Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!: A Quick Review

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy !In any detective/ thriller movie there are 3 things that bind the story- What, Who, Why (and How). But the most important of these is the ‘Who’. If it is not closer to the end then the rest of the story falls flat even if you have to discover the other ‘W’s. This was the main issue for me in Detective Byomkesh Bakshi.Continue reading “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!: A Quick Review”

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Movie Review: Delivered Fresh, Strong And Intelligent

Dibakar Banerjee is arguably my most favorite current Indian filmmaker. With a sleight of 4 feature films, Dibakar has trumped many of his peers with unswerving consistency. Its hard for me to recall an average film by him, let alone a bad film. And let me say at the very onset that yet again, Banerjee does not disappoint with Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, starring a magnetic Sushant Singh Rajput in the titular role. 

Byomkesh Bakshi is fictional Bengali detective character, created by Sharadindu Bandhopadhyay in 1940s. This is the 10th film to be made on the character, and there are 2 more of them coming out this very year. Save for this one, all other films are in Bengali, including one directed by the great Satyajit Ray. Moreover, Byomkesh has been a favorite character for television as well. Rightfully so, Dibakar took it upon himself to introduce him to Hindi cinema, and largely to an audience which is appallingly unaware of our own literature. It is also Dibakar’s return to his own roots, albeit in his very own charismatic style. Continue reading “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Movie Review: Delivered Fresh, Strong And Intelligent”

Dishkiyaoon (2014) Movie Review: Pure Trashy Excuse

Language : Hindi | Running Time : Too long for your own good | Director : Sanamjit Singh Talwar.

Before and after going to watch “Dishkiyaoon”, there are some fundamental things that one has to understand.

Dishkiyaoon1)  Why did Bipasha Basu cry after watching the first half of “Dishkiyaoon”.

The answer is simple. She realised that Harman Baweja is such a great actor that he can make glycerine to fail induce tears.

2) Would a man tell his entire story to a stranger and then trust him blindly as he plants seeds on how to destroy the crime syndicate in Mumbai? And well for more points, he is after all the guy who has the best brains in the network.

If you are Harman Baweja’s Viki Kartoos and your inmate in jail is Sunny Paaji, then anything is possible. If you don’t trust Sunny paaji, the non-existent dhaai kilo ka haath can put you out of existence, yup it can because apparently anything is possible. This movie got made, no?

3) A man trying to build a crime syndicate of his own and after having his godfather killed, would blindly follow orders without obtaining background information. If you are Harman Baweja, then this is possible. He will not know who and where his girl friend comes from.Continue reading “Dishkiyaoon (2014) Movie Review: Pure Trashy Excuse”

Go Goa Gone: What Do We Know – Zom, Rom, Com; What Have We Learnt – There is hope

Go Goa Gone-PicSo one of my first summer flicks this year was Go Goa Gone and was I in for a surprise. Being honest, I didn’t go into this one with much of an expectation, with something of a moderate expectation. Here was what I knew about it, it’s a Hindi comedy movie (yawn) …with Vir Das (hmmm)…and Kunal Khemu (double yawn)…n Saif Ali Khan… (Yaaaww…) as a blonde Russian mafia… (..aawwnn!!) and there are zombies…(say WHAT!!)Continue reading “Go Goa Gone: What Do We Know – Zom, Rom, Com; What Have We Learnt – There is hope”

It’s Love In Bihar

There have been many occasions when I have walked past playgrounds on my way to home. And quite a few times I have been fascinated by the children playing a game of cricket or football. Maybe it reminds me of the good old days or maybe I just need to relax a bit, whatever it is, I just stand and watch the game. For no reason, no entertainment, no gains as such; just killing time. I would not have anything to do at home either, so why not just stand and watch. The game gives me no joy, no fulfillment, serves no purpose and yet I while away my time. Say 15-20 mins or half an hour, not much. That amount of time goes unaccounted for!Continue reading “It’s Love In Bihar”