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Film Review
Deepa Gehlot
Your regular dose of even-handed criticism of movies that actually help you decide whether to go or just skip the show. This column combines both film reviewing as well as reporting, opening up the world of Bollywood that everyone finds so fascinating.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
The times are such that chest-thumping patriotism is gaining in popularity. It’s commendable that Abhishek Sharma picked a subject from the past, which most of today’s generation would be unaware of, the nuclear tests in Pokhran in 1998, that made India a power to reckon with.... More
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Harrison Ford has been immortalised as Han Solo in Star Wars. There have been enough sequels and prequels to the original sci-fi epic, so was another throwback origins story really needed?... More
Saturday, May 19, 2018
If Harsh Chhaya wanted to take an idea from the award-winning Marathi film ‘Ventilator’, he should have simply remade it, instead of turning into a broad, mostly witless, insensitive farce.... More
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Taking the partner for granted is a common enough condition that plagues many a marriage, perhaps more so an arranged match, where the gender roles are drawn by tradition; the man goes out to work, the woman looks after the family.... More
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Saumya Joshi’s Gujarati play on which Umesh Shukla’s film 102 Not Out is based, was funny and had the novelty of a 102-year-old character, who wants to break the world record for longevity.... More
Saturday, April 28, 2018
It was an audacious idea, blending Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s most famous work, Devdas with Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet and setting the film in the political cesspool of Uttar Pradesh.... More
Saturday, April 28, 2018
This the big, bloated Avengers-meet-Guardians Of The Galaxy crossover movie, does not even end in one part (the second comes out next year), to pick the pockets of Marvel Fans.... More
Saturday, April 21, 2018
There is a mismatch between expectation and delivery with Majid Majidi’s 'Beyond The Clouds'.... More
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Jeff Wadlow’s 'Truth Or Dare' is the kind of generic horror film in which young people get into all kinds of trouble because of a silly game.... More
Saturday, April 14, 2018
October may be a test of Varun Dhawan’s stardom, because he has eschewed vanity and toned down his earlier exuberance to mature stillness.... More
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Karthik Subbaraj’s Mercury claims to be the “first silent thriller in Indian cinema” , presumably disqualifying Pushpak because it was more comedy than thriller.... More
Saturday, April 07, 2018
The premise is fascinating – in a post-apocalypse world, on a deceptively calm homestead, a family lives in complete silence, because there are monsters around that hunt by sound.... More
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Irrfan Khan can even make deadpan look expressive, and he’s the main reason to endure 'Blackmail', populated by a bunch of thoroughly despicable people.... More
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Sean Baker built his reputation as an adventurous indie film-maker when he shot his film 'Tangerine' about two transgender hookers on a mobile phone.... More
Saturday, March 31, 2018
When a film's hero sneers at his tormentors and says, “What's torture for you is warm up for me,” you know he doesn't intend to impress with his acting but with the kind of muscle that comes from spending half-a-day working out.... More
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Siddharth P Malhotra’s 'Hichki' gives Rani Mukerji a dream role in the adaptation of 'Front Of The Class', (based on Brad Cohen’s book about his struggles with Tourette’s Syndrome), and then stuffs it with every Bollywood cliché.... More
Saturday, March 24, 2018
The villain causing world-destroying havoc in Pacific Rim: Uprising, quips, "We're going with giant robots again?" Real original! I am not impressed!"... More
Saturday, March 17, 2018
When asked to sign a report of an income tax raid, a witness comments that there is no use uncovering black money, if under the guise of welfare schemes, it is looted again by the very people it is confiscated from.... More
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nash Edgerton’s action-comedy, set mostly in Mexico, is a frantic caper, reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s old films and Elmore Leonard’s novels, teeming with low lifes.... More
Saturday, March 10, 2018
If there is a Hate Story 4, there must have been three before it, but it would require a lot of effort to recall any of them, they are that watch-and-forget.... More
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