https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WhGEvtb3HU 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 … Continue reading AK vs AK – An extended roast in disguise of a thriller
Aashram Chapter 1 & 2 builds a very compelling world based on the far and wide consequences of blind faith. The larger than life aura and fanfare of the central character, Baba Nirala is cringe-worthy but at the same time very immersive with all the ‘japnaam’ chants. While the direction, editing and narration are amateurish, … Continue reading AASHRAM|MX PLAYER|CUTTING REVIEW | Slow, uneventful in big & impactful in small parts
Hello fellow binge watchers! Most of us have grown up in an education system where PT period’s importance was next to that of a free period. But your PT teacher’s influence extended beyond that one class. You might end up sucking at any or all sports but it’s the sportsmanship that he/she teaches you for … Continue reading CHALAANG|AMAZON PRIME| Unambitious, mildly engaging|CUTTING REVIEW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88gxSoTOqXA&feature=youtu.be Before I begin, I must admit that I have not read the 1500 page Vikram Seth book. My opinions on this series are solely based on how entertaining it is and not on how well it has been adapted. So think of the all the contemporary great character actors that we have in the … Continue reading A Suitable Boy | Netflix | Shot like a painting, narrated like a poem.
https://youtu.be/A_jlC8q-OfY Looking at the Eiffel for the first time is magical. I speak from a miniscule version of my ‘Emily in Paris’ experience last year. It is worth all the exaggeration that movies have been doing forever & Instagram more recently. Emily brings Paris and Instagram together. The premise is a sure shot winner, It … Continue reading EMILY IN PARIS – A BREEZY INDULGENT WATCH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJAJVe8-0pw Hello fellow binge watchers! So Netflix just dropped another original this Friday. But before you decide to invest/waste two beautiful hours of your life, here is a word of caution. It is tiresome to point out all that is wrong with the understanding and depiction of the much abused word ‘feminism’ in Indian cinematic … Continue reading Dolly Kitty aur woh chamakte sitare – there are stars here, but with very little shine left in them | Netflix Orignal | Cutting review
Director: Asim AbbasiCast: Sarwat Gilani, Yasra Rizvi, Nimra Bucha, Meher Bano, Omair Rana https://youtu.be/iQwnQUCZZtI A murder convict, a rebellious boxer, a trophy wife and a high society event manager, the only common thread between these four Karachi women is their trauma, and this alone proves enough to unite them to stand against patriarchal bullying. On the … Continue reading CHURAILS|ZEE 5|CUTTING REVIEW | Contemporary, Engaging & Sharp.
The first woman to be an IAF combat pilot, her contribution to the Kargil war and her headstrong journey of braving her way into a male dominated institution. It is an inspiring story, irrespective of Bollywood. The question here is how high can this film soar from an already high pedestal. The film follows a … Continue reading GUNJAN SAXENA | NETFLIX ORIGNAL | CUTTING REVIEW
https://youtu.be/Acu8OA97MPg 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. The premise of Bandish Bandits seems predictable in the beginning – traditional vs. commercial music, the two … Continue reading Bandish Bandits| An unfiltered musical treat in this millennial chaos
https://youtu.be/HXq3vZ_RXPM 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? Enter Jatil Yadav, Nawazuddin Sidiqqui as the … Continue reading RAAT AKELI HAI | A CLASSIC WHODUNIT WITH NO FRILLS