TOILET : EK PREM KATHA (2017)

If there is one Khan doing different stuff apart from Aamir Khan then that is Akshay Kumar. Be-loved-ly referred to as the fourth Khan of Bollywood, Akshay once again proves to be bigger than a film that he is starring in and almost single-handedly drives that film to a height higher than what the director…

SACHIN: A BILLION DREAMS (2017)

Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a docudrama-biographical film directed by James Erskine. The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and spans a period from his childhood to him lifting the world cup in 2011. I have been an ardent cricket fan till 2009 to say the very least. Post that,…

THE STONEMAN MURDERS (2009)

The Stoneman Murders was an infamous set of killings of road dwellers that happened in Mumbai in 1983 and then again in Kolkata in 1987. While the mystery so as to who might have done the killings still remains a mystery, there have been many takes on the matter by various experts. The Stoneman Murders,…

INDU SARKAR (2017)

Madhur Bhandarkar was known for his hard hitting cinema. He was never afraid of either going that extra mile or leave a bad taste in the mouth of his viewers with endings to his films that couldn’t be called exactly pleasing. With films like Chandni Bar, Page 3, Corporate and Traffic Signal, he created a…

RAAG DESH (2017)

Raag Desh is directed by one of my favorite Indian directors, Tigmanshu Dhulia and chronicles the story of three officers of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army who are captured by the British and tried for murder, disloyalty to the British Indian Army and abetment of murder. These trials were carried out in the Red…

A DEATH IN THE GUNJ (2017)

A Death in the Gunj will elude you the first time just like it eluded me. It isn’t the sort of film that grabs your attention instantaneously. The story of a subdued individual gradually being pushed to his death by being ridiculed and insulted is not the kind of material that sells these days. However,…

MUNNA MICHAEL (2017)

Why do they even make films like Munna Michael? Why do they even let Sabbir Khan direct another film after inhuman tortures like Heropanti and Ya! Ya oh sorry, Baaghi. Why do they even let Tiger Shroff appear on screen and mouth dialogs? Why do they even think that making a cardboard heroine run around…

EK RUKA HUA FAISLA (1986)

Ek Ruka Hua Faisla is a film that I had never heard of before. I came to know about it quite by chance when I was researching the films of Basu Chatterjee. Just going by the synopsis of the film, I understood that it was a remake of the acclaimed Hollywood courtroom drama 12 Angry…

ANAARKALI OF AARAH (2017)

I have a Bihari friend who even though younger than me has a knack for sharing titillating Bihari stuff every now and then not only with me but every possible person who gives him an ear. Referred to as “Hawas ka Pujari”, one of this guy’s trump cards to draw people’s interest in his dirty…

JAGGA JASOOS (2017)

Very Recently, I was reading Herge’s “Tintin and Prisoners of the Sun”. The story was a culmination to a previous comics by Herge called “Tintin and the Seven Crystal Balls”. As a kid, I loved this comic and I read it and re-read it for god knows how many times. What I loved about the…

BYOMKESH BAKSHI (1993)

I have watched innumerable movies and television series. Out of those I have loved some, hated some and revered some. But there is one TV series that I believe I must have seen the most number of times. I have seen this series probably more number of times than all the films put together. I…

MOM (2017)

When Arya in Mom asks for her father’s permission to go to a party, I felt restless and deep down somewhere, I wanted her father to refuse. When her stepmom Devaki interferes and adds a few inquisitive statements, she walks away from the table in anger. I was thinking, Come on! You idiot; can’t you…