Kahaani 2: Balan’s brilliant best

Sujoy Ghosh had wanted to make Kahaani 2 back in 2014 under the name ‘Durga Rani Singh’ and honestly speaking, it would have been a better film then… Vidya Balan and Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani was about a pregnant woman searching for a man who supposedly never was. The characters, their nuances, the way the film was shot in Kolkata, and above all, the suspense was … Continue reading Kahaani 2: Balan’s brilliant best

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Karan Johar’s best

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has it all. Even Alia Bhatt from Student of the Year is there. Free mei  bat raha hai sab kuch, lelo! On a serious note, ADHM took us by storm. Ranbir Kapoor’s  performance as a whole, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s moist-eyed dialogue delivery, Anushka Sharma’a smile and her full of … Continue reading Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Karan Johar’s best

Queen Of Katwe: A Compulsive take on Hope and Despair

Pink, which released earlier this month, came out as a rage because it was termed as a ‘feminist film’. But it actually wasn’t. It sure did throw light upon feminism and why we need it, but it wasn’t a feminist film. Queen of Katwe is a feminist film, where women out grow men in the most subtle way, they lead their lives alone and do … Continue reading Queen Of Katwe: A Compulsive take on Hope and Despair

MS Dhoni: Sushant Singh Rajput delivers a career best performance

Before walking into the theatres to see MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, I just had one thought in mind. “Please don’t pull an Azhar, please don’t  pull and Azhar.” And trust me when I say that it didn’t. This film has a lot more to it than just being about a young man who is passionate about cricket. It’s about family values, about brother-sister relationships, about … Continue reading MS Dhoni: Sushant Singh Rajput delivers a career best performance

Pink: A reviting take on patriarchal prejudices

We live in a country where men and women are two different sections of the society. While men can drink, women can’t. While men can laugh and goof around with women, women can’t do the same with men. While he can come home at any time in the night, she has restrictions. While he can wear anything he wants to, she just doesn’t have the … Continue reading Pink: A reviting take on patriarchal prejudices

Baar Baar Dekho: Aesthetically beautiful but that’s about it

When I saw the trailer of Baar Baar Dekho, Katrina Kaif as the NRI Punjabi came to my mind. And I did see her in the film. I expected beautiful locations, a big fat Indian wedding sequence, some romantic songs, a different story and Kala Chashma of course. But to my disappointment, even after everything being there, I just couldn’t wait for the closing credits … Continue reading Baar Baar Dekho: Aesthetically beautiful but that’s about it