Tamasha Movie Review: A Mainstream Commercial Film with a Lot of Heart and Mind

There comes a time in life when you introspect, reflect about what you have been doing all these years. Is it the real you? Being enslaved in mundane stuff for eons, can a spark bring back that true self in a quest to recognize your identity. Significantly, have you even identified that deep within, youContinue reading “Tamasha Movie Review: A Mainstream Commercial Film with a Lot of Heart and Mind”

More of Mani’s Magic than Drama, But Delightfully So: Thoughts on O Kadhal Kanmani

Spoilers ahead… In a brilliant celluloid moment, that is drenched in unapologetic candor, squeezed for candid hormonal truths with a quirk nonchalance and hung to dry with a poignant touch, the lively and ambitious Tara finds herself stranded in the suburban lanes of Ahmedabad, after missing her train back to Mumbai, with the hot, metrosexual andContinue reading “More of Mani’s Magic than Drama, But Delightfully So: Thoughts on O Kadhal Kanmani”

Shankar’s ‘I’: Trailer

One of the most awaited Indian films in recent times has been Shankar’s I, which will see a release in Telugu and Hindi too apart from its original Tamil version. Slated for a Pongal/Sankaranti release, I is produced by Aascar Films and written by Shankar along with Subha (dialogues). Featuring Vikram in the lead role,Continue reading “Shankar’s ‘I’: Trailer”

“I” Music Review: The Shankar-ARR Combo is back, but just about

‘I’ or Ai as it was being referred to earlier is an acid test of a film for multiple reasons and it has been in the news ever since it was launched. The film brings back Shankar and actor Vikram together once again after their blockbuster Anniyan (2005). In my opinion Vikram hasn’t really hadContinue reading ““I” Music Review: The Shankar-ARR Combo is back, but just about”

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Movie Review: Food is Memories

Plot: The Kadam family of restaurateurs (endearingly patriarched by Om Puri) moves to a little village in France  and set up shop right across the road (“it’s a hundred feet, we measured!”) from a single Michelin star-toting restaurant owned by the ‘rarely seen to be in sympathy with anyone’ Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). Hijinks andContinue reading “The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Movie Review: Food is Memories”

Highway Official Trailer: Imtiaz Ali teams up with ARR again

Imtiaz Ali is back and we are loving it. After a long time, he is not working with any stars. His latest  film Highway features Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. The film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Imtiaz Ali. Music has always been a strong point in Imtiaz’s movie. His last film RockstarContinue reading “Highway Official Trailer: Imtiaz Ali teams up with ARR again”

The Colors of Raanjhanaa

*Mild plot-spoilers* ‘Raanjhana’ connects with utmost honesty when the situations are Benares-centric. If there is one thing that can be unequivocally said about this outing from Anand Rai, it is the fine encapsulation of Benares in its hues and colors – saffron, green, and all the other remaining colors of human life untainted by theContinue reading “The Colors of Raanjhanaa”

Infinite Love: Rahman's New Offering

A. R. Rahman’s new music video is out. Titled Infinite Love, the video spans across continents depicting the common factor of love and care that binds us all together. In Rahman’s words, the video is for those people “who wish only good, even for their enemies and who have enriched their lives & others’ by giving unconditionally….”

Rahman at 20: Rehna Tu Hai Jaisa Tu…

As A R Rahman completes 20 years of his stupendously imaginative work and creations on 15th August and the only person who I will ever bow down with RESPECT in the field of cinema & music, my memories and experience of the man & his music. 20 songs which I will take to my graveContinue reading “Rahman at 20: Rehna Tu Hai Jaisa Tu…”