17 Sep 2016
New Delhi: The mangalsutra in this movie, if you may, is the Hindu equivalent of Hollywood’s holy-cross that usually stands between mere mortals, and the evil spirit. This particular mangalsutra is also doubly blessed, as the mother-in-law puts it. Because, you know, it was taken to the ‘Jai Mata Di Vaishno Devi’ temple for an added layer of protective cover.
03 Sep 2016
New Delhi: If my gossip-reads serve me right, Akira is the name of Farhan Akhtar’s daughter. And she’s most likely named after Akira Kurosawa — the male Japanese master-director. Akira is also Japanese for ‘intelligent’.
26 Aug 2016
This film is basically an attempt at big-screen entertainment aimed purely at kids. This is, as you know, a super-hero movie -- a comical one with an environmental message. And one can, somewhat, sense a franchise developing around the character.
19 Aug 2016
New Delhi: Meera (Tannishtha Chatterjee), a divorcee and single mother of Smitha (Maya Sathi), is an Australian of Indian origin. She is smart and independent, even so, she is under severe family pressure to find a nice Indian match.
13 Aug 2016
New Delhi: There isn’t as much wrong with this film as the fact that you wonder what's good about it. By the end of the film, you will be spectacularly bored by this humourless spectacle. And the question in your head is less likely to be: 'What is going on?' and more likely to be, 'Why is this going on forever?'
05 Aug 2016
Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon together return to the 15-year-old franchise they made their own with this new outing that has Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), the former CIA rogue assassin, resurfacing years after the events of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, just as his former employers are bent on implementing a new program aimed at hunting him down.
22 Jul 2016
The scene that ushers the interval in 'Kabali' is reminiscent of a movie from 21 years ago, 'Baasha', the last and most memorable time Rajinikanth played a gangster. Dead centre of the frame is a lamppost with someone lying crumpled below it.
07 Jul 2016
Mumbai: YES, we know he recently upset everyone with his I-don't-care-I-am-Salman-and-I-can-say-anything attitude, when he compared his gruelling training sessions for the just-released 'Sultan' to feeling like a "raped woman". But like a senior journalist sitting beside us at the screening said, "He apologised right away. 'I didn't mean it and nobody bothered to quote that,' Salman argued. Salman was saying, quote me, but quote me in full."
15 Sep 2016
At the cost of sticking his neck out, mid-day critic Mayank Shekhar feels that 'Pink' is even more impactful and powerful than Rajkumar Santoshi’s 'Damini'. He feels 'Pink' does compel one to think. And that’s not all it does.
05 Aug 2016
This David ('Fury') Ayer directed DC Comic series fan primer was meant to whet the appetite before 'Justice League' but even that appears to be too high a bar to match up to. The gap between 'Batman v Superman' and 'The Justice League' just got wider in fact with this unedifying, spasmodic and inconsistent attempt at action noir.