Kaalakaandi Movie Review: Nightcrawlers

There is a certain energy to a megapolis like Bombay. A city, teeming with stories, millions of them, just waiting to be told. And at night, when the streetlights burn brightest, the darkest tales come to life. Akshat Verma, who burst on to the scene with Delhi Belly back in 2011, travels southwards for his debut directorial about 3 stories set on a single rainy night. But the question is, does Kaalakaandi possess the same fizz that made Delhi Belly a massive hit back then?Continue reading “Kaalakaandi Movie Review: Nightcrawlers”

Trailer Of Shankar Raman’s Gurgaon

National Award winning cinematographer Shankar Raman (Harud, Peepli Live) makes his directorial debut with GurgaonThe film is produced by Ajay G. Rai and Alan McAlex of JAR Pictures along with Madhukar R. Musle of M.R. Filmworks, Nisha N. Sujan of Hashtag Film Studios and Abbas Ali RattansiContinue reading “Trailer Of Shankar Raman’s Gurgaon”

Fitoor Movie Review: No Love Here, Just Impossible Inanity

Ask me no questions and you will be told no lies. If you still want to know how this adaptation of Dickens’ Great Expectations is, well, you asked for it.

Fitoor spares nothing, and no one, as it annihilates anything and everything that was beautiful and sacred in the source novel and the milieu this adaptation is set in. For the most part, this massacre is orchestrated by a disastrously miscast Katrina Kaif while some part of the blame should deservedly reach the doors of Aditya Roy Kapoor and Tabu (yes, the lady can misfire too).Continue reading “Fitoor Movie Review: No Love Here, Just Impossible Inanity”

Pizza 3D Movie Review: Leftover

A guy called Karthik Subbaraj came out with an indie called Pizza in Tamil. Before the movie got released in 2012, the promotions were low key but intelligent. You could sense that it was a movie that will go beyond genres. And the movie delivered big time! It was spooky, suspenseful, thrilling and you cared for the leads Michael and Anu.

The promotions of Pizza 3D positions itself as a horror film, and in the theatre in which I watched, people were expecting a regular horror film. Remakes of cult films are tricky; if you stick to the original, it would appear pointless and if you make changes, you run the risk of earning the wrath of the cult followers. Here, the makers have stuck mostly to the original film, but wherever they have deviated, they have faltered.Continue reading “Pizza 3D Movie Review: Leftover”