Shivaay Movie Review: Of Stunning Visuals, Adrenaline Pumping Action and…Nothing Else

Right from the time we were introduced to Ajay Devgn’s dream project Shivaay, I was intrigued. To start with there’s the title which seems to be obviously a tribute of sorts to Lord Shiva. Added to this were the reasonably eye catchy first look posters. And then of course we had the promos, again somethingContinue reading “Shivaay Movie Review: Of Stunning Visuals, Adrenaline Pumping Action and…Nothing Else”

Musings Over The Diwali Releases: ADHM v/s Shivaay

This is not a review of either of the Hindi Diwali releases that hit the theatres over the weekend. Neither is this post devoid of spoilers, so read ahead only if you are okay with those two warnings.

Ki & Ka Movie Review: Great Idea, Patchy Film and a Brave Arjun Kapoor

Overall, Ki & Ka is not a great film but it hinges on a brave idea – like every R Balki film. Watch it for the affable Arjun Kapoor, some light-hearted, breezy romance but be ready to come out of the theater thinking – ‘if only…’

Ki & Ka Movie Review: Gender Dynamics for Dummies

The thing about R. Balki is that he is a truly gifted man. He has the talent to come up with the most unorthodox ideas, and present them in the most credible manner on celluloid. In his capacity as an ad filmmaker, it is safe to say that he is par none. After all, withContinue reading “Ki & Ka Movie Review: Gender Dynamics for Dummies”

Hamari Adhuri Kahani Movie Review: Shockingly Regressive and Melodramatic

It is annoying when none of the characters in the film talk to each other in simple words. They are all perennially grim, look heavily constipated and thrash each other with verbal and metaphorical bricks.

Hamari Adhuri Kahaani Movie Review: A Good Director Cannot Save A Bad Script

In 1982, Mahesh Bhatt made Arth, with Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. Since then, he has made it again and again atleast a 100 times. If not that, he has taken elements from Arth and twisted them around, rebottled them with new flavor, and made a film again. Arth was an absolute classic.Continue reading “Hamari Adhuri Kahaani Movie Review: A Good Director Cannot Save A Bad Script”

Hate Story 2 Movie Review : Inconsistent, But Better Than You Expect It To Be

I did not like Vivek Agnihotroi’s Hate Story (produced by Vikram Bhatt), which came a couple of years ago, largely because the film looked like a massive exercise in selling shock and sleaze, making the revenge saga go tediously trashy and unbelievable. Vishal Pandya’s Hate Story 2 is only a sequel by virtue of itsContinue reading “Hate Story 2 Movie Review : Inconsistent, But Better Than You Expect It To Be”

Ek Villain Movie Review: Bad Story About Bad People

Now I haven’t “Seen the Devil” so it is not possible for me to compare Ek Villain with the original it rips off blatantly. From what I have read online, the original is a brilliantly made thriller that is gory but still riveting. With Ek Villain, we have a watered down (read Indianised) version sansContinue reading “Ek Villain Movie Review: Bad Story About Bad People”

Nominations For the Best of Bollywood 2013!

Like most other years, 2013 too has been an eventful year for the Hindi film industry. And unlike other years, 2013 was also the 100th year for the Hindi film industry. However, the centenary wasn’t really a landmark in terms of quality; we didn’t have a watershed of extraordinary films. Yes, we had a fewContinue reading “Nominations For the Best of Bollywood 2013!”