Student of the Year 2 vs Kota Factory

A black and white palette, the timorous voices of teenagers trying to adjust to the rigours of the coaching centre and a brewing friendship between three confused souls trying to make it into few of the most prestigious colleges in the world, the Indian Institute of Technology, makes up the brilliant new series from the…

The Long Night | GOT Season 8 Episode 3 Roundup

First things first, let us all take a moment to convey our gratitude to Melisandre, the Dragons and the moon for the only source of light during the 82 minutes long episode! This was an episode which had been hyped up for quite some time now. Not only a lot of characters were to be…

Spoiler Alert! | The History and usage of the words

In a few hours from now, humanity will be divided into two distinct groups, one who watched the first episode of Season 8 of Game of Thrones and the other who did not. Spoilers will be shared facetiously and office gossips will give away to theories. Which brings us to one of the most used…

Joker | Is it the best trailer ever?

The Joker movie trailer dropped a few days ago and the fanaticism of fan boys and the internet residents in general has reached epic proportions. Every passing day we are reading/ watching new content which is dissecting the trailer, referencing previous material on the legendary antagonist with everyone agreeing in unison that this version may…

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…

Screengobblr Interviews | Ananth Mahadevan & Shweta Rohira

“Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to..” – Willem Defoe This very challenge which Willem Defoe talks about has kept Mr Ananth Mahadevan driven for the last three decades and he is not slowing down any time soon. As I sat down in…

Four More Shots Please |It stutters but makes it up with verve

So, Sex and the City and Veere Di Wedding had a love child? Before you reject my hypothesis as spurious, hear me out. Four females with broken hearts, internal turmoil and fantasy filled ‘sex’capades become each other’s strengths and a lucky suburban Bar’s premium customers. Going by the number of shots they wash down their…

Dhappa | Marathi | Pre-Release review

Towards the end of the movie ‘Dhappa’, a Tv presenter quips that if any adult plans to watch the climatic kids play, they are advised to be accompanied by someone below 18-year old. The wisecrack works well to establish the overall essence of the movie, which is an avant-garde of sorts. I will not segment…

Bumblebee | Unchained Melody, 80s vibe and a resurrected Franchise

If you are introducing your 18 year old cousin to the Transformers universe, you should start with the Bumblebee and probably show snippets of Optimus Prime fighting valiantly as Earth’s defender. The issue plaguing the Transformers movies have snowballed due to 2 main reasons. Michael Bay and his obsession with CGI antics and the faltering,…

Black Mirror : Bandersnatch | A week after the world united to save Stefan

(Spoilers included) Few days back the official Twitter handle of Netflix created quite a flutter by sharing that nearly 45 million accounts have watched the latest original “Bird Box”. What seemed like a subtle chest thumping, turned into a squabble among naysayers who discussed the relevance of such a data where the completion percentage is…