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…