Aligarh Movie Review: Manoj Bajpayee’s Poignant Performance Leaves You Thinking for Long

The world out there is a mad sprint. Everyone is running. Running to prove a point, to get the numbers, to make money, to impress, to get to the goals. And in the process, quite a few fail to keep up the pace. Ironically, those who lose out in this sprint are advised to make peace with it – and that’s another mad sprint in itself.Continue reading “Aligarh Movie Review: Manoj Bajpayee’s Poignant Performance Leaves You Thinking for Long”

Happy Journey: Trailer

Happy Journey Poster 2Sachin Kundalkar who is known for his National Award winning Marathi films Nirop (2007) and Gandha (2009) went on to make his Bollywood entry with Aiyyaa (2012), an attempt that did not yield the desired results. He is now back with a Marathi film, Happy Journey which is produced by Sanjay Chhabria. Featuring Atul Kulkarni, Priya Bapat, Pallavi Subhash, Siddhartha Menon etc, the film talks about a journey undertaken by a brother and sister in a caravan. The music is by Karan Kulkarni while Rangarajan Ramabadran is the DOP and Jayant Jathar the editor.Continue reading “Happy Journey: Trailer”

Shahid (2013) Movie Review: A Social Commentary And It Works!

Language : Hindi | Running Time : 123 Minutes | Director : Hansal Mehta

ShahidIn an all too poignant scene as justice is served, War saab(Kay Kay Menon) claims “waqt lagta hai par ho jaata hai. It works.” Our treatment of real life people in movies is something similar. We have taken a lot of time coming to terms with zeitgeist biographies but when one does get made, it gets made very well. Hansal Mehta‘s Shahid is the story of human rights activist lawyer Shahid Azmi who died in 2010. The movie veers into the dangerous territory of becoming a social commentary of our recent past without much meat but it holds its own and also raises some very pertinent questions and manages to create sympathy and respect for Shahid Azmi’s activities.Continue reading “Shahid (2013) Movie Review: A Social Commentary And It Works!”

Shahid: Trailer

Shahid PosterHansal Mehta‘s Shahid based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, assassinated in Mumbai in 2010, is a keenly awaited film after doing the festival rounds. Produced by Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra and Guneet Mongia, Shahid is written by Hansal Mehta along with Apurva Asrani and Sameer Gautam Singh. Continue reading “Shahid: Trailer”