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…

FORCE 2 (2016)

Force is a perfect example of Bollywood-action trash that carefully hides itself behind the façade of a film that deals with RAW and international espionage. However it holds on to that façade for just about 5 mins of its runtime. Don’t be fooled by the initial homage paid to the men and women of RAW…

BLACK FRIDAY (2004)

Black Friday is the definitive Anurag Kashyap film of all times. It is in so many ways better than his most acclaimed film “Gangs of Wasseypur”. This was a film which was banned for a long period of time because the authorities felt that if this film released before the Bombay blast verdict was declared,…

KILLING VEERAPPAN (2016)

Killing Veerappan is the latest offering from Ram Gopal Verma. He was my favorite Bollywood director at a point of time but over the years with films like Department, Agyaat, Aag, etc he has fallen from grace. The good thing is that he has been making some good films of late and beginning to strike…

JAI GANGAAJAL (2016)

Jai Gangaajal is finally here. I have been waiting for this film for a while now. Going by its title it is a sequel to Gangaajal but there is no common link between the two films apart from the fact that the story unfolds in the state of Bihar. Having said that, the film still…

GANGAAJAL (2003)

Gangaajal is my favorite Prakash Jha film. I have watched and re-watched Prakash Jha films for a plethora of reasons but Gangaajal, I believe is the film that I have watched the most number of times. What is it about this film that pulls audiences from varied age groups? What is it that makes its…

TALVAR(2015)

Talvar is a film about conflicts. A film which deals as much with the investigation of the infamous murder of Aarushi Talwar and her servant as it is about the chaos which followed when subsequent teams of investigators arrived at different outcomes of what actually happened on that fateful night. While one team deduced that…

AB TAK CHHAPPAN(2004)

Ab Tak Chhappan was released in 2004 when I was in class 10. Directed by Shimit Amin, who was practically unknown to the masses till that time, the film’s USP was Nana Patekar as the encounter specialist and Ram Gopal Varma’s name as the producer which brought people to the theater but as it turned…