Just last week we had a movie about what 3 women go through after a fateful night. The women stayed in the capital city & were independent, educated and stood up to men. A week later, we have Leena Yadav’s Parched. A film that is set in rural Rajasthan, and is about 3 women who are uneducated, stubbed by men & society and are liberated only by their imagination.Continue reading “Parched Movie Review: The Girls Can Have all the Fun !”
Harvey Dent once said this – “The night is the darkest just before dawn.” This movie is about the darkest part. As far as summer blockbusters go, this was the biggest showdown of all.
Some 5 hours into the film, Batman, sitting in his Batwing, barks at Alfred, “What is Happening?”.. The reply over his comms is “How best to describe it?”.. Well, that should tell you about the film! The most iconic superhero slugfest is far from what was promised. Or, let me say, what most people expected from it.Continue reading “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Movie Review: A Colossal Train Wreck”
Creed is helmed by a 29 year old & has a 28 year old playing the lead. By the time both of them were born, the Rocky franchise already had one great & three mediocre films! So, Ryan Coogler decided to give the audience yet another franchise film in an already crowded year (remember Jurassic World, Mad Max, Terminator?). With creed, he tries to make a film that will help the current generation of movie goers with a piece of history & a sense of nostalgia.Continue reading “Creed (2015) Movie Review: Rocky, Refueled”
How many times have you, my popcorn-munching, action scenes loving reader, waited for THAT one scene in the climax, which is supposed to blow your mind away? In Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, THAT scene arrives 3 minutes into the film!! Yes, it is that kind of movie. The “Money-Shot” or the center piece of marketing campaign is the first scene of the film!
A 53 year old Tom Cruise is back in his elements, playing the super spy, Ethan Hunt. 19 years & 4 films on, he is back to doing stunts that would put the fear of god in anyone. He is jumping off planes, smashing cars, zipping on bikes, fighting people twice his size and… you get the picture. He does it all and how!!Continue reading “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Movie Review: IMAX worthy blockbuster”
Boxing movies are as predictable as your wife’s reaction when you forget her birthday. These are tales that are as old as the Ramayana or Mahabharat!! Southpaw, much like its predecessors, is the story of a boxing champ who loses it all, only to fight his way back to glory. The only 2 people who have worked hard enough or cared enough are director, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and Jake Gyllenhaal, even if the script rarely deviates from the comeback formula!!Continue reading “SOUTHPAW (2015) Movie Review: Full 12 rounds, but no knockout punch!!”
For a person who regaled us with her performance in her debut film (Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye) and kept enthralling us with each of her performance since, Masaan’s success is just another feather in Richa Chadda’s already crowded Cap!
On behalf of MAM I had a chat with her recently about the film, her journey and what can we expect from her from here on.Continue reading “In Conversation with Richa Chadda: On Masaan and More”
Does Facebook help in getting you a dream job? Does Instagram help in research? Well in an interesting conversation with Shruti Kapoor, fashion designer by qualification and now a full fledged costume designer with films like Traffic and Masaan, we get to know all this and more. It’s a fascinating journey that started off with a retail menswear brand and ended up in dressing celebs in television and films!Continue reading “In Conversation with Costume Designer Shruti Kapoor: On Traffic, Masaan and More”
A graphic designer by training, Ranjit Singh studied Film and T.V production in Delhi before moving to Mumbai for work. He started off as an A.D before going on to work in the area of art direction and production design. After assisting on various projects including Qissa, Jalpari and War Chhod Na Yaar, he has handled independent assignments with Gattu, Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend and now Masaan. In a freewheeling conversation with MAM, Ranjit Singh takes us through his journey with Masaan and many other things.
For a guy who studied to become an engineer and passed out of IIT (BHU), Varun Grower stands on a different planet today. He is now the go to guy for all Indie filmmakers. After starting his career as a writer in 2004, he wrote for “The great Indian Comedy Show” and later wrote scripts for stand-up comedies. The big shift happened when he team up with Anurag Kashyap for writing lyrics for “The Girl in Yellow Boots”. Since then he has written lyrics for films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Aankhon Dekhi and Dum laga ke haisha.
An even bigger shift happened when he took up the role of screen writer and dialogue writer for Neeraj Gheywan’s Masaan. The movie has gone on win several awards in the festival circuit and is up for release in India.Continue reading “In Conversation with the Multi Faceted Varun Grover: On Masaan and More”