Munna Michael – Munna is good, the movie isn’t

Munna Michael has been repeatedly described and promoted as an ode to the pop icon Michael Jackson. Even the trailer made us believe so. With Tiger Shroff around, you expect that if nothing else, the dance will make any crap watchable if not delightful. Add to that one of the most brilliant actors we have today, Nawazzudin by his side. One would have to be downright nonchalant to make a mess out of this ensemble. Munna Michael proves just that.

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Jagga Jasoos – Ranbir all the way in this ‘musical’ done right

Delayed for the longest time, surrounded by multiple controversies and introduced by a underwhelming trailer, let us clear the air about what Jagga Jasoos is NOT.  It is not a silly and shallow ride through nonsensical discoveries of the lead pair. It is not even about their chemistry or love story. There might be resemblances, but it is nothing like Barfi or Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahani either. Continue reading

MOM – Stellar performances shine in an over-fatigued story


What appears to be a story of a sexual assault and its aftermath, unfolds gradually to an extremely emotional saga of vengeance. It  opens with a brief intro to the strained relationship  between a mother/teacher and her step daughter. Within the first few minutes, through just the charm in her eyes, Sridevi as Devaki establishes her undying urge to bridge -the gap between Ma’am and Mom with the daughter. Continue reading