A sampling of what I’ve watched this year. Spoiler: most of the content is 2021 residue.
No matter how its political stance has morphed in a polarised and acidic world, ‘Munich’ is still chillingly relevant.
From an insipid plot to one that races into your heart to another that makes you look inside it, three reviews together.
Director Sharan Sharma keeps emotions running on an even keel in his likeable and warm-hearted look at Gunjan Saxena’s flights (and per the IAF, gender-fights) of fancy.
Director Bong Joon-ho sets a chilling, darkly comic dystopian thriller that humankind brings upon itself in the year 2031. He was 12 years off.
‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ is a gloriously entertaining spectacle. History students and crocodile lovers, beware.
The top TV shows of 2019.
Director Vetrimaaran shows what it takes to unleash the whiplash anger of the exploited. And what happens when it does explode. You have been warned.
‘Jallikattu’ is an unyielding and unnerving cinematic epitaph for mankind. The womankind may just make it, though.
With writer Suman Kumar, directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. spin out a series that’s a zinger for the most part. ‘The Family Man’ soars when it swoops down to the minutiae of everyday life. And Manoj Bajpayee is its trump card—he sure can hide those lyin’ eyes.