Phillauri

Phillauri directed by debutante Anshai Lal is not at all a bad movie. But the film in a way is trying to find a balance between two love stories that are almost a century apart. While the witty feel you get looking at the present day entry of a really old ghost makes you laugh, …

Commando 2

Commando starring Vidyut Jamwal was one movie that was solely made with the intention of catering action to the audience. Content was never the king in that film. The latest film Commando 2: The black money trail, in a way justifies the content scarcity of this franchise. Trying to capitalize on the present demonetization issues …

Rangoon

In a recent interview director Vishal Bhardwaj was asked why he moved to film making as he originally began the career as a music composer. The witty reply was that he wanted to compose songs and as nobody offered him movies the only choice was to make films so that he can create songs. I …

Jolly LLB 2

When you compare Jolly LLB 2 and Jolly LLB (2013 film), you can see that the highs and lows and even the structure of the screenplay is quite similar. Emotions having a key role in judgment and the witty courtroom conversations and dramas where key factors in making the 2013 Jolly LLB a pleasing film …

Kaabil

We all knew what the entire story was from the two trailers of Kaabil. May be even Sanjay Gupta knew the fact that nobody is going to praise the story of Kaabil when it gets released. To be fair, on paper Kaabil is very much an average material as it is that same old common …

Raees

The creative edge and the commercial disadvantage of Raees is that it is a gangster film with a relatively sensible amount of realism to its credit. The mould of the story is pretty much in the same space of the 80’s Salim-Javed films. But the timely change in the presentation of drama and the way …

Ok Jaanu

The millennial approach towards a committed relationship was nicely presented by Mani Ratnam in Ok Kanmani in 2015. Mani Ratnam’s long time assistant Shaad Ali has remade this film under the title Ok Jaanu and to be honest it hasn’t lost its key points. The quintessential on screen chemistry of the lead pair may not …