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 Why is it that most folklore and campfire catechisms tell of horrors that *female* forms take, usually to slake their bloodthirsty urges? Writer-director Anvita Dutt’s ‘Bulbbul’ is the visually stunning answer.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Director Jagan Shakti keeps his ambitions—and the space mission story arcs—light and digestible. It’s entertaining for sure, but could he have aimed higher?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Tracing down the real-life story of tracking down a deadly terrorist ought to have been a blood-pounding-through-the-veins affair. Director Raj Kumar Gupta, however, chooses to map this incredible story with an incredibly sanitized and staid approach, picking up pace only in the penultimate act.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Director Sriram Raghavan with his team of writers comes up with a devilishly clever and sharp entertainer that’s full of twists, jumps, guffaws, and references galore. As with any satisfying thriller, it’s when it throws you off most unexpectedly that you give out a sigh most evil.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Director Anurag Kashyap and writer Kanika Dhillon, along with the top-of-charts trio of Tapsee Pannu, Abhishek Bachchan, and Vicky Kaushal, take a roiling look at love in modern times; but not everything’s as innocent or straightforward as it seems. For, getting what you want may just not cut it for you in real-life, and wanting what you get requires much more than passion and high voltage energy. And eventually, making the final choice requires more guile than heart.
Reading Time: 6 minutes
Thanks to Netflix, director Vikramaditya Motwane’s dark take on what it means to be a superhero in India, gets a deservedly new lease of life. Despite some of its obvious failings, ‘Bhavesh Joshi Superhero’ is grittily superb, where for a change the superhero is as human as the rest of us, and as vulnerable too.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Director Abhinay Deo spins a whacky, roller-coaster ride of a murderous movie, headlined by a terrific top-of-the-charts performance by Irrfan Khan.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Director R. Balki addresses a very serious, important, and critical social issue about female health and hygiene. But where he ought to have lacerated, he pads it up.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Somewhere after the interval, a gentleman sitting behind me in the cinema hall let fly these profound words in a