SACRED GAMES (2018)

Air Date: 06/07/2018 Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Neeraj Kabi, Radhika Apte, Girish Kulkarni, Elnaaz Norouzi, Kubra Sait Director: Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane Written By: Vikram Chandra (Novel), Smita Singh (Screenplay), Vasant Nath (Screenplay), Varun Grover (Screenplay) Sacred Games is based on the 933 pages long thriller of the same name by Vikram…

RACE 3 (2018) 3D

Release Date : 15/06/2018 Director: Remo D’Souza Cast: Salman Khan, Anil S Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, Bobby Deol, Freddy Daruwala. Race 3 is exactly what its trailers made us believe it to be. It is a film with no merit that tries to score on Salman Khan’s star power alone. It’s a…

IS RAAT KI SUBAH NAHIN (1996)

Release date : 7 June 1996 Directed by : Sudhir Mishra Written by : Nikhil Advani, Sudhir Mishra, Shivkumar Subramaniam Story by : Sudhanshu Mishra Cast : Nirmal Pandey, Smriti Mishra, Tara Deshpande, Ashish Vidyarthi Music by : M. M. Kreem Cinematography : Sukumar Jatania Edited by : Renu Saluja I was reading up on…

BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO (2018)

Release Date: 1/6/2018 Cast: Priyanshu Painyuli, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Ashish Verma, Nishikant Kamat, Pabitra Rabha Director: Vikramaditya Motwane Alfred Hitchcock once said that the greatest pleasure and success of a thrill lies in its “release”. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero falters on this one count. For everything else, it is one of the most gripping, original and heartwarming…

PARINDA (1989)

Release Date : 3/11/1989 Cast : Nana Patekar, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher Written and Directed by : VIdhu Vinod Chopra Cinematography : Binod Pradhan Editing : Renu Saluja Music : R.D Burman Parinda for a very long time was considered the greatest gangster film made in India. That was until a…

DROHKAAL (1994)

Release Date : 31/08/1994 Cast: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Ashish Vidyarthi, Amrish Puri, Mita Vasisth, Annu Kapoor. Director : Govind Nihalani Written By: Govind P. Deshpande (additional dialogue), Govind Nihalani  (additional dialogue, story and script),  Anjum Rajabali (associate script),  Atul Tiwari (dialogue). Drohkaal is easily one of my favorite cop dramas and one of the…

DEEWAAR (1975)

Release Date: 24/01/1975 Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh, Iftikhar and Madan Puri Director: Yash Chopra Screenplay: Salim-Javed Deewaar released in the same year as the juggernaut Sholay but it was still able to carve a niche for itself in the map of Indian Cinema. Not only did it carry forward the angry-young-man persona…

OMERTA (2018)

Ever since the sparkling Shahid, a Hansal Mehta film has always been a “look forward to” event for me every year. Mehta has not disappointed me until last year’s Simran, which to me was a strictly average outing for someone who has made films like Shahid, Citylights, and Aligarh. Omerta is his latest offering staring…

ZANJEER (1973)

Zanjeer kick-started the angry-young-man phenomenon that till this date finds a voice in many of the Bollywood films. It made a superstar out of Amitabh Bachchan and firmly established the writer duo of Salim-Javed and announced their arrival in the big league. As I was watching this film for the purposes of this review, I…

DON (1978)

Finally, I watched Don, the original. I watched its Southern remakes starring Ajit Kumar with glee. I was amused by its Bollywood re-incarnation directed by Farhan Akhtar and I loved it’s follow up even more. However, somehow I never caught its original in its entirety even though it can often be seen airing on the…

HATHYAR (1989)

Hathyar is a typical JP Dutta film but unlike its predecessors, it unfolds in a town and is a gangster film at heart. It has every element that is synonymous with a J P Dutta film like rivalry, angst, injustice, betrayal and above all two protagonists whose lives come full circle through the runtime of…

DACAIT (1987)

Dacait is a thrilling journey through the life of a simpleton, Arjun (Sunny Deol) who comes back to his village after completing his education and gets entangled in a feud with the local landlords that result in the annihilation of his whole family. Tortured, insulted and beaten up to a pulp, Arjun runs to the…