30 Oct 2015
Mumbai: The most important thing in a biopic is the actor who plays the role of the personality the film is based on. In this regard, director Prawaal Raman couldn’t possibly have got a better bet than Randeep Hooda to play Charles Sobhraj. Some credit to the director and a lot of it to the actor that Randeep lives, breathes and takes on even the body language of the 'Bikini Killer' so fantastically well that it is difficult to imagine anybody else playing that role.
27 Jun 2015
Mumbai: One of the tracks in the film, Jiyo Lalla, has a line that goes: ‘Lagake taaron mein tadka, chalo maggi banate hain’. Like the now infamous two-minute noodles, the makers seem to have had an instant recipe for a film -- take a social evil as the premise, stir in some real-life incidents, throw in some juveniles and season it with a bunch of assorted characters. The end result is a hard-to-digest khichdi.
26 Jun 2015
Mumbai: Do you remember back in 2009 when you went to the theater to watch a Pixar movie named 'Up', where you expected a 'cartoon' about a house flying off with the help of balloons, and you ended up sobbing uncontrollably in the first ten minutes of the movie? Do you remember placing that movie in a special place in your heart, and revisiting it every time you're down in life? It's time to make some room in your heart, because there's now a second movie that does those exact same things to you, and it's made by the same people who made 'Up'.
19 Jun 2015
Mumbai: Paul Feig was the unsung hero of the late ‘90s - he was responsible for the hilarious short-lived TV show ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and then went on to direct some of the funniest episodes of ‘The Office’. The world finally got to know of him when he delivered the outrageously funny ‘Bridesmaids’ a few years ago, a movie that single handedly reinvented the ‘chick flicks’ genre.
19 Jun 2015
Mumbai: One good reason to watch this film is that it is based on the inspiring true story of a gritty and fabulous dance group, Fictitious. This group coming from the modest, far flung suburb of Nalasopara, just by the dint of its talent and determination, managed to reach the finals at the world hip hop dance championship in Las Vegas.
17 Jun 2016
Mumbai: The film opens with a jaw dropping scene when a big packet of drugs is casually flung over by a discus thrower from the other side of the border to be picked up by a 'business' partner in Punjab. This, sets the tone for the rest of the film, which slowly and disturbingly unravels the horrors of the deep and prevalent drug menace in the state.
12 Jun 2015
Mumbai: 23 years after Steven Spielberg blew open the man-interrupts-evolution debate with thrilling imagery of trembling water glasses and green Jell-O, mankind returns to the Central American island of Isla Nublar—smarter, greedier and stupider. The Park is now a self-aware corporate-driven World, one that admits, "Dinosaurs aren't enough anymore".
10 Jun 2016
Mumbai: The chaos and calm of Kolkata city makes for the perfect background for an intriguing story where an old Anglo Indian man, John Biswas (Amitabh Bachchan) deals with the chaos within. Cliched at times, with the Durga immersion scene and the buzzing fish market thrown in, but through 'TE3N', director Ribhu Dasgupta provides a delightful insight into the bustling city and with a keen eye on detailing and of course, with good help from the cinematographer (Tushar Kanti Roy).
29 May 2015
Mumbai: How many times have we seen 'the disaster movie'? A hundred? Probably a thousand times. And yet, Hollywood keeps regurgitating the same thing over and over again, at least once every year. Of course they do that because most of these movies are, for some reason incredibly profitable. Because people, for some reason, want to see buildings crumbling.
29 May 2015
Mumbai: 'Welcome to Karachi' is an attempt at a political satire with the backdrop of the 'explosive' (literally) situation in Pakistan. Shammi (Arshad Warsi) and Kedar Patel (Jackky Bhagnani) , the Indian version of dumb and dumber, decide to sneak into USA on a boat because Kedar wants to go and his visa gets rejected repeatedly. A freak accident lands them in the heart of Karachi.