Django Unchained

Thrilling, stylish, funny, brutal, superbly-acted, sharply written and wonderfully offensive There are few directors in the world today, or even ever, whose name carries with it instantly recognisable traits that have people eagerly awaiting their next film, or even applying the name to films the filmmaker had nothing to do with but are stylistically similar….

The Bicycle Thief – nothing fictional about it

The story of today that was told in the past   For a long time I was thinking of reviewing some of my favorite cult classic films, but was terribly scared of reviewing theme as these were the ones which inspired me to take keen interest in cinema and especially world cinema. Anyway, I have…

Barfi! – Ekdom FaTaFaTi!

Barfi! is a tale that simply makes you fall in love with the character’s innocence.  Chances are, someone’s already told you to run out and see Barfi!, Anurag Basu’s tender romantic comedy starring Ranbir Kapoor as a deaf man. The film has opened strong in India, and word of mouth among Indian and diaspora audiences…

‘Gandu’- Kama Sutra rewritten for a new age of repression and alienation

It is hard not to be excited by this fiercely idiosyncratic approach to protest filmmaking and Gandu gleefully tramples all expectations of Indian culture. But narrative incoherence and some irritating misuse of material intended to shock mar Mukherjee’s good intentions. The disaffection of youth may be utterly commonplace as a theme of independent cinema, but…

Ferrari Ki Sawaari; Out and Out Family Film

After a long long time audiences will see an out and out family film in the form of Ferrari Ki Sawaari After a wait of two year, Vidhu Vinod Chopra is back with his team introducing a new director Rajesh Mapuskar along with the “Golden Touch” man Rajkumar Hirani as the writer (dialogues) with a…

SHANGHAI: Dibakar and Emraan marks their authority in the industry

Shanghai doesn’t provide the comfort of answers or happy endings. But it forces us to ask urgent questions. I wonder what Dibakar thinking was when he was working on the script. After films like Khosla Ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye and Love Sex & Dhoka it was a surprise for all film goers that…

Rowdy Rathore: Rowdly Pathetic

Rowdy Rathore is a mindless film which is capable to strangle you to death, after all it’s a Chintata Chita Chita Moment for all audiences. To make a film you need two most basic people; one the producer and the other is the director. You know what happens to a person when he has a lot…

The Raid Redemption; Don’t ask, just go for it!!

Awesome fighting scenes, great music soundtrack and a well done plot Few films live up to the title of “Best Action Film in Years” and I will be honest I don’t think there has been many good action films out recently. So to say the least my expectations weren’t high but the trailer for The…

Vicky Donor; deserves your hard earned money

It is the warmest, funniest, most sensible and sparkling comedy to hit the big screens in a very long time Blood Donation is an old theme nowadays. Well, to be honest, with the rise of globalization we have witnessed our industry of hindi cinema has also evolved. Few talked about the current happenings and then…

KAHAANI; Twisting tale of a woman

Kahaani brings Kolkata back to limelight Hindi films have had many thrillers, most of which revolve around similar plot of gangster action, and off late hardly such films have accounted to classics. Kahaani, from trailers and posters, seemed to be an off beat commercial cinema: a lady (pregnant) in search of her missing husband in…

Paan Singh Tomar

One of the finest biopics in the history of Indian Cinema I still remember, when I was young and used to go to Kolkata during my summer vacations by Gitanjali or Bombay Mail, we used cross the valleyof Chambal. Whenever, that strip used to come, my dad always used to tell me that this once…