AKSAR 2 (2017)

I watched Aksar 2 because literally, I had nothing else to do. Being in a town that isn’t exactly bubbling with social activities and not wanting to stay inside a hotel room for another second, I decided to re-visit a theater that I had fond memories of as a kid. The Oriental Cinema of Silchar…

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…

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…

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…

KAHAANI 2: DURGA RANI SINGH (2016)

Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh is directed by Sujoy Ghosh. He is the man who brought us the almost flawless predecessor to this film and has more recently directed a short film by the name of Ahalya that I really appreciated. Ghosh has been on a role over the years, writing, producing and directing films…

RAAZ: THE MYSTERY CONTINUES (2009)

Raaz: The Mystery Continues is the follow up to Raaz and stars Kangana Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, and Adhyan Suman. It’s not a sequel or a prequel to the first film and the only common thread between the two is the fact that the story involves a secret buried deep in the past. The “Raaz” of…

RAAZ (2002)

Raaz released in 2002 and it was a sleeper hit. Horror films haven’t worked as well as some of their western counterparts and the reason for that is simple. The Indians have a cheesy way of making films which don’t actually work in terms of horror films. Raaz, however, was an exception. It was cheesy…

AKIRA (2016)

Akira is A.R Murugadoss’ latest offering and stars Sonakshi Sinha as the titular character. The film happens to be a remake of a Tamil film which I haven’t seen and would not be able to comment on. Akira was marketed as a kickass action film which has Sonakshi throwing more punches than Bruce Willis did…

RUSTOM (2016)

I would like to start this review with a mention of Rustom’s intriguing trailer. The trailer really quipped my interest for the film. I knew for a fact that the movie was a murder mystery more than anything else. The fact that Neeraj Pandey, the man who brought us films like A Wednesday, Baby and…

PHOBIA (2016)

Phobia is a minimalistic and yet fresh attempt at mixing two genres together. While it starts off as a psychological thriller, it soon moves into the horror genre with scenes and moments that sent shivers down my spine. I was absolutely petrified at atleast three junctures. The film is extremely investing thanks to the great…