Soorma | Review

If you are a chest-thumping die-hard fan of the Indian Cricket Team, you already know what it feels like to be the nation that dominates one of the most popular sports played across the globe. Now multiply that tenfold and imagine how it would have felt to live in India from the 1930s to the…

TVF Yeh Meri Family | Episode 1 & 2 Review

Owens Lee Pomeroy described it perfectly when he said ‘Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson, you find the present tense, but the past..perfect!’ Ruminating over the idyllic summers of our childhood is entrenched in human nature. It gives us permanent moments of self-satisfaction and fond memories to carry us through any tough day. For fleeting…

Why Stop-Motion still exists in 2018

There used to be a simple time when we lived with limited technology and so did film-makers. In a world which had not yet been introduced to computers, Animators would tediously draw and re-draw pictures several times with slight variations to show. Then a primitive camera-slider would be rolled fast enough so that 24 frames…

Sacred Games | Review | Nawazuddin Siddiqui | Saif Ali Khan

Yayati was a Puranic king and an ancestor of the Pandavas. Legend has it that he was cursed with old age during his prime by Shukracharya, the priest of the Asuras, which he later exchanged with his Son Puru to regain his youth. The season Finale of Sacred Game is titled ‘Yayati’ and it is…

Sicario : Day of the Soldado | Movie Review

Denis Villeneuve’s filmography is a painter’s canvas but there is an interminable thread that weaves through the myriad of genre-defining films that he has made so far. Prisoners (2013) and Sicario (2015) were both crime dramas, albeit of significantly different tonalities, whereas Arrival (2016) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017) re-characterized how science-fiction movies could be…

Sanju |Review| A hagiography more than a biography, but a good watch

Nepotism and blatant cronyism are seeded in the very veins of Indian politics and Bollywood. With it comes the heavy load of carrying the ‘Legacy’. A son who is thrown into a pit which demands gladiator-like struggle often finds himself incongruous with his surroundings. Sanju is a story of one such man-child who was overwhelmed…

Hereditary | Review

Despite the gory allure that comes with classic horror films, there is a living, breathing by-lane that has become the favorite haunt for horror purists. This is the place where stories are a lot more subtle than the smack-and-jab terror that we are so used to, resulting in a form of film-making where ghosts and…

Why Race 3 is the best film of 2018

You thought this was clickbait, didn’t you ? Well, guess what. It is not. How’s that for a twist, you Nolan-praising, Kashyap-breathing, rational human-being you ? Race 3 is the culmination of a decade long vision of ace directors (they put the ‘ace’ in ‘race’) Abbas-Mustan much like Marvel’s Avengers : Infinity War, except that…

Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom |Movie Review

25 years after the dinosaurs graced our screens in the then highest grossing summer flick ever, Jurassic Park, we see a CGI replete version of the series which almost feels de trop. Jeff Goldblum made a much awaited return in this sequel but after watching the movie you will feel he was better off staying…

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero | Review

We have been surprisingly unimaginative when it comes to creating Superheroes. The last original, most elaborate templates we have had, came from scriptures that were thousands of years old. Even though they were brilliant masterpieces of writing and character arcs, Ramayana and Mahabharata had become infused into a larger world religion, and their characters had…

Solo : A Star Wars Story | Review

When George Lucas started writing the screenplay of Star Wars in the 1970s, his self-produced film American Graffiti (1973) got stuck in the pipeline of Universal Studios and he found himself in a dire need of money. He had a rough idea about the kind of film Star Wars was going to be – “a…