THE ARMSTRONG LIE (2013)

Armstrong Lie is a documentary about how Lance Armstrong made a comeback from testicular cancer and then against all odds made his way to seven Tour De France Titles. It’s a film about how he used the most sophisticated doping options and one of the most technically advanced conditioning medical men to help him go…

WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER(2014)

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was a murdering thug. A man who was a known criminal. There were evidence of his crimes everywhere and yet somehow he was never caught. The FBI which should have put him behind the bars years ago just never did so. He continued to run amuck and he did so at his…

CITIZENFOUR(2014)

In 2011, I and my friends were bowled over by a television series called “Person of Interest”. It showed how a computer genius created an AI system which used the cameras and audio receptors of almost every device in the city to be able to predict murders and crimes and pop up the social security…

THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ(2014)

Aaron Swartz was a prodigal kid who grew up building and contributing to the development of one of the most sort after tools of the World Wide Web. We know it today as RSS. He was a cofounder of Reddit and was also a prolific speaker and blogger who would go to any lengths to…

INDIA’S DAUGHTER: THE STORY OF JYOTI SINGH(2015)

As I sat watching India’s Daughter: The Story Of Jyoti Singh not at a theater but on YouTube I couldn’t help but feel a constant sting of having to watch 4 if not 5 rapist and knowing that they had done the unspeakable and yet having the audacity to speak about it in a way…

THE WORLD BEFORE HER(2012)

The World Before Her follows the journey of two girls as they make their way through a crucial period in their respected lives. While Ruhi Singh is a finalist in the Miss India contest, Prachi Trivedi is a diehard Hindu Activist in the revered Durga Vahini. The two girls stand as the two different faces…

GENERATION IRON(2013)

Through Generation Iron, Vlad Yudin explores the life and times of some of the most revered stars of the world body building as they set about to take part in the Mr. Olympia Body Building contest. The documentary chronicles their journey from the day they set about their task right up till the day they…

INDIE GAME THE MOVIE(2012)

I stumbled upon Indie Game: The Movie while researching about another documentary entitled Side By Side which was gifted to me by a friend. I heard real good things about this documentary and for the most part what everybody had to say was that it was primarily entertaining. “Entertaining documentary” now that’s what really grabbed…

SONGS OF MASHANGVA

“IF WE SAY BITCH…ASSHOLE…PEOPLE GET OFFENDED, BUT IF WE ONE SAYS THOSE WORDS IN TUNE…PEOPLE DON’T GET OFFENDED AS THEY TAKE IT AS A SONG. SO THIS MEDIUM INSPIRES ME -REWBEN MASHANGVA” For all those who might not know of  Rewben Mashangva, he  is a Tangkhul Naga musician who hales from the Choithar village of…

SUPERMEN OF MALEGAON(2012)

Supermen of Malegaon is a refreshing take at how the movie bug has crawled its way into the most unexpected and unassuming of the Indian lives and how it continues to influence and affect both the existence as well as the well being of different sections of the society. It is a wonderful example of…

TARGETING BIN LADEN

There have been many documentaries this year which has grabbed my attention but none has been able to affect me the way Targeting Bin Laden did. To start with, it relates a story which would be of importance to anyone and everyone. Osama Bin Laden when alive was menace to the whole world and especially…

WALTZ WITH BASHIR

Waltz with Bashir is one of the most innovative and thought provoking ideas to have made forray into the world of motion picture. It is probably the first of its kind and when I say it is an animated documentary I believe many will agree with me. To understand Waltz With Bashir and to enjoy…