Retrospective: Bollywood and more (2010-2019)

I re-structured this piece multiple times, thinking about ways to wrap my opinions on a myriad movie-related things. I started with Hindi only, but while compiling the ‘best’ list, I realized that most of the movies I loved were non-Hindi. But the ‘other-than-best’ lists, trends and benchmarks are still ‘Hindi’, because that is the only…

Is Bollywood finally waking up to Sci-fi?

The phenomenal showing in India of Avengers Endgame, which has had massive collections has sent alarm bells ringing in Bollywood. Why don’t we see sci fi content in our Bollywood films, why is there a dearth of original Indian content, why aren’t we exploring the vast repertoire of rich content and story lines that we…

Vishwaroopam II Review: Sleeper cells activated!

Cast:  Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Andreah Jeremiah, Shekhar Kapur, Anant Mahadevan, Nasser, Jaideep, Rahul Bose and Waheeda Rehman Written, Directed and Produced by Kamal Hassan Music by Ghibran Vishwaroopam 2 , the sequel to the 2013 spy thriller Vishwaroopam, put in simple words is nothing but a pointless exercise from film maker , Kamal Hassan.…

“It’s Always Your Debut Film That Chooses You” – Zain Khan Durrani On Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz, His Journey & More

Director Onir’s latest film Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz is quite a deviation from his previous works which mostly took a serious look at everyday issues and the people affected by these. The film is a romantic drama which revolves around Archi or Archana (Geetanjali Thapa) as she is fondly called in the film. She makes a living creating internet memes and…

Bidyut Kotoky’s Assamese Film Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields) Begins its Crowdfunding Campaign

Winner of Best Foreign Film and the Hollywood International Cinefest 2017 and the Official selection in Kids First 2017 – the World largest kids’ film festival, Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields)  is looking to be released in its home state of Assam. The film is  based on  the National Award winning director Bidyut Kotoky’s experience as…