13 Reasons Why – Season 2 | Review

Netflix’s obsession with churning out original content has seen a lot of hits and misses over the past few years since it debuted in India. Films produced by Netflix have gathered a reputation of being consistently underwhelming despite their aggressive social media marketing. Without the big-screen releases that movies from run-of-the-mill production can have to…

Raazi |Why we need a Sehmat more than any Tiger | Review

Espionage has been a glorified field of work for both Hollywood and Bollywood. Bollywood has not even scratched the surface of the potential that a good Spy thriller has. More often than not, it ends up ornamenting the screenplay with jingoism and xenophobic characters who are too unreal and often too brash to be taking…

Why India needs a Childish Gambino

Hip-hop artist Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has taken the internet by storm with his single This is America and the world could actually become a better place for it. In a time when America is finally confronting the NRA after having struggled with gun violence for years, Childish Gambino’s transformative social commentary may help…

Biopic Man : Why Rajkummar Rao did Omertà

In As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII Shakespeare talks about the world being a stage, and all men and women merely players. This unassumingly simple idea may actually have two different perspectives – one for the audience and one for the actor. For the audience, it would resonate with the myriad of duties…

Of Cults and Men | Wild Wild Country

Webster’s defines the word Religion as “a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices”. Even though the statement remains largely relevant today, this very concept took root even before the cognitive revolution when mankind became self-aware, and even before the linguistic revolution when we even had words for ‘God’ or a…

Money Heist- Season 1 & 2 | Netflix | Review

Do you have a weekend to spare, good sir/madam? Because what Netflix released this April will consume you and a weekend before you even realize! Money Heist (La Casa De Papel in Spanish) has been the most watched Non-English series ever on Netflix and it’s ‘binge-ability’ is an amalgamation of some inimitable acting, whirlwind sequences…

Everything that’s wrong with DC and how they can fix it

It is the fifth day since Marvel’s Avengers : Infinity Wars opened to the global audience. As we speak, the record-breaking juggernaut has amassed more than $630 million and is well on its way to crossing the magic billion in the first week itself. Infinity Wars had stopped being just another sequel from the moment…

The Philosophy behind Shoojit Sircar’s October

The idea of romance in Bollywood is unabashedly centered around a more materialistic meaning of the word ‘Love’. If I love something, I must pursue it and obtain it by any means necessary. More often than not, this base instinct becomes the ultimate motivation for a protagonist to fight against evil not for the righteous…

A Quiet Place | Movie Review

Ever since primordial man made his appearance on this planet, we have been constantly evolving. From being hunter-gatherers who moved from place to place in search of sustenance, we became agriculturists and dwellers. As civilization grew, we became powerful enough to exact change on our environment. Our machines spewed toxic gases, our cars belched carcinogenic…

Kapil Sharma : When is this abomination going to stop?

Mimesis as defined by Plato means a re-presentation of nature and behaviour. Tragedy is considered the truest Mimesis, followed by poetry and then comedy. Comedy is a dramatic manifestation which is amusing and satirical and with a happy ending. Ok now, before this turns even more sermonizing, let me get to the point. The art…

“Rotten” Ratings | Why Rotten Tomato scores are not reliable

The worldwide TV and Video revenue is a whopping $300 billion and is rising steadily year on year, thanks to the enormous investments that big production houses like Warner bros., Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, etc., put into their promotions. In the good old days, movies were driven by the star-power of the actors and directors who…