Bharat

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

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 […]




India’s Most Wanted

The climax of the movie India’s Most Wanted has director Raj Kumar Gupta trying to pull off his version of Argo. As some parts of it did work for me, I left the theater with a disappointment that this was a movie that had the potential to be a genuine espionage thriller. The dilution in […]




De De Pyaar De

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 […]




Student of the Year 2

Student of the Year 2 has so many weird things. But the most prominent of them all was mixed martial arts getting called as Kabaddi. There was a recent YouTube video of Karan Johar analyzing a scene from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. And in that video, he was constantly mumbling the word, cringe. I was […]




Kalank

At one point towards the end of the film Kalank, Roop asks Zafar “Tum seedhe Jawab kyun nahi de sakhte?” (Why can’t you give straight answers?) And I was like, excuse me? You should hear yourself talking and perhaps ask the same question to every character in the movie including you. Some of you may […]




Romeo Akbar Walter RAW

In one scene, the RAW chief played by Jackie Shroff tells John Abraham’s Romeo about how RAW functions and he says they will never communicate with their agent in the normal manner and the dialogues will be always indirect through metaphors and other means. But what happens after that in RAW – Romeo Akbar Walter […]




Kesari

In the last half an hour of the movie Kesari, there is a great amount of violence and bloodshed. Akshay Kumar who is great in doing physical stunts makes that gory “one man against hundreds” fight look cinematically appealing. But that’s only the last half an hour of this movie. This is a two and […]