‘Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu’ review: Internet of Nothings


6:00 AM: The alarm on your smart phone jangles, sending out sycophantic, irritating sound waves that cut through your fog of brain, interrupting what possibly is a very crucial moment in your dream; then, as the insistent sound clears out the fog, you realize it’s another manic weekday. 6:15 AM: The snooze function kicks in … Continue reading ‘Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu’ review: Internet of Nothings

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‘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

Oggarane: Life Is Scrumptious


Opening with that existential question that must rank as high as “Which came first, chicken or egg?”, which is, “Does one eat to live or live to eat?”, “Oggarane” ("Seasoning", Kannada) answers that right away. This, then, sets the palate for director Prakash Raj’s delightful conversational starter, where he also acts and writes the screenplay. … Continue reading Oggarane: Life Is Scrumptious

Dil Dhadakne Do: A Wodehousian Cruise


Hello, hello, tu posts hai padhne aayi, so let me introduce you to some new friends I made this weekend on a cruise. Meet Kamal Mehra (Anil Kapoor) who’s the CEO of Ayka Industries, staring at an imminent bankruptcy in his business, an underachieving son, an overachieving daughter, a part-of-the-furniture wife, and a thirtieth wedding … Continue reading Dil Dhadakne Do: A Wodehousian Cruise