Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Director Anu Menon keeps it light and pacy, not pausing even she ought to have. But with Vidya Balan around, an enigma becomes humane.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Director Cory Finley spins a tight tale about a true-life embezzlement scandal that throws light on an education system that encourages top rankings for schools at a price no one knows they’re paying. Or do they? Oh yeah, and Hugh Jackman shines in a layered act.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Director Meghna Gulzar’s steady, empathetic commentary on a burning issue that’s stayed far too long beneath the societal skin, singes that very protective layer.
Reading Time: 4 minutes ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ is a gloriously entertaining spectacle. History students and crocodile lovers, beware.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The top TV shows of 2019.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Raunchy, loud, boisterous, and funky. That’s the name of the blaxploitation game, and Eddie Murphy’s is at the top of his effing game.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Martin Scorsese takes a languid, mellow, and poignant look at a life that was all powerful and raging bull in the past and now hovers within a knowing sigh. It could well be about each one of us and each of our countries, right now.
Reading Time: 5 minutes ‘Saand Ki Aaankh’ mixes too much of zany fun into a potentially powerful story of the real-life sharpshooting Tomar sisters. That it’s up to its leading ladies to rise above it all is an eye-opening, albeit unintentional cinematic irony.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Director Ben Stiller keeps the simmer on in his superbly crafted mini-series, keeping the tension and drama at high tensile, even as he zooms into the minds of his protagonists to understand what makes them do what they do to lay out this complex true-life story.