‘Shivaay’ review: High Anxiety, Extended Version

For the second time in as many weeks, I’ll invoke the parent in you – and this time, it’s because director Ajay Devgn - venturing behind the camera for the second time – doesn’t give you any choice. For, Shivaay is all about a single parent and his daughter, and the former’s travails (a mild … Continue reading ‘Shivaay’ review: High Anxiety, Extended Version

‘Sairat’ review: Teach Your Children Hell

If you’re a parent, you’d have faced that inescapable question your little one would have piped up and asked you, catching you unawares, much like any situation that the common man faces hits our scrofulous politicians. No, I don’t mean the question about the birds and the bees. That’s easier to handle, as you deal … Continue reading ‘Sairat’ review: Teach Your Children Hell

‘Inferno’ review: Dark Brown Template

Author Dan Brown cracked the template of success amidst the bosky of financial turkeys he churned out initially. Set stories in a 24-hour template, add dollops of historical scientific documentation, real-life dark societies and their practices, and cults; add to this mix modern technology, the works of venerated Renaissance artists or scientists, a test-tube of … Continue reading ‘Inferno’ review: Dark Brown Template

‘Mirzya’ review: Back to the Suture

As I walked out of director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s latest directorial offering, Mirzya, and into the nearest bar, I was still collecting my thoughts. Top of my mind was the burning question, which beer to quaff? As I settled down at my regular table and ordered a round of the chilled brew to soothe my … Continue reading ‘Mirzya’ review: Back to the Suture