2015. Piku Amitabh Bachchan’s imperfect bowel and perfect […]

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Drama | History | Movie Review | Romance

Bajirao Mastani: Sets Appeal and History Teacher

By on December 27, 2015

Reading Time: 9 minutesI had a History teacher, bless her wherever she is, who, in swift marches through sixth through tenth grades, did something that was irrevocable and immutable for me. She did this using an unfailing technique of teaching – reading through the History lessons drily, sometimes with an almost lackadaisical approach to the vast and tumultuous […]

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Crime | Drama | Movie Review | Mystery

The Drop: The Dog and the Doggone Money

By on December 23, 2015

Reading Time: 5 minutesFor me, one of the biggest takeaways from Suketu Mehta’s “Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found” was how, beneath the veneer of the hustling-bustling city of Mumbai, exists a world that usually does not rise above the steaming roads  and railway tracks and affect people rushing to get to work or get back home. This […]

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Movie Review

Dilwale: The Exorcism of Fast Food

By on December 20, 2015

Reading Time: 7 minutesThere’s something to be said about fast food, junk food, or street food – you could coin your own sobriquet for your culinary sin. But the anticipation of devouring something that you don’t cook and eat every day is part of the lip-smacking exercise that’s so much fun. And when you actually dig into that […]

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