Brahman Naman (2016) Movie Review: Quizzical Days

Directors like Q in India are a rarity. While his brand of cinema is not exactly what would be considered palatable by the movie-going public, if one chooses to partake of that experience, it is quite an illuminating experience. After his controversial debut feature “Gandu” and the psychedelic “Tasher Desh”, when it was announced that his next feature would be a take on the quizzing subculture set in 80s Bangalore, it created some excitement among the Indie film fandom and the trailers that showed up just added to the excitement. The question here is, would this be as huge a shock to the system as Gandu? Or would this be the most accessible of all his works till date.Continue reading “Brahman Naman (2016) Movie Review: Quizzical Days”

LUDO: Trailer

LudoThe  fantasy thriller  LUDO directed by Q (GANDU) and Nikon named LUDO is finally out. Produced by Idyabooster and Starfire Movies, LUDO is co-produced by OddJoint – Q and Céline Loop’s production house.
LUDO is a story about four desperate teenagers who decide to spend one fateful night in the big city. Horny and broke, they hide inside a gigantic shopping mall, after attempts to get a hotel room fail. At the mall all plans go haywire, as an old couple appears from nowhere inviting them to play a game, and a night of terror begins. The game, simple but deadly, is LUDO.

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Tasher Desh- Trailer of New Film from Director of Gandu -Q

When the trailer of Gandu was out in early 2010 ,it created a furore  among audience the World over for it’s quirky,refreshing and boldness which caught fancy of Audiences .Though the movie has been receiving rave reviews across the Film Festival circuit, it is yet to be released in India due to it’s explicit content.The Film was to be screened at a  Film Festival in Mumbai,but the show was cancelled at the last minute due to permission being denied to screen it.Now we present you the trailer of Q’S next film Tasher Desh.Continue reading “Tasher Desh- Trailer of New Film from Director of Gandu -Q”

Overrated Indian Films of Recent Times

Overrated Indian Films of recent times

Before I begin attacking films I feel have got more than their worth, either critically or commercially or both, please note, these are my personal opinions, and yes, they are debatable but before you are offended, thinking that I have degraded one of your favorite films, I want you to know that this means no harm to anyone or his/her personal affection for a film.Continue reading “Overrated Indian Films of Recent Times”

Bengali Films -Then & Now…

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Richard Gere once said in an interview, ‘To me, Indian films mean Ray films…’

Well, Richard Gere might not be any great actor to be taken seriously. But then, I am sure, you don’t need anyone else to tell you about the magnificence of the man called Satyajit Ray. Filmmakers across the world including greats like Abbas Kiraostami, Martin Scorcese, Danny Boyle and even Akiro Kurosawa have heaved praises on his work. And the man deserved every bit of that adulation. Alas! My post is not about Satyajit Ray; may be in that case I would have had only positives to talk about. My post here talks about the Bengali Film Industry – of which the maestro, even if huge, only a part. Of course, Ray was not the only great filmmaker Bengal has ever produced, and people from that region have shown a penchant towards the art of filmmaking and storytelling – albeit with some major limitations of their own.Continue reading “Bengali Films -Then & Now…”

The New Indian Cinema-Vihir and Gandu

We love to celebrate the fact that we are the best in the World despite the mediocrity of things which we do and produce. All our streets have world famous eateries or beauty parlours and similarly our filmmakers have been trying to make crossover films, now I guess since a decade. Yet Indian Filmmakers have not reached anywhere and there are tall claims which are always made like a recent instance of 7am Arivu’s producer mentioning it as a global Tamil Film, whatever that means, or more recently a section of people saying RA.One cannot be ignored and in my opinion both of these films could be overlooked and we would still be the same nation; producing movies with song and dance, which foreigners find funny and amusing.Continue reading “The New Indian Cinema-Vihir and Gandu”