Ugly (2014) Movie Review: Dark, Intense and Relevant, Very Relevant

I was quite happy when I got an opportunity to watch Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly late last year. Post the screening at Cannes earlier in the year (2013) the feedback I had received about the film was not all that great. But then I heard that the film had been re-edited, something which I felt could be a positive move for the film. I have not seen the initial version, but the revised cut which I saw impressed me immensely and I was sure that it would be one of the best Hindi films of the year. Unfortunately Ugly did not make it to theatres in 2013 but I was sure that irrespective of when the theatrical release happens, my feeling about the film would remain the same. Now that I have re-visited the film I am delighted to say that my intuition has come right. Ugly worked for me earlier and it worked for me even now, more on that in a while.Continue reading “Ugly (2014) Movie Review: Dark, Intense and Relevant, Very Relevant”

Highway Movie Review: An Elevating Experience Brought to you by Imtiaz Ali

Highway movie poster
Highway Movie Poster

Past Wednesday is when the good word about Highway started brimming over the horizons of social media. Post Rockstar, my Facebook status read that Imtiaz Ali is the best director of romance in the industry. I loved Socha Na Tha and Jab We Me, enjoyed Love Aaj Kal and Rockstar worked in parts as well. But then the vim was evaporating, the method becoming predictable and the flak on his hood piling.Continue reading “Highway Movie Review: An Elevating Experience Brought to you by Imtiaz Ali”

Highway Movie Review: A Road Trip to the Lovers’ Paradise & Beyond!

Highway 2014I had stopped reviewing films some time ago, but I still can’t help when I watch a film that connects me to myself the way I feel while I am listening to ‘Piya Haji Ali’ or ‘Maula Mere Maula’.  So this piece is dedicated to all the Sufi saints that I follow, knowingly or unknowingly.  I am a hopeless romantic at heart and everybody in Ramgarh  & thereabouts know that fact very well. I connect most to stories that are about love and that too in its purest form. Continue reading “Highway Movie Review: A Road Trip to the Lovers’ Paradise & Beyond!”