CHANDRAMUKHI (2005)

If you watch television, you couldn’t have missed Chandramukhi. It is considered to be one of the biggest hits of Rajnikanth and also the one that re-established him as the super star that he is now. I watched Chandramukhi quite a few times before but never liked it enough to write a review about it….

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…

SACHIN: A BILLION DREAMS (2017)

Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a docudrama-biographical film directed by James Erskine. The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and spans a period from his childhood to him lifting the world cup in 2011. I have been an ardent cricket fan till 2009 to say the very least. Post that,…

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,…

IT (1990) – Mini Series

Stephen King has mesmerized generations of bibliophiles with his intricate mysteries and when we speak of the horror genre, one of his creations that is mentioned the most is “IT”. The story about a marauding evil spirit that takes up the shape of a clown and hunts kids has an ominous ring to it. I…

MUNNA MICHAEL (2017)

Why do they even make films like Munna Michael? Why do they even let Sabbir Khan direct another film after inhuman tortures like Heropanti and Ya! Ya oh sorry, Baaghi. Why do they even let Tiger Shroff appear on screen and mouth dialogs? Why do they even think that making a cardboard heroine run around…

DUNKIRK (2017)

I didn’t love Dunkirk because it’s a Christopher Nolan film and so I must love it. I loved it because it’s an exceptional piece of film making. It’s in many ways not a war film as it is totally devoid of many key ingredients of a war film. It is more of a claustrophobic and…

WALKING TALL (2004)

Walking Tall is one of my childhood favorites. I watched it innumerable times since my childhood and everytime it gave me the same kind of rush that it gave me when I watched it for the first time. This is one simplistic film with a plot that though is linear and has very little in…