AKSAR 2 (2017)

I watched Aksar 2 because literally, I had nothing else to do. Being in a town that isn’t exactly bubbling with social activities and not wanting to stay inside a hotel room for another second, I decided to re-visit a theater that I had fond memories of as a kid. The Oriental Cinema of Silchar…

TERA INTEZAAR (2017)

I never hate on films neither do I enjoy ridiculing bad films. I watch films to be enthralled by them and even in the bad ones I look for redeeming factors. Sadly, Tera Intezaar is one of those rare films that has not a single redeeming factor about it. It is a terribly written, horribly…

FUKREY RETURNS (2017)

Fukrey Returns is one of those rare films that is very hard to review as it is so polarizing. While I laughed my guts out in many scenes, there were also patches were boredom set in. Add to that a story that has so many angles and subplots that it becomes hard to justify them…

TUMHARI SULU (2017)

There is a scene in Tumhari Sulu towards the end, Where Sulochana’s (Vidya Balan) son gets suspended from his school for making a business out of letting his friends watch titillating videos on his father’s phone for a price. The whole family gathers for a meeting to discuss what might be the cause of this…

BAREILLY KI BARFI (2017)

Bareilly Ki Barfi stands testimony to the fact that when you put average actors in the hands of a good director and in a good film they can do extraordinary things. No! I am not referring to Rajkumar Rao or Ayushmann Khurrana. I am referring to Kriti Sanon, who with this film has become one…

QARIB QARIB SINGLLE (2017)

Qarib Qarib Singlle is directed by Tanuja Chandra (Dushman, Sangharsh, Sur) and stars Irrfan Khan and Parvathy (Take Off, Maryan) as two people who are as different as they can be. While Yogi (Irrfan) is a flamboyant and racy poet who is full of himself and is as humorous as he is unpredictable. Jaya is…

GOLMAAL AGAIN (2017)

I have been a Golmaal fanboy ever since the first film hit the blocks and redefined comedy in a certain way. The second installment, that wasn’t exactly a superhit, also worked for me. The third installment, however, is till date my favorite Golmaal film. Not only was the humor original, quirky and very situational, the…

SECRET SUPERSTAR (2017)

As I sat through Secret Superstar, I couldn’t help but feel a gamut of emotions ranging from comedy, morose, and a fighting spirit but more than anything a feeling of warmth that I believe lies at the core of this film. Secret Superstar is in no way anything that we haven’t seen before. There can…

KYO KII… MAIN JHUTH NAHIN BOLTA (2001)

Govinda is one of my favorite actors to have ever acted in Bollywood films. He was chubby like a teddy bear, he was neither square-jawed nor was he as tall as the Big B. He didn’t have the devilish charm of a Dharmendra or the persona of a Rajesh Khanna. In short, he was exactly…

JUDWAA (1997)

Judwaa 2 is right around the corner and this is the best time to look back at its predecessor, the original Judwaa starring Salman Khan and directed by the master comedy filmmaker, David Dhawan. When this film came out in 1997, Dhawan had already peaked his art with films like Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1…

A GENTLEMAN (2017)

A Gentleman is a very generic and done to death film but what makes it enjoyable are the performances by its leading pair and also the manner in which the story is approached. There is no novelty here in the approach of the director for those who have come up on Hollywood staple as we…

HASEENA PARKAR (2017)

Towards the end of Haseena Parkar, the judge presiding over the 2 hours long case finally tells the prosecuting attorney that whatever she has done for the last 2 hours is debate and not a legal proceeding and therein, the director himself sums up the biggest underlying problem of the film. The manner in which…