I cannot remember the last time there was such an honest investment on any commercial Hindi content based entirely on Hindustani Classical music. It’s almost criminal that this has been a fairly untapped genre in mainstream cinema.Continue reading
Raat Akeli hai opens up to a name appropriate scene where a truck hits a car followed by a brutal double murder. Cut to 5 years later, we enter a resplendent bunglow in UP that just wrapped up a wedding function, the groom is shot dead. Whodunit?Continue reading
A little girl playing in her verandah one day happens to casually solve a complicated mathematical problem. When this is brought to her father’s attention, he quickly turns this talent into a business opportunity and that’s where the journey of Shakuntala Devi begins.Continue reading
Hello fellow binge watchers!
Netflix just dropped a kickass trailer with an announcement of 17 new shows. It is an exciting and diverse line up. Mostly something for everyone. And if you anything like me, everything for someone!
Giving them Cutting Rating based on my eagerness to watch it
Lets have a quick look shall we?Continue reading
A young girl is abducted from a birthday party. 9 months later the kidnapper sends a free ipad to the parents asking to kill random people to keep their daughter safe and alive. 1 free ipad per murder. Heard of emails anyone? Nevermind..Continue reading
In all these years of her real and reel life, we have admired Sushmita Sen for many things – her beauty, her personality, her life choices etc. but she has never been considered a top lister as far acting was considered. So thank you Ram Madhvani, for bringing her back and reminding us of her prowess.Continue reading
Let me be honest, I hit the play button on Netflix for this one with much reluctance. Mostly because the trailer felt absurd. It gave repelling ‘desi’ horror flick feels.
So for anyone who has seen the poster or trailer, let me tell you it is not a horror movie with jump scares, it is not even a thriller with plot twists. It is in fact too peculiar and brave to be labelled with a genre.Continue reading
The name and the context of this nine episode series is laid out in the first few seconds of the first episode. A voice over of the protagonist (Inspector Hathiram Chaudhary) simplifies how the universe is divided in three loks – swarg, dharti and paataal, metaphors of the very clear class divide that we live in today.Continue reading
Who are these women? Where do I meet them? Never in my 10 years of living in Mumbai have I ever crossed paths with anyone who remotely comes close to this misplaced idea of ‘modern independent women’. But this is season 2, so there is clearly some audience there who wants be blinded by cliches and stereotypes. It is disappointing how very few stories are written about female friendships and when fewer of them see the light of the day, they are left so one-dimensional.
If the writers wanted to create an aspirational world for women with liberation written in bold, it’s a half-hearted attempt. They have created a delusional world where the society oscillates between regressive (glass ceiling, body shaming etc.) & progressive (open marriage, co-parenting, same sex marriage, etc.) to fit into their narrative of showcasing ‘girl power’. These conflicting ideas leave us with very less place to relate to any situation or character.Continue reading
The subject, the breaking point, the story, and the climax everything is summed up in the title. Yet, Anubhav Sinha and the entire cast weave an engaging story to break down the point of ‘zero tolerance’ in a potent narrative.