Begum Jaan Movie Review: Of Women Behaving Badly

Partition and Prostitution are two plot devices that can ensure a hard hitting cinematic experience if handled with restraint, and end up making a mockery of human tragedy and resilience, if handled without finesse. Therefore, when the promos of Begum Jaan showed up, one ended up being intrigued. A tale set during the partition involving women of the night promised to be a tantalizing premise. And when it is a massive cast headed by Vidya Balan in a never before avatar, one does walk into the theatre with high expectations. So does Begum possess enough Jaan to hook the viewers?Continue reading “Begum Jaan Movie Review: Of Women Behaving Badly”

Agneepath and The Legend of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan

Vruksh ho bade bhale,
ho ghane ho bhale,
Ek Patra chhah bhi mang mat, mang mat, mang mat,
Agneepath, Agneepath Agneepath
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Long long time before Bhiku Mhatre said Mumbai ka Don kaun in Satya and Malik from Company played dirty games to ‘dhanda hai par ganda hai’, there was a man called Vijay Dinanath Chauhan(VDC), who ruled Bombay. But for him ruling Bombay was not important, his sights, vision & energies were occupied to one small village called Mandwa. I don’t know if it even exists but his energies were channelized to conquer that place for a promise that he had given to his mother and thereby starts a fascinating crime and relationship journey into the minds of characters in this movie.Continue reading “Agneepath and The Legend of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan”