Laakhon Mein Ek Season 2 is even better than the first | Review

After riding a wave of success in the comedy circuit through his raw, quirky, anecdotal sets, Biswa Kalyan Rath is now set to crack the limited series landscape. His very first venture as a writer, Laakhon Mein Ek, told a compelling story about the rite of passage for every engineering aspirant as they get embroiled…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continues its comedic brilliance in Season Two

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s whirlwind comedy-drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiered in March 2017 and set our hearts on fire. With its riveting late-1950s sets, eye-popping colours, and at the centre of it, our vivacious protagonist Midge Maisel who had embarked on a journey of self-discovery through stand-up comedy of all things, Palladino’s production had it all….

“Rotten” Ratings | Why Rotten Tomato scores are not reliable

The worldwide TV and Video revenue is a whopping $300 billion and is rising steadily year on year, thanks to the enormous investments that big production houses like Warner bros., Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, etc., put into their promotions. In the good old days, movies were driven by the star-power of the actors and directors who…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | Series Review

We live in a world where every single aspect of society has been impinged upon by a patriarchal viewpoint that finds it beneficial to applaud masculine values and demean women. Despite being intelligent, resilient, intuitive and strong, a woman is not allowed to let her voice heard as easily and as agreeably as a man….

Does SIZE really matter? | Sidharth Iyer

OK, before you start thinking you stumbled upon a sexpert’s weekly column mistakenly – Don’t worry we are still discussing movies here! There have been many ‘media gurus’ and ‘trade pundits’ who have attempted to answer the question – ‘Is it truly feasible to make feature length films for exclusive streaming platforms alone?’ While many…

The story that needed to be told | Laakhon Mein Ek | Created by Biswa Kalyan Rath

It was in June 2014, when two seemingly goofy guys rose from anonymity to social media stardom. Their formula – a fresh, unabashed take on the mind-numbingly silly tropes used in mainstream Bollywood. Aptly titled Pretentious Movie Reviews, the show broke the traditional reviewing style by bringing out hilarious observations that were exaggerated through sketches…

Why American Gods is unlike anything you’ve ever seen

As a child I was unfathomably addicted to stories by Jules Verne, the early 19th century science fiction writer whose vision was unparalleled relative to the time-period he had lived in. In a time when mankind was still experimenting with rudimentary versions of the automobile by attaching heavy combustion engines to horse carriages, Verne’s works…