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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, September 22, 2018
NANDITA DAS’S beautifully shot and mounted biopic on Manto is more about the idea of a writer as iconoclast that the man himself; there is a certain banality about the story of the artiste who drank himself to death, suffered because the society around him was “unbearable,” he didn’t get his due while he was alive.... More
Saturday, September 22, 2018
SHREE Narayan Singh is trying to combine social issues in small town India, with a mainstream style with stars, songs and all.... More
Saturday, September 15, 2018
When a filmmaker from the West turns his eye on India, he wants to show what his audience wants to see—the ugly India.... More
Saturday, September 15, 2018
The female protagonist of Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Manmarziyaan’, named Rumi, and played by the wonderful Taapsee Pannu, has married a man her family chose for her, when her lover let her down.... More
Saturday, September 08, 2018
The love story of Laila Majnu, has fascinated filmmakers, so much that there have been several version of it over the years.... More
Saturday, September 08, 2018
If a list of the handful of war films made in India is drawn up, Border will undoubtedly find itself somewhere at the top.... More
Saturday, September 08, 2018
A top shot at the end of the Dipesh Jain’s Gali Guleiyan, shows the narrow bylanes of old Delhi like the kind of maze used by scientists to study the behaviour of rats.... More
Saturday, September 01, 2018
Film buffs would have seen, and probably remember, the 1973 film starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, based on the book 'Papillon', by Henri Charrière, who recounted his own extraordinary story of courage and irrepressible spirit.... More
Saturday, September 01, 2018
There is the disclaimer at the beginning of 'Stree', that states that the film does not encourage superstition and so on.... More
Saturday, August 25, 2018
By the look of it, Mudassar Aziz seems to have hit upon a franchise idea with 'Happy#2', the sequel to 'Happy Bhag Jayegi' – a sleeper hit of 2016.... More
Saturday, August 25, 2018
No industry kid should have to bear the weight of the family's overbearing expectations, the way Utkarsh Sharma has to do in 'Genius', directed by his father Anil Sharma.... More
Saturday, August 18, 2018
A corrupt cop has two front teeth made of gold, and aspires to convert all thirty-two. He says this as he thrashes an innocent Muslim man, as his mother prays outside the police station.... More
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Patriotism is the flavour of the season and Akshay Kumar the new Mr Bharat, who is now doing films that evoke national pride in innovative ways.... More
Saturday, August 11, 2018
'Vishwaroop' was a mostly well-made espionage thriller, which left scope for a sequel; sadly, 'Vishwaroop 2' looks like it was done just to capitalise on the success of the first, and it would have been better if the computer had deleted the script, such as it is.... More
Saturday, August 11, 2018
'Goodbye Christopher Robin', released last year, was a beautifully made story about 'Winnie The Pooh' creator A.A. Milne and his strained relationship with his son Christopher Robin, for whom he wrote those stories about stuffed animals.... More
Saturday, August 04, 2018
The pop group ABBA had enough fans worldwide to make ‘Mamma Mia!’ a huge hit ten years ago.... More
Saturday, August 04, 2018
It is heartening to see a mainstream film take up an issue right out of the headlines. Seen as a straightforward drama about one family’s trauma, Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Mulk’ is mostly engaging.... More
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Karwaan is a lightweight road movie, meant to be life-altering for the characters, and amusing for the audience, but it’s neither too funny nor profound enough.... More
Saturday, July 28, 2018
The 'Mission:Impossible' franchise is one of those that gets better with each film. At the end of every movie you wonder, how will they make a chase more exciting, a cliffhanger more nerve-wracking, Tom Cruise more agile…and they accomplish it.... More
Saturday, July 28, 2018
This is one series that should have stopped at the first – and best – film. With a Part 3 of 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster', director and co-writer Tigmanshu Dhulia overestimates the interest of the audience in a bunch of erstwhile royals, willing to plunge to any depths to hold on to their wealth and power.... More
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