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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, July 13, 2019
The key line in Super 30, repeated often, is that the time when only a king’s son could become king has passed, now only the deserving gets to be king.... More
Saturday, July 13, 2019
One cannot speak for millennials, but anyone who grew up in the era when The Beatles rewrote the rules of popular music and dominated the charts with every album, cannot imagine what the world would have been like without those songs.... More
Saturday, July 06, 2019
Anybody who watches every superhero film that comes out must be suffering from a kind of fatigue, but Hollywood keeps churning them out without pausing for breath.... More
Saturday, July 06, 2019
The male lead of Mangesh Hadawale’s Malaal is the bad boy of a Mumbai chawl, which, in a film set in the late nineties, with its heart caught somewhere in the fifties, means that he smokes, drinks, plays cards, erupts into violence, cavorts with bar girls, and has dropped out of college.... More
Saturday, June 22, 2019
So, this chain-smoking doctor with ‘anger management’ issues, sees a girl, as she is walking single-file with other female medical students, eyes down, demure gait.... More
Saturday, June 22, 2019
What’s with this western fascination with Indian fakirs, slums, dhobi ghat, cows? Ken Scott’s The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, stays in India for a very short while, but a lot of clichés creep in.... More
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Chris Renaud’s rambunctious The Secret Life Of Pets was such a hit that it got itself a sequel; in this case one can’t say a Part 2 was needless, because every pet character has a story.... More
Saturday, June 15, 2019
So, as a nod to political correctness, one of the Men in Black is a woman, dressed in the regulation black suit and dark sunglasses.... More
Saturday, June 08, 2019
It is a grandiose idea—linking the fate of a man called Bharat to the story of India. If Ali Abbas Zafar wanted to pull it off, maybe he should have looked at Forrest Gump for inspiration, rather than Korean film Ode To My Father.... More
Saturday, June 08, 2019
Every Marvel superhero franchise keep threatening to end the series, but never really do. After two decades and a dozen films, the X-Men films are losing steam, and really need a breather.... More
Saturday, June 01, 2019
Characters in Zaigham Imam’s Nakkash, say with an air of fear or apology that the “mahaul” has changed.... More
Saturday, June 01, 2019
A film made on a popular music star, with his participation and during his lifetime—that does not happen often.... More
Saturday, May 25, 2019
This intelligence officer finally corners the man he has been tracking; he has been warned that pursuers are on the way to the location, but instead of bundling the terrorist into a car and driving away fast, he and the captured man glower at each other and rattle off some bombastic lines.... More
Saturday, May 25, 2019
There’s a whole generation of moviegoers, who remember Disney’s animated Aladdin (1992), and a generation that has not seen it.... More
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Chad Stahelski orchestrates very stylish mayhem in John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum. The Latin word parabellum meaning ‘prepare for war,’ undoubtedly implies, there are more films to come in this franchise, starring Keanu Reeves, with a terribly unflattering hair cut topping his deadpan face.... More
Saturday, May 18, 2019
De De Pyaar De — maybe marginally less misogynistic than Luv Ranjan’s earlier films-- has been produced by him, and directed by Akiv Ali.... More
Saturday, May 11, 2019
It says nothing for our country’s education system, if students in an elite college in Dehradun, have no other dreams than to win dance and kabaddi competitions.... More
Saturday, May 11, 2019
The character of Chhota Bheem, the ladoo-eating hero of Dholakpur, has a fan following among kids, and it always interesting to see what the Indian animation industry can come up with, that is not linked to mythology.... More
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Blank seems to have been made just to give a break to Karan Kapadia, who is the son of Simple and nephew of Dimple Kapadia (which is why son-in-law Akshay Kumar turns up to do a dance number).... More
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Tessa, the goody-two-shoes heroine of Jenny Gage’s After (based on Anna Todd’s YA novel), could join Bella of the Twilight series and Anastasia of the Fifty Shades series (books and films) as one of the most annoying young female characters in the movies.... More
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Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)You are likely to remain careful and watchful today, foretells Ganesha. And because you'll be invited to parties and other social events, your enthusiasm will remain buoyant. You will also strike the right balance between business and pleasure, says Ganesha.
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