BANK CHOR (2017)

Bank Chor is a confusing film. While the trailers will make you believe it to be a comedy, the film for a very large part remains a heist film with a twist in the tale. I went into it expecting comedy and after the initial 15-20 minutes of it, realized that I was not going…

RAABTA (2017)

Holysh#t! The art of film making must be rolling in its grave and whimpering with a similar feeling to what I experienced watching Raabta. I am a lover of cinema. I have done some really crazy stuff to watch films. I ran into tussles with my bosses at work for catching a Friday screening. I…

TRAPPED (2017)

Trapped is an exasperating and mind numbing film for its treatment and performance. I haven’t seen a film in recent times that has been able to build up tension and the suspense throughout its runtime in a manner that this film does. It has just one character if you take away the bits and pieces…

WAJAH TUM HO (2017)

Wajah Tum Ho appeared to me as an interesting guilty pleasure watch when its trailers were out and after watching this film after rather long, I can safely say that I was right. What we have here is a film that is heavily inspired from the Hollywood flick Untraceable but successfully indianises the content to…

HINDI MEDIUM (2017)

Hindi Medium is a delightful little film that will have you in splits for the duration of its runtime. It’s a film about our own superficiality. It’s a film about our take on a flourishing future and it’s a film about the extents we are ready to stoop down to ensure a blossoming career for…

HALF GIRLFRIEND (2017)

Chetan Bhagat has turned a prolific writer over the years ever since his highly entertaining Five Point someone brought a chunk of the country’s youth back to books even if it was for that one chapter where the nerdy engineer got to deep his beak into a radiant beauty. His writings have time and again…

SHIVA (1990)

When Bollywood makes stark and gritty fares, they make it better than most others. Gangster films in Bollywood has had its share of wear and tear and different interpretations. Be it the over the top presentations of the heroes or the larger than life eccentricities of the villains these films have always found takers among…

DEV (2004)

I have been an ardent Govind Nihalani fan for as long as I care to remember. I was bolstered by his Drohkaal a film that remains one of my favorite Bollywood films of all times and one which I am planning on doing a detailed review very soon. He made several other path breaking films…

NAAM SHABANA (2017)

Naam Shabana is a unique effort for varied reasons. I don’t remember an instance in recent years or for that matter in a wee bit distant past wherein a Bollywood director picked up a character from one of his own films and made an origin story out of that character. To be honest, we have had…

SARKAR RAJ (2008)

Sarkar Raj was a new film. Even though it took a few elements here and there from The Godfather films, it remained a new film at the core with a story that was not only done well but once again very well acted. My only issue with the film was its abrupt ending. There were…

SARKAR (2005)

There are few examples of Hollywood adaptations not gone wrong in Bollywood and when the film in question is “The Godfather” the stakes and the risks are even higher. But somehow, Ram Gopal Varma pulled off the impossible and made a film that was stunning in its indianization of “The Godfather” and laced with terrific performances….

BADRINATH KI DULHANIA (2017)

Badrinath Ki Dulhania turned out to be a surprisingly entertaining watch. At least that was the case for me in the first half, where Varun Dhawan proved once again that he may be a star child but he surely is a talented star child. The fact that the film hits on important social issues only…