Argo; let’s live those moments

Hold on tight and revel in the brilliance of a riveting film that’s enthralling in execution and subtext. Right from the start, the movie takes you back into era of 70s; from the retro Warner Bros. logo that appears at the beginning, riddled with faux scratch marks and film grain, to the camerawork, screenplay, and…

MAMI’s entire line up!!

Many of my friends were asking me about the line up for this year’s MAMI festival. So, I thought instead of telling everyone what all are there to expect at MAMI, I thought of uploading the same on my blog so that it becomes easier for you to go through the entire line up and…

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…

‘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…

The Dark Knight Rises

“The Dark Knight Rises’ place as a perfect capper to an incongruously above-average trilogy of summer blockbusters, and it is, as such, impossible to meet Nolan’s proclamation that he’s firmly done with the series with anything less than extreme melancholy.” It’s been quite some time since I last posted a review on any film. Well,…

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…

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…

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…