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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 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
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Marvel Studios and Disney's three-hour epic, Avengers: Endgame is not just a movie, it is an event.... More
Saturday, April 06, 2019
Does India’s intelligence network have talent scouts in banks? That’s where an amateur actor Rehmat ‘Romeo’ Ali (John Abraham), the timid mamma’s boy with a nerdy hairdo, is recruited by the Reseach & Analysis Wing in Robbie Grewal’s convoluted and not too plausible, spy thriller, Romeo Akbar Walter.... More
Saturday, April 06, 2019
There are two important questions asked by characters in Ashvin Kumar’s No Fathers In Kashmir. An old man whose son has gone missing asks a freedom-seeking militant sympathizer who he wants freedom for, and what will he do when he gets it.... More
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Chuck Russell (The Mask, Eraser, The Scorpion King) has been imported from Hollywood to direct a laughably simplistic and old-fashioned film, that anybody local could have made just as well, or perhaps better.... More
Saturday, March 30, 2019
The murder of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two young sons in 1999, by a group of right wing goons had shaken the conscience of the country, and revealed the tip of Hindu militancy that is rearing its ugly head with increasing regularity now.... More
Saturday, March 23, 2019
When Havildar Ishar Singh—played by Akshay Kumar-- the protagonist of Anurag Singh’s Kesari,is about to go into a battle that will result in the death of his small regiment, he changes from his khaki uniform turban to a saffron one.... More
Saturday, March 23, 2019
The third and final part of the fantasy series, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, directed by Dean Dublois, based on Cressida Cowell’s children's books, about a boy and his dragon buddy has awe-inspiring animation.... More
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Ritesh Batra’s much-acclaimed film The Lunchbox, was about the unlikely connection between a middle-aged man and a lonely young woman.... More
Saturday, March 16, 2019
The problem of a lack of sanitation exists in India, and Toilet : Ek Prem Katha brought it to the notice of mainstream cinema audiences, while documentaries continue to do so.... More
Saturday, March 09, 2019
It is a sign of the times, and probably the result of the success of Wonder Woman, that the new Captain Marvel is a woman, played by Brie Larson.... More
Saturday, March 09, 2019
For Sujoy Ghose, whose biggest hit so far has been Kahaani, the Spanish film The Invisible Guest (Oriol Paulo, 2016), must have been an attractive project to remake.... More
Saturday, March 02, 2019
The film is set in Mathura, not mars, but the characters behave as if they have just discovered live-in relationships!... More
Saturday, March 02, 2019
Abhishek Chaubey, who has mapped the Indian hinterland in his earlier films, goes to the Chambal ravines, that once featured in dozens of films with horse-riding dacoits.... More
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Third in the Dhamaal series, this one too has a bunch of people chasing money, in It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World mode, which is one major thing that’s wrong with Indra Kumar’s Total Dhamaal, the persistent feeling that you have seen this sort of thing so many times.... More
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