Revisiting Bombay 70 – The Naezy Story

Amidst the bustling subculture of Indian hip-hop and rap productions that finds its place in Youtube today, there is a 10-minute short film called Bombay 70 that had been showcased in the MAMI film festival in 2014 and had gone on to win the Best Short Film award in the Mumbai Dimensions category. This heartfelt…

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind | Review

Some of my formative childhood memories have been spent watching films like Hook (1991), Jumanji (1995) and Flubber (1997). It was back then that my mind associated Williams with that funny, loving, child-like character who stood out from anyone else I had seen on screen. For some reason, I would see him as one of…

Why we need more political documentaries in India

We have grown up hearing the glorious statement that – “India is the largest democracy.” But what does that even mean? To be honest, I had never really thought about the idea of our nation being the world’s largest democracy, but when I asked myself the aforementioned question, I came up blank. Like a diligent…

Why Netflix’s “The Keepers” makes you rethink the TVF scandal

It was the year 2015 when a nonchalantly publicized movie called “Spotlight” was strongly justifying its name by stealing the spotlight from some of the biggest fan favourites like Birdman and Whiplash from the spectacular race to the Best Picture Oscar. Despite sweeping almost all major categories, Birdman was ultimately defeated by Spotlight in the…

The Zookeeper’s wife | Movie Review | Jessica Chastain

World War II was the greatest travesty towards humanity in the modern world. Taking birth from the broken ramparts of World War I where a group of young rebels preached against the capitalist and bourgeois establishment, the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or better known as Nazi Party transformed into a group which aimed for a high-bred industrialist…

Beauty and the Beast | The story of Gabrielle Villeneueve and Feminism 

The Brothers Grimm are, in many ways, one of the most influential writers in the history of literature. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm made it their life’s purpose to travel throughout Europe in the first half of the 19th century, gathering folklore which was largely unbeknownst to the world. The endearing tales like Hansel and Gretel,…

Films for Change : “Before the Flood”

That historically epic night when the long-awaited Best Actor Oscar was announced, the whole world sat with bated breath as the man of the moment, Leonardo DiCaprio stepped up to the mic for the customary Oscar Speech. Considering his illustrious career, one would think he would have a lot to say, pay his gratitude and respects…