KGF : Chapter 1 | Review

Unlike Bollywood, Hollywood encompasses the entirety of the United States. To be more specific, any feature film produced by the houses registered under Cinema of United States falls under the ambit of Hollywood. The story of Indian Cinema is far more diverse. Of approx. 2000 films every year, Bollywood makes about 1000 which is just…

Why Baahubali is bad for the Indian Film Industry

Believe it or not, I am probably among the 2% of the audience who did not like Baahubali  : The Beginning and I have been quite vocal about it with my friends and colleagues. Every single time, I have been met with baffled stares and shock as if god himself had offered me immortality and…

The “Freaky Ali” Review

I belong to the increasing legion of fans who wait for a Nawazuddin Siddiqui movie with great anticipation. He is one performer, who, over the last few years has brought about a refreshing change in focus from gimmick-heavy, muscle-flexing form of acting to a more refined and honest show of acting prowess which is almost…

The “Island City” Review

I love anthologies ! The sheer excitement of what the next story would have for you, the anticipation of an equated catharsis, the playfulness of the changing moods and dimensions make anthologies even more challenging for a film-maker than a conventional story. Although it may still seem like a novel concept to most of us,…

The “Happy Bhag Jayegi” Review

The legend is true! Jimmy Shergil can never get the girl in his movies. Be it Tanu weds Manu, Mere Yaar ki Shaadi Hain (where he loses the lady to Uday Chopra! …Yes we rechecked), Dil Hain Tumhaara, this guy with the most baronial of looks doesn’t get his love interest. So when the trailer…