Netflix India has garnered a reputation for churning out one after another boring series and films, I am sure that their recent original film, Class Of ’83 can firmly get a place in the walk of shame. And with this being the of the third collaboration of Netflix with Red Chilies Entertainment after Bard of Blood and Betaal, should lead them to introspect on the quality of their output. Or may be there is an aim to get the audience to unsubscribe from Netflix, if that is the aim they are on their path.Continue reading “Class of ’83 Movie Review: A Misfired Shot!”
Mukti Bhawan is the story of a reluctant son who must take his father to the holy city of Varanasi, where his father believes he will breathe his last and attain salvation. And so the two check into Mukti Bhawan, a hotel dedicated to the people with the same beliefs, where the guests are expected to either die in 15 days or leave.Continue reading “Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation): Official Trailer”
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”
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”
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”