27 Jun 2015
Mumbai: The film jokes about rape and rape victims, which are perhaps as insensitive and harmful as that of the regressive traditions and beliefs that it set out to make fun of. Many a film has fallen prey to the good intention but awful execution trap. Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho does too.
26 Jun 2015
Mumbai: The 'Saw' series proved something noteworthy – that James Wan had created something extraordinary in the original movie, and had sold out in a big way by cranking out seven sequels for seven years which were each less impressive than the previous films. Calling them less impressive is still giving them a lot of credit because they flat out sucked. Around that time another series called 'Paranormal Activity' began mushrooming, also delivering a sequel every year that was worse than its original.
17 Nov 2015
Mumbai: Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan is not keen on doing Hollywood films and wants the Indian Film Industry to grow to an extent that no comparisons are made with West.
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.
29 May 2015
Mumbai: The zombie movie genre has been done to, pardon the pun, death. It started in the 70's with George Romero's 'Of the Dead' series and for generations Hollywood has been trying to make the zombie genre profitable for both themselves and for the audiences.
23 May 2015
Surkhaab is perhaps one of the finest examples of those small budget films which start with a good intention of dealing with a relevant issue, but then fall into the trap of making it ‘safe’ to ensure a box office hit.
13 Nov 2015
Japanese electronics giant Sony has always been known for its high quality sound delivery in all its products. The company recently launched its 'hear on' series of headphones, among them the MDR-100AAP, priced at Rs 12,990. We got our hands on the over-the-head pair and here is what we think of it.
12 Jun 2015
Mumbai: Mahesh Bhatt penned and directed 'Arth', a sensitive cult film telling us the story of a fiercely independent woman dealing with an extra martial relationship that threatens to wreck her home. More than three decades later, irony unblinkingly stares at your face as you watch a confused and regressive film on the same subject, backed and co-written by the same Bhatt.
15 May 2015
Mumbai: Right from a stunning opening sequence, 'Bombay Velvet' deftly transports you to the city in 50s and 60s. A sepia toned, nostalgic world, where gullible men entertained themselves around a boxing ring and vulnerable women were still struggling to find their place under the sun.