SCAM 1992: THE HARSHAD MEHTA STORY (2020)

Release Date: 09/10/2020 Cast: Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Nikhil Dwivedi, Satish Kaushik, Rajat Kapoor Director: Hansal Mehta & Jai Mehta Hansal Mehta relates Harshad Mehta’s story with panache and aplomb It is easy to call Harshad Mehta a thief and a scamster but the kind of complexities that he bifurcated in order to mould and…

BAD BOY BILLIONAIRES: INDIA (2020)

Release Date: 02/09/2020 Cast: Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Subrata Roy, and a host of other characters associated with these individuals Director: Dylan Mohan Gray, Johanna Hamilton, Nick Read The series brings nothing new to the fore but it does shake us with some apologetic interviews that are absolutely shocking Bad Boy Billionaires: India is a…

SHAKUNTALA DEVI (2020)

Release Date: 31/07/2020 Cast: Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh, Jisshu Sengupta Director: Anu Menon A decent enough film bolstered by Vidya Balan’s spirited performance Shakuntala’s (Vidya Balan) astonishing mathematical abilities are discovered by a relative who doesn’t waste a single moment to express the same on her family. Her father, who is without a…

THE LEGEND OF BHAGAT SINGH (2002)

Release Date: 07/06/2002 Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sushant Singh, Raj Babbar, Akhilendra Mishra, D Santosh Director: Raj Kumar Santoshi Writer: Raj Kumar Santoshi, Piyush Mishra, and Anjum Rajabali I will climb the gallows gladly and show to the world as to how bravely the revolutionaries can sacrifice themselves for the cause —Bhagat Singh The Legend of…

BANDIT QUEEN (1994)

Release Date: 30/06/1995 Cast: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajesh Vivek, Govind Namdeo Director: Shekhar Kapur Writer: Mala Sen A sweeping and emotionally charged epic that boasts of stellar performances and emotionally charged drama Phoolan Devi endured despicable abuse, torture, and racial discrimination throughout her life that eventually shaped her into a ruthless and…

TANHAJI : THE UNSUNG WARRIOR (2019) – 3D

Release Date: 10/01/2020 Directed By: Om Raut Cast: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Shard Kelkar, Kajol, Neha Sharma Tanhaji Malusare (Ajay Devgn) was one of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s most trusted aides. He had undertaken many daring ambushes with unprecedented results for the king. He was not only loved by Shivaji but also enjoyed the affection…

GUMNAAMI (2019)

Release Date: 02/10/2019 Cast: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Anirban Bhattacharya, Tanusree Chakraborty, Biplab Dasgupta, Shyamal Chakraborty Director: Srijit Mukherji Anuj Dhar made it his life’s work to uncover the secrets surrounding the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his life after the alleged plane crash. He believed that Netaji didn’t die in that fateful plane crash…

SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY (2019)

Release Date: 02/10/2019 Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dr. Chiranjeevi, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Ravi Kishan Director: Surender Reddy Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy (Dr. Chiranjeevi) was at the heart of a peasant rebellion in 1846. 5000 peasants rose up against the British East India Company in the Kurnool district of Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh….

SUPER 30 (2019)

Release Date: 12/07/2019 Cast: Hritik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Virendra Saxena, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Shrivastava Director: Vikas Bahl Anand Kumar and his family along with an IPS officer Abhayanand conceptualized and started a program called Super 30 in which they would hold an entrance test for the underprivileged and mostly backward class students with potential. They…

BHARAT (2019)

  Release Date: 5/6/2019 Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff, Sonali Kulkarni, Tabu Director: Ali Abbas Zafar The only time that I liked Bharat was during the portion where Kumud (Katrina Kaif) working as a National Creative Director of Zee TV conjures up a television program that finds a footing on both…

THACKERAY (2019)

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amrita Rao, Rajesh Khera. Director: Abhijit Panse Release Date: 25/1/2019 Bal Keshav Thackeray (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a jilted cartoonist working for a press where there are only two Marathis. He gets fired for being a firebrand cartoonist who is not afraid to make a caricature of people who are in power. Once…

CRICKET FEVER MUMBAI INDIANS (2019)

Original Air Date: 1/3/2019 Cast: The Mumbai Indians Team and others Series Producers: Simon Barker, Krishnendu Bose and Others I was a humongous cricket fan growing up. I still have my collection of Sportstar magazines from times when there was no internet and online articles. I remember going through the articles about the Cricket World…