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.
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'.
22 Jan 2016
Mumbai: There is a scene in 'Kyaa Kool Hai Hum 3' where most characters of the film are stuck in a quick sand area, wailing for help and struggling to get out. Watching the film was more or less a similar kind of experience.
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.
03 Jun 2016
Mumbai: You enter a theatre expecting the film to be silly and absurd. And even then, you end up laughing in amazement at the level of nonsense that it reaches. And then this sets a series of giggles — sometimes, out of embarrassment and sometimes, purely out of glee. ‘Housefull 3’ is another such gem in this genre and going by the family that was sitting behind me catching it FDFS and doubling up with laughter at every scene, this review seems rather irrelevant yet again.