Action | Crime | Drama | Movie Review

‘Rocky Handsome’ Review: Knock on Wood

By on March 27, 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes Question: What is the difference between watching director Nishikant Kamat’s Rocky Handsome and a visit to the dentist? The answer, unfortunately, is a well-rounded zilch. You go to the dentist to get a problem fixed.  You go to the movie to get a fix. The dentist eases you into a chair. The usher shows you your […]


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Comedy | Drama | Movie Review | Romance

Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921): Perfectly Imperfect Family Photo

By on March 20, 2016

Reading Time: 6 minutes Looking back, it’s amazing what a fantasy Sooraj Barjatya’s Hum Aapke Hai Koun…! was. In today’s terms, it set a classic template for wedding-cum (no pun intended) –happiness porn. The movie put the toothpaste ads to shame, gave the beatific Arun Govil (of TV serial Ramayana) a complex, and set unrealistic expectations of life, marriage, […]

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Biography | Drama | Movie Review

Truth: A Rather Superscript

By on March 13, 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes Without any of us actually realizing it, there’s one factor in our current, connected, perennially and pervasively connected lives that’s become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. And that integrated calculus derivative of the 21st century is news. No matter which spectrum of the social media you belong to – FOMO (Fear of missing […]

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Crime | Drama | Movie Review

Jai GangaaJal: Law and (Miss) Order

By on March 6, 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes Director Prakash Jha is to social issues what Madhur Bhanadarkar is, of late, to highfalutin society issues.  Both directors have developed their oeuvre template, and it seems to have worked, to a certain extent, for both of them.  There is another doppelganger effect in both their efforts – they’re both very predictable, and you can […]

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