Comicstaan Season 2 | Episode 1-3 | Review

Comicstaan Season 2 returned this Friday with 3 episodes releasing together while the rest of the 5 episodes will release every subsequent Friday. The familiar stand up stars take the judge’s seats with a few returning from Season 1 while some, like Zakir Khan take the mantle of judging for the first time. Amazon Prime…

I want to like the Indian version of ‘The Office’ but it’s hard  | Opinion

While watching the American version of The Office, I have often wondered how Greg Daniels managed to adapt a hit TV show and still create such iconic characters that have become a cult phenomenon. Wasn’t there that ‘whatchamacallit curse’ which created convoluted, lesser versions of great originals when repackaged for a different audience ? Although…

“Game Over” Explained !

2018 gave us a brain mash in Andhadhun, one of the movies of the decade with a convoluted plotline which engendered innumerable fan theories. With “Game Over” we may have stumbled upon the first such brain mash of the year! The movie at its surface is a simple story about a troubled woman who finds…

Game Over | Movie Review |Taapsee Pannu

Fear manifests itself in various forms. Some are palpable due to impending danger and some are visceral and occupy the mind completely. The Shining worked because of the looming psychotic presence of Jack, while in The Babadook, the anticipation of the apparition keeps us hooked. Game Over beautifully juxtaposes both types of fear to deliver…

Bharat | Movie Review | A national disaster of epic proportions

The best thing about Bharat is that it ends! After an excruciating 2 hours and 35 minutes, the exit door bulb lights up and it signifies hope for the wretched movie goer. I remember the scene from Swades when the old woman in the village looks at the bulb which lights up for the very…

Black Mirror Season 5 : Episodes Ranked Worst to Best

Charlie Brooker’s seminal speculative science fiction series Black Mirror brought the exciting romance of the genre back to our TV screen. What sets his writing apart is the impending possibility of the ideas portrayed that are more than likely to happen in our very lifetimes, unlike typical sci-fi dramas where the setting is often a hundred years…

Rocketman | Movie Review

Elton John stands in an attention position as smoke emanates all around him and within a second, he takes off for the firmament!! While you picturise that happening in your mind, let me palliate any doubts by saying that Rocketman is infact a well made biographical movie, albeit with few creative liberties taken here and…

Chernobyl: The horror of Nuclear Radiation and a Failed State | Review

On December 2nd 1942, Enrico Fermi, a Nobel Prize winning American-Italian physicist, announced the world’s first man-made self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in a makeshift Nuclear Reactor called the Chicago Pile – 1 (CP-1). Getting its name from Fermi’s amusing description of it as – “a crude pile of black bricks and wooden timbers”, CP-1 was…

Brightburn | Movie Review

A kindly couple in a rural setting, unable to bear children, take in an alien child hurtled into their lives from space. Sounds familiar? Of course it does. Because we all know what happens next. The child grows up to be a righteous paladin of the world and is christened Superman for his extraordinary strength….