Ship of Theseus (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

One of the most engaging films of our time, Ship of Theseus is a question to the human soul. What is right or wrong? How do you measure happiness or sadness? Once in a while, comes a man who does not even try to be part of the crowd? There are many who believe they…

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 Impossible; A heart-wrenching roller-coaster ride

The Impossible is an impressive and deeply troubling picture, both for intentional and unintentional reasons. The latest natural disaster movie doesn’t bear much resemblance to the Irwin Allen spectacles from the 1970s or the effects-driven blockbusters from Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay during the 1990s. Instead, The Impossible is a more intimate true-life story of one…

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…

Skyfall; falls hard!!

Skyfall starts with a bang and then gets tired of all that, goes a little crazy and turns into a not-so-awesome ‘Home Alone’ movie.   Recouping from the sulky, scattered, sketchily edited previous James Bond adventure, Quantum of Solace; Skyfall does not quite match the thrilling and heartfelt revisionist’s heights of Casino Royale, but it…

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…

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…

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…