The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continues its comedic brilliance in Season Two

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s whirlwind comedy-drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiered in March 2017 and set our hearts on fire. With its riveting late-1950s sets, eye-popping colours, and at the centre of it, our vivacious protagonist Midge Maisel who had embarked on a journey of self-discovery through stand-up comedy of all things, Palladino’s production had it all….

Mortal Engines | Review

Punk Science Fiction began as an offshoot of classic science-fiction which majorly focussed on highly futuristic worlds which were more often than not outrageous in their imagination. The word “punk” has been associated to sci-fi for such a long time that no one really knows where it caught the roots. One might say that its…

Mowgli – Legend of the Jungle | Review

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is, perhaps, one of the most adapted stories of all time. Even though his portrayal of an Indian jungle, based somewhere in Madhya Pradesh, projected a certain allure of mysticism and mystery, there is an allegory that can be drawn. Published in 1899, Kipling’s poem The White Man’s burden hailed…

Creed II | Review

I was pursuing my Masters when I watched the Rocky series for the first time, amidst a week-long frenzy of exams and all-nighters. It had inadvertently become a ritual when a bunch of us would keep aside our books and notes at 12 am, and boot up the laptop. Bill Conti’s iconic theme for Rocky…

What else am I bingeing on? | Pankaj Tripathy

Anupama Chopra, “How did you come up with the ‘Aadhar Linked with the Witch’ dialogue in Stree?” Pankaj Tripathy,” Those days, almost every service provider was SMSing me requesting my Aadhar to be linked to my account. I thought the Witch might also have her Aadhar linked!” This is one of the numerous quips spread…

2.0 | Movie Review

The problem with technology is that it can overwhelm the user and metamorphose what is to be a vision into a pedantic exhibit of firecrackers without much substance. Indian Filmmakers are particularly susceptible to getting carried away by the glitter of CGI and action. Most of the CGI ‘infested’ movies which come out India are…

A Private War | Review

It takes a special kind of conviction to become a War Correspondent. As per the data gathered by the Committee to Protect Journalists, no less than 74 journalists lost their lives in 2012 alone, while on the field reporting back to their respective media agencies. Imagine watching the abject devastation on a town somewhere in…

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs | Review

Westerns have always held a hallowed space in the annals of Hollywood. The wild, lawless past depicted in these films mirrored a time of immense change for America as a nation for this was a time when railroads were being built to join towns as an industrial revolution swept through its veins. While the burgeoning…

Pihu is the most difficult film you have ever watched

There are times when film-makers break out of the mundane Bollywood convention with scripts so bold and quixotic that it seems like a miracle that something like that even saw the light of release. After years of stagnation and an inexplicable apathy towards experimental cinema, Bollywood is finally breaking out of its comfort zone and…

Thugs of Hindostan | Movie Review

Thugs of Hindostan has further reaffirmed my longstanding opinion that Diwali releases are never to be trusted for quality. Don’t believe me? Here are the Diwali movies released this decade— 2011- Ra.One 2012- Son of Sardaar 2013- Krish 3 2014- Happy New Year 2015- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2016- Ae Dil Hain Mushkil & Shivaay…

Top 4 non-English series currently streaming on Netflix

There is a scurry of fresh content lining up to be on Netflix which are cutting across cultural and linguistic divides. An article published on Indiantelevision.com today predicted that India is on track to becoming the second largest video- viewing audience by 2020. Content consumption among Indians has become both variegated and evolved. And we…