Haseena Parkar

Haseena Parkar directed by Apoorva Lakhia is presented as a court room drama where we get to see the flash back of Haseena’s life as the prosecutor questions her in front of the judge. But the court arguments are pretty lame and the movie itself is this typical glorification of a negative persona and thus …




Newton

At the end of the jungle sequence in the movie Newton, a few people in the audience laughed. And I felt that laughter which came out of shear ignorance is the reason why a movie like Newton got made. Newton from director Amit V Masurkar is a fabulously made hard hitting black comedy that looks …




Pokkiri Simon

There is a pattern that has worked for films like Amar Akbar Anthony (Malayalam) which is creating a lot of funny sequences and ending the story with a topic that hits you hard on an emotional level. Pokkiri Simon from Jijo Antony is somewhat attempting the same thing. But the impact here is not that …







Parava

Parava is not a movie that specifically talks about pigeon racing. The film uses pigeons as a connecting link to establish a story about friendship that happens on many levels. If any of you have followed Soubin Shahir on his social media platforms, you would know about his peculiar skills at presenting visuals and Parava …




American Assassin

Feisty brutal action sequences are the only major positives of the latest Hollywood film American Assassin. Apart from that, everything that you see on screen is a big cliché. Those of you who have seen films that are based on undercover operation knows how the story goes usually and this one has the exact same …




Simran

The movie Simran is based on the life of a lady who had this weakness for robbing and gambling. In terms of creating characters with clear identity and space, this Hansal Mehta film is definitely a success. But there is a sensibility issue there in the film when it starts to show the robbery part …




Matchbox

When the script you got is a wafer thin one that deals with the tried and tested formula of a teenage love at first sight story, there is very little scope for improvisation. Thattathin Marayathu was one movie that managed to package this thought in to an entertaining movie format, but director Sivram Mony’s Matchbox …