31 Jul 2015
Mumbai: 'Drishyam' reiterates the fact that when you have a gripping story, other things kind of fall in place, even if the film is somewhat at a disadvantage because of a fairly unsteady, under-confident execution. A fantastic story by Jeethu Joseph was earlier made in two other languages, Malayalam and Tamil.
24 Jul 2015
Mumbai: A superhero needs to be big and strong, he needs to be a gigantic force of nature with incredible abilities to bring down the tyrannical powers of this universe and restore peace and order. He also needs to be angsty and brooding all the time because of his damaged past. He also needs to have a heroine who is kind of disconnected with him because she doesn’t fully understand what his goal as a superhero is. Those are the standard definitions of a Superhero film that we have come to accept and love. But it’s 2015 and audiences have grown tired of seeing the same shtick being thrown at the wall and applauding at whatever sticks. Enter ‘Ant Man’ – a superhero movie unlike any other.
23 Jul 2015
An eagle's eye for detailing coupled with some excellent piece of writing is what largely works for 'Masaan', apart from other fine things. Neeraj Ghaywan in his debut film offers a realistic portrayal of the hypocritical society that we live in, which looks at premarital sex between two adults as a taboo, but doesn’t hesitate exploiting it in every other way.
17 Jul 2015
New Delhi: If you think you have to leave your brains at home for a Salman Khan film, be surprised. This one will need you to take your heart along with your brains as well. For above everything else, Bajrangi Bhaijaan sure has its heart in his right place.
10 Jul 2015
Mumbai: Be warned. While watching this one, you might have to periodically pick up your jaw off the floor. Because this is not a mere movie, it is an unbelievably thrilling fantasy ride.
10 Jul 2015
Mumbai: Back when 'Despicable Me' came out, kids sort of enjoyed the movie, and adults sort of tolerated it. But there was something common between both camps – the Minions featured in the films were a laugh riot and everyone ended up falling in love with them. They became so famous they now have their own movie, but the final product isn't as amazing as you expect it to be.
03 Jul 2015
Mumbai: It was touted to be a film which takes on the Khap Panchayat as it is inspired by the real life tragic love story of Manoj and Babli who were killed in the name of honour. So 'Guddu Rangeela' had all the potential of becoming a powerful, deeply disturbing film which shows the mirror to the archaic, barbaric ways that a particular panchayat functions in. But, alas, it is not.
03 Jul 2015
Mumbai: While the first two 'Terminator' movies redefined action cinema, blockbuster summers and the usage of CGI in motion pictures, a lot has changed in the twenty years since 'Terminator 2' released. CGI has now become just another element in movies; it's no longer something special. Every movie has huge CGI, and some like David Fincher's films use CGI to construct normal sets without the audience knowing.
19 Sep 2015
Mumbai: This is not a review of MSG2: The Messenger. Two reasons why it isn’t:
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.