Raksha Bandhan

Writers who are totally ignorant of society’s changes in gender-oriented debates can only write something like Raksha Bandhan. The new Anand L Rai film written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon is that ’80s movie that time traveled to 2022. This 110 minutes long Beti Padhao Burden Hatao ad campaign is the movie equivalent of… Continue reading Raksha Bandhan

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

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

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

Addressing those areas of human emotions, especially that of women, which are considered taboo, was the core of Alankrita Shrivastava’s last feature film Lipstick Under My Burkha. Coming to her new movie Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, Alankrita is yet again giving emphasis on the feelings of the women. The moral dilemma or the… Continue reading Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

Bala

Amar Kaushik is the guy who made last year’s crackling horror-comedy Stree. This year he comes up with another comedy named Bala, starring the man of unusual choices, Ayushmann Khurrana.  If you compare it with the standard of a Stree or a Badhaai Ho (two recent successful films of the actor and the director) Bala… Continue reading Bala