To appreciate AK vs AK you have to be at least a decade old fan of Bollywood in the first place. Not to say that this film follows the template of any Bollywood movie ever. In fact it does just the opposite. It bends rules, crosses boundaries and blurs the line between reel and real.Continue reading
Thanks to the immense reach of social media and a campaign that leveraged upon the best-selling topic of today’s digital world, Lipstick under my burkha managed to gather a lot of applause even before its release. Sadly, while the promotions had a progressive and outspread view of feminism, the movie turned out to be almost one-dimensional.
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
Let us first establish what the new age love saga of the millennials looks like. A good looking, desi (preferably Punjabi) guy with raw charm. A hot-bod female with a fancy job that sounds sexy, like a French speaking tourist guide (Befikre) , or in this case a chocolatier. They both will have limitless money and you are not expected to question the source. Continue reading
A big dream requires a leap of faith, the kind that is incomprehensible to anyone until it is realised. Bahubali is one of those improbable, larger than life fantasies that someone dared to dream. Continue reading
A quintessential Punjabi household in Amritsar, a young son returning from abroad (obviously Canada), and a big fat wedding with all the loud song & dance, and alcohol. Well, that is just how Phillauri starts. But despite maintaining all the stereotypes of a millennial love story and the usual wedding backdrop, Phillauri is fresh and explorative! Continue reading
There is an immature cheeky 10th pass Badri from Jhansi and a pretty looking, ambitious Vaidehi from Kota. From the very beginning, it is pretty clear that it is regular desi rom-com where these two, despite being poles apart will beat all odds to get to the happily ever after. The ‘odds’ are also nothing that we haven’t seen before, but only with a slightly fresher treatment.
Yashraj is unarguably one production house that has given Bollywood one of its most celebrated romances of all times. If you look back at the list of some of their legendary makes – Kabhie Kabhie, Chandni, Lamhe, DDLJ, Dil To Pagal hai and many more, YRF has been brave, experimental, has broken moulds and also has created some of the love- cliches that a filmy romantic swears by. Continue reading
Some movies work like alcohol on you, either they give a rapid high like a tequila shot or they grow on you till a point after which it’s best to end them.
Dear Zindagi, on the other hand, is like a freshly made refreshing cup of tea. From the moment it starts being brewed, the aroma intrigues you. As you start sipping, there are layers of narrative that unfold at a very calm and soothing pace, and even when its over, there is a flavour that lingers in your mind for a while.
Aligarh, a melancholic narration of a man’s journey as he struggles with prejudices and alienation in the last few months of his professional years.
Based on true events, Aligarh is a story of Ramchandra Siras, bachelor, homosexual, Marathi professor at Aligarh University, each detail of his character no less important than the other.