Hum Do Hamare Do

Hum Do Hamare Do, directed by Abhishek Jain, feels more like an assembled urban comedy than a genuine effort to explore any emotion. There are absolutely no surprises here in terms of writing, and some of the sequences are badly overwritten to have that typical Hindi movie melodrama. The excellent cast of the film is… Continue reading Hum Do Hamare Do




Sardar Udham

At a time when jingoism and hyper-nationalism are getting celebrated even in movies, director Shoojit Sircar came up with a terrific film that is easily a master class on how to make such movies with perfect use of creative liberty and facts. For most people alive today Jalianwala Bagh massacre would be that 5 or… Continue reading Sardar Udham




Sanak

Vidyut Jamwal is an actor who has built a brand for himself as this action hero who features in a specific kind of action movie where he is always against an army of men. Be it the Commando series or the recent one, Khuda Haafiz, his films were always built around action and not the… Continue reading Sanak




Rashmi Rocket

A large part of Akarsh Khurana’s Rashmi Rocket feels like a very typical movie that wants to be vocal at every second about its feministic stand. The hurried nature of the movie to place our central character as this one in a million talent doesn’t land that smoothly. But it is actually by the time… Continue reading Rashmi Rocket




Chehre

Chehre, directed by Rumi Jaffery, is based on the 1956 German novel A Dangerous Game written by Freidrich Durrenmatt. The movie has a very compelling premise where the main character goes through a mock trial by people who used to be advocates and judges in the past. It is presented as a game that is… Continue reading Chehre




Shiddat

Kunal Deshmukh’s new romantic drama Shiddat, starring Sunny Kaushal and Radhika Madan in lead roles, presents itself as this story of crazy passionate love where our protagonist would go to any extent to get his love. But what is problematic about the film is that it just propagates that conservative mentality by making a creepy… Continue reading Shiddat




Bhuj: The Pride of India

The intention of the makers of the movie Bhuj: The Pride of India might be to show us how we fought back with unity to revamp a demolished airbase during the 1971 war. But the writing and making of this movie are so bad that it almost becomes a mockery of a historical event. With… Continue reading Bhuj: The Pride of India




Shershaah

The promo materials of Shershaah had a less jingoistic tone to its credit, and at a time when patriotism is getting used as a marketing tool, seeing that trailer kind of offered a bit of relief. But when it comes to the film, this Vikram Batra biopic is more of a template rather than a… Continue reading Shershaah