The Illegal

Written, directed, and produced by Danish Renzu, The Illegal starring Suraj Sharma is an underwhelming take on the other side of the Great American Dream. With the writing simply brushing up on immigrant struggles’ template structure, The Illegal becomes mere documentation rather than a heartfelt story with depth. One has to be so naively ignorant… Continue reading The Illegal

Maara

Maara by Dhilip Kumar, the official remake of the 2015 Malayalam movie Charlie, has certain elements that make it a respectable remake. The makers are not trying to create a replica of the original written by Unni R. The restructuring they have given to the story will make it an interesting experience for even the… Continue reading Maara

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

Sound of Metal

Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal is one movie that will give you that melancholic hangover. The character of Ruben Stone lingers on your mind. And that’s mostly because of the kind of raw empathy the filmmaker shows towards his central protagonist. The theme here is about accepting certain irrevocable realities and stay in the race… Continue reading Sound of Metal