‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ review: Man Ki Baat


This Friday, as I stepped out of the cinema hall, chewing the mental cud, so to speak, wondering what to make of director Akshay Roy’s Meri Pyaari Bindu (My Lovely Bindu), I was ambushed by representatives of a newly launched TV news channel, and before I could say “No swami”, I found myself in their … Continue reading ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ review: Man Ki Baat

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‘Teesri Manzil’ review: The Fall and the Rise


{This review was first published in the inaugural issue of Pancham Times, a publication conceptualized and crystallized into nostalgic reality by the panchammagic group based out of Pune, India. To know more about this group, visit http://panchammagic.org/. You can also follow them on Facebook @panchammagic and on Twitter at @panchammagic.} The fall is as horrifying as an … Continue reading ‘Teesri Manzil’ review: The Fall and the Rise

‘La La Land’ review: Life and Los Angelic


There’s a new drug in town. It is, as a matter of fact, ubiquitous and pervasive across the world. Its primary vehicles are the social media, the online and print media, the political and apolitical events swarming this world we live in, and other forms of information constantly being barrelled down our eagerly addicted receptors. … Continue reading ‘La La Land’ review: Life and Los Angelic

‘Mirzya’ review: Back to the Suture


As I walked out of director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s latest directorial offering, Mirzya, and into the nearest bar, I was still collecting my thoughts. Top of my mind was the burning question, which beer to quaff? As I settled down at my regular table and ordered a round of the chilled brew to soothe my … Continue reading ‘Mirzya’ review: Back to the Suture

‘Banjo’ review: Instrument Engineer


Right from my childhood days in Bombay (before the printers and sign-board companies made a killing off of the name change), festivals meant some immutable markers – delectable food and new clothes. And, rising above the colour and gaiety, the unmistakable decibel flight of frantic drums, cymbals, and the sure, sharp sound of the banjo. … Continue reading ‘Banjo’ review: Instrument Engineer

ABCD 2: Binge Watch


One would imagine that even as he sat down to chalk out the movie outline, Remo would have worn two hats for ABCD2 – Remo the director and Remo the choreographer and dancer. And each hat pointing him to a different direction for the movie. The director and story writer in him nudging the way … Continue reading ABCD 2: Binge Watch