Article 15

Aswin Bharadwaj S

When the movie Article 15 got announced and even when the trailer of the movie dropped, one thing that sort of bothered me was that whether it will end up being a semi-documentary that one will have to appreciate only for the intent. But the most appreciable thing about this movie is that you can …




Super 30

Aswin Bharadwaj S

There is a scene in the movie Super 30 where an upper-class private tuition center head tries to threaten Anand Kumar. And the response Kumar gives to him is that “everywhere you guys have forced us to stand at the very end of the line, even death will take some time to reach us”. That …




Kabir Singh

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Kabir Singh directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga is like the best case scenario of a highly problematic film. You may feel empathy towards the alcoholic, disoriented condition of the hero. But what he was before that and the way this film tries to justify his behavior is an extremely difficult thing to digest. And what is …




Bharat

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Bharat is like a constant tussle between the director’s intent and a star’s larger than life persona. Ali Abbas Zafar, the only director to carve out the actor in Salman Khan in the last decade (referring to Sultan) or so has many plans for this movie. But he is constantly under this pressure of catering …




PM Narendra Modi

Aswin Bharadwaj S

In one particular scene in director Omung Kumar’s biopic on Narendra Modi titled PM Narendra Modi, Indira Gandhi is shown as this worried woman who wants to arrest this new sensation of Gujarat, Mr. Narendra Modi. While plucking roses from her garden she asks her subordinates to arrest Modi. While leaving the garden, she casually …







De De Pyaar De

Aswin Bharadwaj S

At the core of De De Pyaar De, there is a unique and interesting topic of the age gap in marriages. In one scene Ajay Devgn’s 50-year-old Ashish explains his confusion about getting married to a 26-year-old Ayesha as he fears how problematic things will be just after 10 years. The disappointment I felt after …