‘Begum Jaan’ review: No Freedom at Midnight


“You have one month to empty this kotha (brothel)!” says Ilias (Rajit Kapoor). Something told me that the repartee by Begum Jaan (Vidya Balan) would invoke dates and menses, and there it was. It wasn’t even particularly powerful, and it is this predictability that haunts director Srijit Mukherji’s eponymous Begum Jaan (Mrs. Jaan). Written by … Continue reading ‘Begum Jaan’ review: No Freedom at Midnight

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‘Ki & Ka’ Review: Ki Sera Sera


A married couple, both good friends of mine, celebrated their wedding anniversary this Friday, and what better gift to the notoriously lovey-dovey couple, I thought, than tickets to Ki & Ka? Directed and co-produced by R. Balki, who also co-wrote this movie with Rishi Virmani, it promised to be a perfect date movie, and I … Continue reading ‘Ki & Ka’ Review: Ki Sera Sera