Movie Review


It’s an insipid affair

Manpriya Singh Sometimes weekends at Coorg, weekdays at the pub and Karaoking melodious classics is not enough; be it life or a script, and especially a film that is hurled at the audience while being…


Bulbbul that sings and soars

Nonika Singh From a goodhearted ghost in Phillauri to horrific Pari to an intriguing witch, Bulbbul is Anushka Sharma’s third horror outing as a producer. But more than horror, it is the touch of intrigue…


Slow burn, predictable yet watchable

Nonika Singh Karam mein hi teri shaan hai, karam teri pehchaan hai… jeevan sangarsh se bachna hi kya. Such deep philosophical thoughts in what is essentially a crime drama. Or, is it? Aarya, touted as…


A trip down the retro lane!

Manpriya Singh We don’t know how long do first impressions last, but sometimes they are hardly lasting. As the initial few minutes of Chaman Bahaar, currently airing on Netflix, will mislead you to believe, it’s…


Black gold

Manpriya Singh Exactly 20 years ago, director Spike Lee was accused of opening old wounds with his cult classic Bamboozled (2000), the satirical comedy drama that highlighted the misuse of African people’s images in the…


Portrait of a lost world, greed and loss

Nonika Singh A dilapidated haveli in Lucknow justifiably is a symbol of the yore, another era and civilisation; an anachronism in today’s frenzied life. But sitting crumbling in the material world of today, teeming with…


More than money matters

“Time kahan hai mere paas Prime Minister ke baare mein sochen ke  liye…,” says the harried wife Sarita, the lead protagonist of Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai. But the belligerent director Anurag Kashyap whose political opinions are no…