Monday, January 21, 2019

Uri movie review

सेना को सलाम

दीपा गहलोत भारतीय सेना को किसी सबूत की जरुरत नहीं है लेकिन जिस तरह से देश के कई हिस्से अशांत हैं और इसलिए ही सेना...
Sonakshi Singa Diana Penty Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

The sequel to Happy Bhag Jayegi, a sleeper hit of 2016, also directed by Mudassar Aziz, has all the charms, as well as all...
Best Hindi Films of 2018

Best of 2018: Hindi Films

2018 will go down as the year that caused the must upsets, when superstars tumbled and small films with big hearts got audiences putting...
Arjun Rampal in Paltan movie

Paltan

By Deepa Gahlot After making Border and LOC Kargil, JP Dutta has the war film formula down pat, and knows that no matter how boring or...
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...
Manto Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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...
Tumbbad

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...
Shradhaa Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in Stree movie

Stree

By Deepa Gahlot This film labelled by the makers as a horror-comedy, is set in the quaint town of Chanderi (in Madhya Pradesh), which immediately...
Badhaai Ho ‎Ayushmann Khurrana Sanya Malhotra

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...
Best movies on Mahatama Gandhi

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...
Andhadhun Ayushmann Khurrana

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...
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...
John Abraham in Satyamev Jayate movie

Satyamev Jayate

A cop has been burnt to death in his own home. A delivery man arrives to hand over a toaster and the constable on...
Ranveer Singh in a poster of Simmba

Excess UnLtd in Simmba

Read this review in Hindi: Link Rohit Shetty is a master of excess, and he has found a soul brother in the irrepressible Ranveer Singh....
Helicopter Eela Kajol

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...
Kedarnath Movie Review

सारा ने की ज़बरदास्त शुरुआत केदारनाथ से… फिल्म का हिंदी रिवयू

दीपा गहलोत  बॉलीवुड के कई डायरेक्टरों के दिलो दिमाग में हॉलीवुड के स्तर की फिल्म बनाने की चाहत होती है। इसलिए ही ऐसा होता है कि...
Petta starring Rajnikanth movie review

Watch Petta, Get Rajinified

The fan following of Rajinikanth cannot be defined or understood outside of Tamil Nadu and the extended Southern belt. It is made up of...
Manto Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Manto

By Deepa Gahlot Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, has been the go-to name for those who wish to proclaim their liberal and humanist beliefs. His reputation...
2.0 movie RajiniKanth Akshay Kumar

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...
The Accidental Prime Minister movie review

Clumsy, Boring and Borderline Absurd

The Accidental Prime Minister, based on Sanjaya Baru’s book of the same title, and directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, is a clumsy attempt to...
2.0 movie RajiniKanth Akshay Kumar

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...
Women of Rythmvideo

Pathbreaking Percussionists

In its third edition, the ‘Women Of Rhythm' concert featured 12 stunning talents from age 16 to 60 saw a reasonably packed St Andrew’s...
John DiMartino jazz

Blast from the Jazz Past

There's something special, enchanting and nostalgic about old-school jazz. Tunes from the Great American Songbook, the masterly compositions of Billy Strayhorn, George Gershwin and...