What else am I bingeing on | Netflix, MX Player, Hoichoi, Voot

Secret Obsession : (Streaming on Netflix) The movie’s fate and eventual likeability hinges on the climatic reveal. For obvious reasons we will abstain from divulging any details, but let me tell you this, the title is a giveaway. Secret Obsession has nothing noteworthy in terms of plot buildout. It takes a beaten to death route…

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…

“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…

‘The Perfection’ rewrites the book on plot twists | Netflix | Review

Psychological thrillers are few and far between, and then most of them tend to become either too abstruse to absorb or they suffer from a laggardly plot that doesn’t hold up the performances that come with it. Richard Shepard’s Netflix original feature The Perfection, however, is not one of them. Even with the plethora of content that…

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…

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…

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….

The legend of La Llorona and why it’s worth a watch | Review

Motherhood is a beautiful thing, and yet, painful when exposed to the persecution of life. One of my favourite horror films in recent time on this very theme is Andrés Muschietti’s Mama where two toddlers survive a car-crash and are taken care of by the spirit of a mother who had lost her children many…

Romeo Akbar Walter | Movie Review

Espionage as a subject has attracted a lot of interest from Bollywood recently. From D-Day to Baby to Ek Tha Tiger and the recent blockbuster Raazi, makers have stumbled upon a formula of interlacing patriotism with rampaging action sequences backed by a pulsating score. As a kid, the first such ‘Spy’ movie I remember was…