Waiting Movie Review: An Anatomy of Grief

Two strangers meeting in a hospital waiting for their beloved partners who are in a comatose state, is a perfect subject material for melancholy with a capital M inscribed all over it. But director Anu Menon’s tragically witty, humorous take on grief and desolation ‘Waiting’ is strangely uplifting and philosophical, without at once being pedantic or languorous. Beautifully described by a critic as a cross between ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘The Descendants’, it is refreshingly restrained (a bit more restrained than maybe what it should have been).Continue reading “Waiting Movie Review: An Anatomy of Grief”

Waiting (2016) Movie Review: When Hope and Despair Co-Exist

Director: Anu Menon.  Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor

“This is your grief, Tara. Your’s alone” says Shiv Kumar as Tara tries to come to grips with the lemons that life has thrown at her. This line seems to underline the film, where 2 strangers wait for their partners hospitalised in coma, and have no one but themselves and each other to turn to. Waiting is a subtle tale of loss, played beautifully with pathos and the odd smattering of hope by Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin as they come together after 5 years since That Girl in Yellow Boots.Continue reading “Waiting (2016) Movie Review: When Hope and Despair Co-Exist”

Waiting: Trailer

Waiting Poster 2Anu Menon who has made films like London, Paris, New York and X: Past is Present (one of the 11 directors on board) is now back with her latest film, Waiting that’s produced by Priti Gupta and Manish Mundra under the banner of Ishka Films and Drishyam Films. The film stars Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin in lead roles, with Rajat Kapoor, Suhasini Maniratnam and Arjun Mathur playing supporting roles.Continue reading “Waiting: Trailer”

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!”

Manu Warrier’s Coffee Bloom Trailer: Mumbai Film Festival 2014

coffee_bloom_still_11Manu Warrier makes his directorial debut with Coffee Bloom, which will be screened during the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival . Manu has previously written screenplay for Pehla Sitara and TV Series Yudh.Coffee Bloom features Arjun Mathur, Sugandha Garg and Mohan Kapoor.You can watch this film  at 3:30 pm on Monday, October 20th at Cinemax Infiniti Mall, Versova and 10 am on Tuesday, October 21st at PVR Citi Mall, Andheri. Continue reading “Manu Warrier’s Coffee Bloom Trailer: Mumbai Film Festival 2014”