The Philosophy behind Shoojit Sircar’s October

The idea of romance in Bollywood is unabashedly centered around a more materialistic meaning of the word ‘Love’. If I love something, I must pursue it and obtain it by any means necessary. More often than not, this base instinct becomes the ultimate motivation for a protagonist to fight against evil not for the righteous…

The Shape of Water | Movie Review

In order to understand The Shape of Water, it’s imperative that you understand the mind that shaped it. Guillermo Del Toro was born into an orthodox Catholic household in the colorful Mexican city of Guadalajara in 1964. From a very early age, he would play around with his father’s Super 8 camera and make imaginative…

‘Jingoism’ Zinda Hai

If you have watched Tiger Zinda Hai, or are planning to watch, I suggest you go through the following spoof by India’s premiere web content producers “The Viral Fever”. The video exaggerates and takes a lighter look at every element which forms the crux of any Bhai movie. From Bhai’s entry scene, to over the…

Allied | Movie Review

There are few directors in the Cinema Fraternity today who enjoy an illustrious career such as Robert Zemeckis does. With classics like the Back to the Future Trilogy, Forrest Gump, Castaway, The Polar Express and The Christmas Carol to name a few, Zemeckis’s prolific productions span the full range of film genres. Zemeckis’s long association…

La La Land | Movie Review | Oscar Predictions

If you type in the word ‘Surrealism’ in Google, the page would throw out the following definition: “..a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images..” Surrealism in cinema is unlike this unidimensional perspective that is often…

Befikre | Movie Review

Here is the thing, if you have Paris as a backdrop, yet you cannot make us feel the chemistry between the leads, then that’s a failure of epic proportions. Last week we reviewed Kahaani 2 and dedicated an entire paragraph to the charm and mystical lanes of Kolkata. This week’s movie takes us to Paris…