Saturday, December 15, 2018
Kedarnath Movie Review

Sara shines in a wannabe Titanic

At the back of many Bollywood directors’ minds, there seems to be this desire to reach Hollywood standards.  So, one just fell flat trying...

रजनीकांतची 2.0 चित्रपट कशी आहे? मराठीमध्ये रिवयु वाचा

The problem with 2.0 is that the anti-hero is right, writes Deepa Gahlot dIpaa gahlaaota Wara maagaIla kxahI mahInyaaMpaasaUna ho pahaNyaata AalaMya kxI isanaomaa inavvaL Bavya...

CGI Gobbledygook

It has been seen in recent months that a spectacle is not enough to satisfy the audience. While a star like Rajinikanth with his...

Double Deol, Double Duh!

Sunny Deol and comedy are not usually uttered in the same breath, in spite of some diversions the always angry star has taken in...

Mohalla Assi: Boring & Futile

Mohalla Assi Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi Cast: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan and others Rating: Two stars   At another time, in surer hands, Mohalla Assi might have been an...

Very little Thuggee in Thugs of Hindostan

Thugs of Hindostan Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Lloyd Owen, Katrina Kaif and others Rating 2 stars Talk of waking...

Jack and Dil: Just Hot Air

Jack And Dil Directed by: Sachin P. Karande Cast: Arbaaz Khan, Amit Sadh, Sonal Chauhan and others This is how it must have gone, the director or...

Lupt: Horror film?

By Deepa Gahlot A family driving down a dark winding road sees a stroller with a strange looking doll in it, and are quite unperturbed by...

Kaashi In Search Of Ganga: Strange & Slapdash

By Deepa Gahlot This is a strange film—set in Benaras, with an illiterate, crematorium worker as protagonist, but the title is in English. Dhiraj Kumar’s film, Kaashi...

Baazaar is a watery mess!

By Deepa Gahlot Back in 1987, Gordon Gekko had declared “greed is good” in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, in which an ambitious young stockbroker is dazzled...

Namaste England: It can’t get siller than this!

By Deepa Gahlot Mainstream Bollywood cinema of a certain period was happy to throw logic and good taste to the winds, and got scenes written on...

Neither comedy, nor high drama, but brilliant little moments

By Deepa Gahlot The most remarkable thing about Amit Ravindernath Sharma’s film Badhaai Ho is the subdued romance between a middle-class, middle-aged couple, surrounded by family...

Very watchable horror film!

By Deepa Gahlot Most Indian horror films follow a familiar template with ghosts or monsters terrorising people who are in the wrong place at the wrong...

Helicopter Eela fails to take off

By Deepa Gahlot The film industry's ageism (applicable only to women) is such that a talented actress like Kajol, who chooses to play the mother of...

Love Yatri

By Deepa Gahlot The best thing about Love Yatri is the timing of its release—a film set during Navratri, out just before nine days of dandiya...

Andhadun

By Deepa Gahlot Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun, is inspired by Oliver Trennier’s French short film, L’Accordeur, and dedicated to once popular Doordarshan programmes Chhayageet and Chitrahaar. The real...

Five Films that bring alive the Mahatma

By Deepa Gahlot There have been documentaries, plays, serials and more books than one can count on Mahatma Gandhi. Every time a film is made on...

Pataakha

By Deepa Gahlot So, according to Vishal Bhardwaj, India and Pakistan are like two sisters, abusing and slapping each other as they roll in mud? Because...

Sui Dhaaga

By Deepa Gahlot If the world of haute couture pays lip service to Indian fabric traditions, it also helps keep some of the artisans alive—even if...

A Manto-lover’s view on ‘Manto’

By Jameel Gulrays While we carried our film and theatre expert Deepa Gahlot’s review of Manto last weekend, given that the film is about the famed...
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Mauli movie review by Xyngr

Religion + Action + Comedy + Romance = Mauli

When Mauli (Riteish Deshmukh) walks into the frame in slow motion to rescue two abducted girls, his weapon of choice is a brick. This...
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Some better flavours and service puhleez, Miss T

Went with great expectations hoping for a gastronomical treat. Miss T is from the team behind some of Colaba’s famous restaurants – the awardwinning...
Bhamini Subramaniam a Fashion Designer running the label Abhinav Creations

Art in your Wardrobe with Bhamini Subramaniam

Bhamini Subramaniam is an unusual designer. She has an M Phil in English Literature – her thesis was “Images of Experience - The Theatre...