Laakhon Mein Ek Season 2 is even better than the first | Review

After riding a wave of success in the comedy circuit through his raw, quirky, anecdotal sets, Biswa Kalyan Rath is now set to crack the limited series landscape. His very first venture as a writer, Laakhon Mein Ek, told a compelling story about the rite of passage for every engineering aspirant as they get embroiled…

Last Stand of the North | GOT Season 8 Episode 2 Roundup

The last episode brought together “old friends” when Jaime Lannister stepped foot in Winterfell after a long journey and came face to face with Bran Stark after years. Jon also learnt his true name from Samwell in the most matter-of-fact way possible. We also saw him becoming a bone of contention between Sansa and Danny…

The legend of La Llorona and why it’s worth a watch | Review

Motherhood is a beautiful thing, and yet, painful when exposed to the persecution of life. One of my favourite horror films in recent time on this very theme is Andrés Muschietti’s Mama where two toddlers survive a car-crash and are taken care of by the spirit of a mother who had lost her children many…

Of Unions and Reunions | GOT Season 8 Episode 1 Roundup

So the time is nigh, emotions are high, and deservedly so. The final season of arguably the most celebrated TV series ever has finally been flagged off. This has been an especially sweet respite after an unusually long wait of 2 years. A phenomenal journey of almost a decade would find closure (or would it…

Spoiler Alert! | The History and usage of the words

In a few hours from now, humanity will be divided into two distinct groups, one who watched the first episode of Season 8 of Game of Thrones and the other who did not. Spoilers will be shared facetiously and office gossips will give away to theories. Which brings us to one of the most used…

Pet Sematary is great if you haven’t seen the original | Review

Mary Lambert’s 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary is wrong on many levels even today when you watch it with your seemingly mature 21st-century sensibilities. King unabashedly carves storylines and events that even the biggest horror fan would cringe at. There are certain things that you just do not accept as a human…

Joker | Is it the best trailer ever?

The Joker movie trailer dropped a few days ago and the fanaticism of fan boys and the internet residents in general has reached epic proportions. Every passing day we are reading/ watching new content which is dissecting the trailer, referencing previous material on the legendary antagonist with everyone agreeing in unison that this version may…

DC finally finds its humour with Shazam! | Review

Since the execs at Warner brothers started dissecting the formula for Marvel Studio’s indefatigable success at the box office, discussion had been rife about how DC was just too dark and depressing for any casual movie-goer (let’s face it, most of us are) who just wanted to have a well-rounded, wholesome superhero action. This singular…

Romeo Akbar Walter | Movie Review

Espionage as a subject has attracted a lot of interest from Bollywood recently. From D-Day to Baby to Ek Tha Tiger and the recent blockbuster Raazi, makers have stumbled upon a formula of interlacing patriotism with rampaging action sequences backed by a pulsating score. As a kid, the first such ‘Spy’ movie I remember was…

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ is too convenient of a story | Opinion

After the unprecedented success of Get Out where Peele went on to win his first ever Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, a palpable dent had been made in the horror universe. Get Out was no ordinary film. With its ingenious premise (spoiler alert) of a white family stealing bodies of black people in order to…

Delhi Crime | Review

The fateful night of 16th December 2012 would always be remembered as a blot on the face of India, a nation whose leaders promised the empowerment of its women. What happened that night took our society to unprecedented depths of decadence from where there could be no return. Jyoti Singh Pandey, a Physiotherapy Intern, was…