Monday, January 27, 2020

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...
Utkarsh Sharma Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Genius movie

Genius – the movie

Nepotism in Bollywood is not confined only to star kids—there has been a succession of kids of producers and directors too; Utkarsh Sharma being...
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...
Manmarziyaan movie Taapsee Pannu Vicky Kaushal Abhishek Bachchan

Manmarziyaan

By Deepa Gahlot A willful girl has just left her lover and married a man chosen by her family. Later, her grandfather asks her if it...
Mauli movie review by Xyngr

धर्म +एक्शन + कॉमेडी + रोमांस = माऊली

दीपा गहलोत जब दो अगवा की हुई लड़कियों को बचाने के लिए माऊली ( रितेश देशमुख) स्लो मोशन में फ्रेम में इंट्री करते हैं तो...
Sui Dhaaga Anushka Sharma Varun Dhawan

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...
Namaste England

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...
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...
Manoj Bajpai in Gali Guleiyan

Gali Guleiyan

By Deepa Gahlot A top shot at the end of the Dipesh Jain’s Gali Guleiyan, shows the narrow bylanes of old Delhi like the kind of...
Sunny Deal in Yamla Pagala Deewana

Yamla Pagla Deewana – Phir Se

There was really no reason to make a sequel to two really bad films that may have done well because of the fan following...
2.0 movie RajiniKanth Akshay Kumar

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...
Mohalla Assi

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...
Upcoming movies in 2019video

20 Movies To Look Forward To In Early 2019

The year gone by had such a rich haul of good films, that audiences can only look forward to the new year with optimism....
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...
The Fakir of Venice

Too stolid to be funny

It’s a wonder that a film that was made over a decade ago, gets released, though, The Fakir Of Venice could well have gone straight to...
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....
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...
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Ek Ladki…: Sweet, sensitive & where no mainstream film has ventured before

A mainstream film, with popular stars venturing into the LGBTQ space is cause for a hurrah, even if it is potholed with problems. Even...
batti gul meter chalu shahid kapoor shraddha kapoor

Batti Gul Meter Chalu

By Deepa Gahlot Shree Narayan Singh’s last film Toilet Ek Prem Katha brought the issue of open defecation into Bollywood mainstream, but when he tries another...
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...
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...