Thursday, October 1, 2020

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...
Bhaiaji Superhitt Sunny Deol

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Best Movies on Teachers

Teacher’s Way

It's Teacher's Day, and we asked awardwinning film and theatre reviewer Deepa Gahlot to give us her Top 12 Hindi films where teachers play...
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...
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...
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...
Zero movie Shah Rukh Khan

फिल्म – ज़ीरो, स्क्रिप्ट – डबल ज़ीरो, लव स्टोरी – ट्रिपल ज़ीरो

यहाँ पढ़िए ज़ीरो का इंग्लिश में रिव्यु: लिंक दीपा गहलोत जब एक निर्देशक एक सुपरस्टार को वस्तुत: छोटा करता है तो उस कहानी को इसके साथ न्याय करना चाहिए नहीं तो वो सिर्फ एक फिल्मी हथकंडा बनकर रह जाता है - फिर उसे देखकर लोग यही कहते हैं कि अरे देखो वीएफएक्स टेक्नीशियन क्या...
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...
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...
Kaashi In Search Of Ganga Sharman Joshi

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...
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...
Bombariya movie review featuring Radhika Apte

Manic energy, but not enough to make Bombairiya a winner

For a first-time director – Pia Sukanya-- to even attempt a film like Bombairiya is as admirable as it is foolhardy, because a plot in which...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...