Andhadhun

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun is a great mix of humor and thrill with a great level of unpredictability making it the perfect fun movie for us to watch. Actors who have worked with Mr. Raghavan have always mentioned that Sriram is always ahead of his audience and Andhadhun is a great example of that statement as …




Sui Dhaaga

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Sui Dhaaga, Sharat Khatariya’s third film after Dum Laga Ke Haisha, is based on a template generic script. You can sense a lot of patterns in the scripting that we have seen in films about entrepreneurs. But despite all those seemingly negative things I loved the film because of its earnestness. Sui Dhaaga isn’t novel …







Manmarziyan

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Love triangles have always been a favorite of Bollywood and what is so refreshing about Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan is the fact that it doesn’t constrain itself into the cage of morality or character sanctity. Through three flawed humane characters, this script by Kanika Dhillon reinvents the genre in a deeply affecting way. By addressing the …




Stree

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Stree directed by Amar Kaushik is a movie written by Raj and DK who are the makers of Go Goa Gone. If you have liked that zombie comedy, this one starring Rajkummar Rao is a double dose of that and I had the loudest of laughter inside a movie hall after a long time. Stree …




Satyameva Jayate

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Masala action is one genre where we seek entertainment and doesn’t really go after the logic of everything. But even that genre has got a considerable push over the time and directors like Shankar and Murugadoss has pushed the envelope to make it look compelling. Milap Milan Zaveri’s Satyameva Jayate is a movie that perhaps the …




Fanney Khan

Aswin Bharadwaj S

They managed to get Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkumar Rao in one movie and yet Fanney Khan was a huge letdown. Based on the 2002 Belgian film Everybody’s famous, Fanney Khan has a severely underdeveloped script that after a point just becomes a feast of illogical events. Baring a few scenes that have …




Karwaan

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The Akarsh Khurana film Karwaan that marks Dulquer Salmaan’s debut to Hindi film industry is a breezy cheerful film that is somewhere familiar and yet engaging. Just like how we say Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is about the miseries of the wealthy or how some say Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani is a glossy take on …