Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Akshay Kumar in Gold movie

Gold

Whenever a country goes through troubled times, and needs something to motivate the populace into positivity, patriotism is the low hanging fruit always plucked...
Upcoming movies in 2019video

2019 की शुरुआत में इन 20 फिल्मों पर रहेंगी निगाहें

इस रिव्यु को अंग्रेजी में पढ़ें: लिंक दीपा गहलोत बीता साल में अच्छी फिल्मों की ज्यादा तादाद ने नए साल से दर्शकों की उम्मीद काफी जगा दी...
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...
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...
Love Sonia

Love Sonia

By Deepa Gahlot Human trafficking is not just an Indian phenomenon, but Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia, well-meaning though may be, is a film made for a...
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...
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...
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...
Lupt Movie

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...
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...
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...
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...
Love Yatri

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...
Zero movie Shah Rukh Khan

Pointless Plot. Tepid Love Story

When a director literally shortens a superstar, then the story being told should justify it, or it remains at the level of gimmick—oh, look...
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...
Why Cheat India movie review

Why Go Moralistic

The problem with India’s education system is far deeper than what Why Cheat India can even attempt to get at. The extent of the rot is...
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...
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...
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...
Laila Majnu

Laila Majnu

By Deepa Gahlot In the age of Tinder and casual hook-ups, a filmmaker attempts an update of a classic romantic tragedy—it gets the hopes up. But...
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...