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…

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,…

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…

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…

TUBELIGHT (2017)

There has been a lot said and done about this film. While it has to be admitted that Tubelight turned out to be a lot lesser films both in terms of business and sheer quality than what was expected, one has to agree that it does deserve a word or two for why it turned…

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…