Netflix India’s Delhi Crime bags ‘Best Drama Series’ at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020

Netflix’s Delhi Crime produced by Golden Karavan, SK Global Entertainment and FilmKaravan which is based on the 2012 gangrape-murder case, won an International Emmy in the ‘Best Drama Series’ category, making it the first ever EMMY for India. Delhi Crime, directed by Richie Mehta, starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Duggal, Adil Hussain, Yashaswani Dayama and Rajesh Tailang is a fictionalised crime drama. The story is based on the painstaking investigation into the 2012 Delhi gang-rape which dives into DCP Vartika Chaturvedi’s search for the culprits, as India’s capital city reels in the aftermath of the brutal gangrape.Continue reading “Netflix India’s Delhi Crime bags ‘Best Drama Series’ at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020”

The Things Which We Fail to Express in our Words…

   [life is what happens to us when we are busy planning other things – said John Lennon. And that precisely what  happened to us when the series on Guns & Guitars journey got derailed – or rather took a long halt on the way… But better late than never. We restart the journey here with a visit to the state of Assam…]Continue reading “The Things Which We Fail to Express in our Words…”

Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation): Official Trailer

Mukti Bhawan is the story of a reluctant son who must take his father to the holy city of Varanasi, where his father believes he will breathe his last and attain salvation. And so the two check into Mukti Bhawan, a hotel dedicated to the people with the same beliefs, where the guests are expected to either die in 15 days or leave.Continue reading “Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation): Official Trailer”

Commando 2 Movie Review: Mission Epic Failure

4 years back, when the trailers of Commando showed up, one wasn’t sure whether to be intrigued by the promos, or to dismiss it as yet another mindless actioner. But the experience turned out to be good fun, as the movie was more than your normal dishoom dishoom experience, and was a compelling tale of a cat and mouse chase between a crime boss pursuing the object of his lust, and a young battle scarred soldier trying to protect her. The action choreography here was unlike what one was normally used to, and the claustrophobic nature of its jungle setting, plus a truly menacing villain (which is a rarity in Indian Cinema), and you had a rather fun watch. But with the promos of the sequel promising to be an action packed take on the war on black money, does Commando 2 take the franchise to the next level?Continue reading “Commando 2 Movie Review: Mission Epic Failure”

Mantra: Trailer

mantra-poster-2Nicholas Kharkongor‘s Mantra is due for release on 17th March. The film which has been crowd funded, has also had a decent film festival run which included winning the Best Feature Film Award at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF), New York 2016 and being part of the Mumbai Film Festival (Jio MAMI 2016) as well as International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2016), Goa. Featuring Rajat Kapoor, Shiv Pandit, Kalki Koechlin, Lushin Dubey, Rohan Joshi and Adil Hussain, the film has music by Sagar Desai while Harmeet Basur is the DOP and Bhupesh ‘Micky’ Sharma is the editor.Continue reading “Mantra: Trailer”

Parched Movie Review: The Girls Can Have all the Fun !

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 !”

Angry Indian Goddesses Movie Review: The Ladies on a Roll!

 Normally when you are going through tough times you may get into a shell, not wanting to reach out even to people who really matter to you and care for you. But when it’s a moment of great joy and happiness you don’t usually do that right? Generally by and large we like having people around us during our special moments, people who really matter to us. It’s also a time when people get to unwind and go back in time, as they tend to relive their past days of glory. That’s why weddings make no sense unless you are surrounded by really genuine friends of yours, people who have stood by you during days of gloom and bloom alike. We only tend to think of naughty bachelors/bachelorette parties when it comes to weddings when friends are coming over, but isn’t there something which goes beyond that? Why am I mentioning all this? Well when I’m about to share my take on Pan Nalin’s Angry Indian Goddesses there’s no way I can start any other way :).Continue reading “Angry Indian Goddesses Movie Review: The Ladies on a Roll!”

Main Aur Charles Movie Review: Suave and Stylish, but Where is the Substance?

MAC 1Director Prawaal Raman’s Main Aur Charles is riddled by an inherent dual conflict. As a viewer, if you are familiar with chronicles of the (in)famous ‘bikini killer’ or ‘the serpent’ Charles Shobhraj, you will find Raman’s film to be devoid of sufficient thrill and excitement. On the other hand, if you are ignorant about Charles Shobhraj, you will find Main Aur Charles to be confused, incoherent and incapable of providing any deep insight into the life and times of perhaps one of the most dreaded serial killers in recent times. It is this ambivalent nature of Main Aur Charles that eventually pulls it down, even if it does have its share of merits and a great degree of style and charm.Continue reading “Main Aur Charles Movie Review: Suave and Stylish, but Where is the Substance?”

Sunrise/Arunoday: Trailer

sunrise arunoday posterDirected by Partho Sen-Gupta and starring Adil Hussain and Tanistha Chatterjee, Arunoday (Sunrise) is about Joshi (Adil Hussain) who searches for his six-year-old daughter, Aruna, who one day, ten years ago, had not come home after school. A shadowy figure appears to be everywhere. Joshi must catch it before the Sunrise and save the children.

Here’s the trailer :Continue reading “Sunrise/Arunoday: Trailer”