Kalank

Aswin Bharadwaj S

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 …







Kesari

Aswin Bharadwaj S

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 …







Photograph

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The melancholic Miloni of Ritesh Batra’s new film Photograph is one character that talked a lot with minimal screen moments. Much like his earlier Mumbai based film, The Lunchbox, Batra again plays with the idea of connection between two people who didn’t know each other. Even though it is not as hard hitting as The …




Badla

Aswin Bharadwaj S

I have not seen The Invisible Guest even after knowing that Badla directed by Sujoy Ghosh is an official remake of this 2017 Spanish film. I wanted to go in without any clue of what will unravel and from that point, this Amitabh Bachchan  Taapsee Pannu starrer is indeed an engaging thriller. With the major …




Sonchiriya

Aswin Bharadwaj S

In the beginning, Sonchiriya felt like just another dacoit story with a lot of bloodshed and abuses. But I must say that there is a great technique with director Abhishek Chaubey and his writer Sudip Sharma in building characters and creating empathy towards them. The second half of Sonchiriya is elaborate, emotional, brutal and most …




Luka Chuppi

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Luka Chuppi directed by Laxman Utekar is a breezy entertainer that won’t annoy you for sure. Watching the trailer of the film, I thought it would be about the difficulties of a couple who wants to hide their live-in relationship status in a conservative society and to my surprise, it was slightly different from that. …