Reading Time: 4 minutes Lucknow Central’s biggest problem is that director Tiwari and co-writer Aseem Arora try to straddle too many tracks – combining Prison Break with Happy New Year to make another The Shawshank Redemption. Except for the music competition, every story and subplot traces its genesis back to this all-time cinematic classic that’ll forever continue to warmly generate life’s lessons even as it ponders over human nature and failings via Morgan Freeman’s soothingly powerful voice.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Director Ashim Ahluwalia’s Daddy unwaveringly and unequivocally fails on all counts, leaving you stunned at the enterprise and its unhappy achievement. Which is a bit of a surprise, really. For, based on Mumbai’s underworld gangster, Arun Gawli, you’d have thought the man’s life story and his rise and fall would have automatically made for some spiffy and crackling material onscreen.
Reading Time: 7 minutes With Dunkirk, director Christopher Nolan, who also wrote this project, scales cinematic heights that’s as startling as it is audacious.
Reading Time: 6 minutes In my school days, I always wanted to be a comic book hero. No, I didn’t want comics based on
Reading Time: 4 minutes As I trudged wearily into the shop floor at around 2200 hours wearing my yellow-colored hard hat, the familiar refluxive
Reading Time: 5 minutes If you were a cook – no, this isn’t a career advice column – and you come across a rather
Reading Time: 5 minutes “You have one month to empty this kotha (brothel)!” says Ilias (Rajit Kapoor). Something told me that the repartee by
Reading Time: 5 minutes Here’s a question that if you answer correctly, will immediately qualify you for an interview with India’s top-secret agency –
Reading Time: 6 minutes When Sunny Leone began her moves to the rebooted – yes, we don’t call it plagiarism anymore – version of
Reading Time: 5 minutes The opening sequence is as poetic in its hushed arrival as they come. A beautifully choreographed parachute landing in the