‘The Mummy’ review: From Bandages to Dark Ages


If you were a cook – no, this isn’t a career advice column – and you come across a rather impressive recipe penned by your favorite aunt or loving grandmother or any such rare, benevolent species in your family, what would you do? You would, in all probability, light up the gas stove, and get … Continue reading ‘The Mummy’ review: From Bandages to Dark Ages

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‘Noor’ review: Hollow Ma’am


You’re facing what is possibly the biggest crisis of your life. You’re at your wit’s end, wondering how on earth you’ll ever resolve it. No, your boyfriend hasn’t given you the thumbs down. And no, your first date didn’t end up with you slobbering all over your mains. It’s much worse than this and anything … Continue reading ‘Noor’ review: Hollow Ma’am

‘Force 2’ review: Biceptic and Triceptic


ACP Yashvardhan (John Abraham) enters into the frame for the first time in director Abhinay Deo’s Force 2 in a crisp, sparkling white shirt and cargoes, and the audience in the cinema hall hoots and whistles in joy. That’s the last time that shirt retains its lineage to Snow White, and is eventually dwarfed by … Continue reading ‘Force 2’ review: Biceptic and Triceptic

‘Dr. Strange’ review: Marvel at the Universe


If I were to pose a universal question to you - namely, What is that one entity who, all human beings, regardless of race, religion, or economic status, take for granted? – what would your answer be? No, it’s not that aunt who knits away sweaters for ungrateful nieces and nephews; nor is it that … Continue reading ‘Dr. Strange’ review: Marvel at the Universe

‘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

‘Madaari’ review: The Nation’s Wont to Know


THIS Friday, director Nishikant Kamat spun out his latest effort, Madaari in the theaters. With screenplay by Ritesh Shah and written by Shailaja Kejriwal, this socio-political thriller piqued me, actor Irrfan co-producing this venture being just one of the reasons; my interest in Nishikant Kamat’s oeuvre being another pre-eminent one. Imagine my surprise when, even … Continue reading ‘Madaari’ review: The Nation’s Wont to Know

‘The Jungle Book’ Review: Kipling’s Wow Glee


I’ve had a problem with 3-D ever since college. In the first year of my graduation class, I had to create on a sparkling white paper, the English language alphabetic letters in 3-D format using a drafter. I did my best, and when it was my turn to hand in my assignment, my teacher stared … Continue reading ‘The Jungle Book’ Review: Kipling’s Wow Glee

Spectre: Mergers and Starry Trek Voyages


Life in general was much, much simpler and less convoluted in the good old days. You got a job, preferably one in the government, a family, and then went about life with the efficiency and excitement of a device in cruise control. About the only bumps and excitement in life would be weddings and funerals. … Continue reading Spectre: Mergers and Starry Trek Voyages