Mumbai Saga

Mumbai Saga’s drama comes from this idea of placing politicians as the significant players who moved their pawns from time to time to remain in power. Sanjay Gupta, with his brand of gangster thrillers, could have used this idea to create a space of moral dilemma in the audience’s minds. But that’s not the case,… Continue reading Mumbai Saga




The Girl on the Train

The Tate Taylor adaptation of the book The Girl on the Train was a movie that lacked the thrill factor. It was aligned more towards the psychological side of its characters. Personally, I felt that it was a movie that needed a bit more intrigue and tightness on a screenplay level. When it comes to… Continue reading The Girl on the Train




Sir

Sir starring Tilotama Shome and Vivek Gomber is a very moving debate about the accurate idea of understanding. The class divide is indeed a theme that gets represented in this movie. But the simplistic yet deeply affecting narrative of this love story by Rohena Gera has a very charming optimism that doesn’t skip the social… Continue reading Sir




Kaagaz

Kaagaz starring Pankaj Tripathi as Bharatlal, a character inspired by the real-life story of Lal Bihari, is a wasted opportunity. Satish Kaushik has narrated a human story in the flattest way possible, forcing the talented Pankaj Tripathi to do the heavy lifting. The story’s intention here is to show us the problems in someone’s life… Continue reading Kaagaz




AK vs AK

What I could see in AK vs AK, the new Netflix original directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, was a bunch of film lovers having a ball making a movie. And when that indeed happens, the energy transcends beyond the screen and gives that high to the viewer as well. AK vs AK is a rarity. The… Continue reading AK vs AK




Coolie No. 1

I agree with the fact that David Dhawan’s films have always had this loud nature in them, and with actors like Govinda, there was a period where that style worked immensely. But the one question that pops up in your head from the very beginning of the brand new version of Coolie No. 1 is… Continue reading Coolie No. 1




Unpaused

The new Amazon Prime anthology movie Unpaused is a nice mixture of treatments. None of them are sharing a theme. The backdrop of COVID 19 is the common link here, and we get to see a wacky concept, human relationship stories, and some political stories among these five films. Rather than being an escapist concept… Continue reading Unpaused




Durgamati

To pull off a concept like Durgamati, which doesn’t have much on paper to impress you, you need convincing performances. That’s where Durgamati falters. Actor Bhumi Pednekar is doing the heavy lifting here by being this possessed character named Chanchal Chauhan. But her inability to take the character to the level the makers wanted somewhat… Continue reading Durgamati