Reading Time: 5 minutes In this period set-piece opulence trumps content in every scene. As a result, director Abhishek Varman stuns you in a highlight sequence, creating a stunning mosaic with colors, dance, drone shots, choreographed dancers who rise from underwater with bows and lit arrows, the story of Dussehra narrated in contrasting plumages. Elsewhere, the actors look for inspiration and get mostly undercooked roles in a story that’s as predictable as the alphabet book. But predictability is the least of ‘Kalank”s problems. It’s in not using the potentially scintillating situations and actors, landing them, instead in an uninspiringly long-drawn tepid affair.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In a movie that runs for a considerable length of time, director Zoya Akhtar creates story arcs that rivet you and stay with you long after you’ve left the cinema hall. And she’s supported by a stunning casting coup. Every one of her actor seamlessly flows into the director’s vision of rebellion and flight of ambition, even if their runway’s paved with hopelessness.
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Reading Time: 4 minutes In “Raazi”, director Meghna Gulzar creates a compelling conflict of emotions that rise far above the thrills, thanks in no small part to Alia Bhatt’s powerhouse of a performance.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Somewhere after the interval, a gentleman sitting behind me in the cinema hall let fly these profound words in a
Reading Time: 1 minute In her second directorial outing in Dear Zindagi, director Gauri Shinde swerves her camera for a very highly anticipated project.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A panoramic night shot of a long stretch of road surrounded by fields. A trio on a bike, the two-wheeler’s
Reading Time: 6 minutes Looking back, it’s amazing what a fantasy Sooraj Barjatya’s Hum Aapke Hai Koun…! was. In today’s terms, it set a