The Kashmir Files

In movies that had Islamist terrorism as a theme, we have seen sequences where a character will be taken to a place to show the brutality happening against Muslims all over the globe to brainwash them to be a part of terror organizations. The kind of hate The Kashmir Files generates against Muslims through its… Continue reading The Kashmir Files

Bachchhan Paandey

If the script is interesting, then even a bad filmmaker won’t be able to mess it up. This is a statement I have heard many people say in interviews. Well, the new film Bachchhan Paandey from Akshay Kumar has the potential to make those people rethink that statement. Bachchhan Paandey is very much a scene-by-scene… Continue reading Bachchhan Paandey


Jalsa, the new Suresh Triveni film, manages to create a conflict that looks extremely layered. The first 40 minutes of the movie are so gripping in terms of intensity that I didn’t even bother looking at the film’s duration. But post that, we see Vidya Balan’s Maya Menon trying to deal with the repercussions of… Continue reading Jalsa

Badhaai Do

What made Badhaai Ho from Amit Sharma so enjoyable was its comedy texture in presenting a movie with a heartwarming ending. Badhaai Do, the spiritual sequel to the 2018 film, might not be as entertaining as the Neena Gupta starrer. But the topic they have decided to address is more complex, and the margin for… Continue reading Badhaai Do


Some movies become interesting because it allows you to read them in multiple ways. I am not talking about ambiguous endings in films. The way certain movies keep us guessing about the trauma and dilemma through which characters go through adds a layer of empathy that is very subtle. Gehraiyaan, Shakun Batra’s new film, is… Continue reading Gehraiyaan

Atrangi Re

Anand L Rai and Himanshu Sharma are two creators who have made some memorable small-town characters. They get the texture of these characters very easily, and even the not-so-great Zero had characters that were fun to watch. Coming to the duo’s new film Atrangi Re, the kind of “celebration” mood Rai and Sharma creates through… Continue reading Atrangi Re


Ahan Shetty’s launch film Tadap, directed by Milan Luthria, is problematic and unbearably dull. The film is an official adaptation of the Telugu film RX 100. It is a bit disheartening to see filmmakers going after such sexist ideas even in 2021. I am not saying women should always be portrayed as good human beings… Continue reading Tadap

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