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…

Captain Marvel used to be Shazam and our mind is blown !

So little is known about Captain Marvel in contemporary pop-culture that when her sign first flashed on Nick Fury’s retrofitted pager while he turned to ash in Avengers: Infinity War, movie-goers were left wondering what his last trump card was. It was, of course, the ardent comic-book nerds who came to the rescue and recognized…

Gully Boy | Review

No mincing words, no flinching courage, With heads held high comes the convoy, The commotion starts, emotions rise, Look to your right, Enter Gully Boy!! Well, the movie has got me pumped and my sleepy poet awake. Joyce Meyer put it aptly when he said, “ Words are containers for power. You choose what kind…

Manikarnika : The Queen of Jhansi | Review

There is something really alluring about powerful female characters. From being mere aberrations to helming entire projects on their shoulders, strong female protagonists have come a long way in trailing a blaze in the hitherto male-worshiping Bollywood. Indian history itself has not been kind to female bravehearts who have been reduced to the end pages…

A Private War | Review

It takes a special kind of conviction to become a War Correspondent. As per the data gathered by the Committee to Protect Journalists, no less than 74 journalists lost their lives in 2012 alone, while on the field reporting back to their respective media agencies. Imagine watching the abject devastation on a town somewhere in…

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs | Review

Westerns have always held a hallowed space in the annals of Hollywood. The wild, lawless past depicted in these films mirrored a time of immense change for America as a nation for this was a time when railroads were being built to join towns as an industrial revolution swept through its veins. While the burgeoning…