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. …




Total Dhamaal

Aswin Bharadwaj S

No brainer comedies are indeed a genre of films and we have enjoyed films like Andaaz Apna Apna and even the first part of the Dhamaal franchise. While the above-mentioned movies had crisp writing and great performances, the new Indra Kumar movie Total Dhamaal is a perfect example of how lazy writing can make a …




Gully Boy

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Zoya Akhtar’s new film Gully Boy inspired from the lives of rappers Divine and Naezy is a sensational movie that looks brilliant on many levels. Zoya and co-writer Reema Kagti manage to treat the typical rise of the underdog story in a very rooted way by exploring all the minute nuances that could have made …