Parched Movie Review: The Girls Can Have all the Fun !

Just last week we had a movie about what 3 women go through after a fateful night. The women stayed in the capital city & were independent, educated and stood up to men. A week later, we have Leena Yadav’s Parched. A film that is set in rural Rajasthan, and is about 3 women who are uneducated, stubbed by men & society and are liberated only by their imagination.Continue reading “Parched Movie Review: The Girls Can Have all the Fun !”

Rajinikanth on a High

Disclaimer- Well, let me tell you very clearly, I am an atheist and hence i can’t call myself a Rajni fan.
Also, I am my own boss, so it won’t be proper if I called somebody else Thalaivar. I love Thalapathi, not because it is a Rajni film, but because it is a Santosh Sivan and Mani Ratnam film. For me, Sivaji – the Boss was satire and Enthiran was surrealistic imaginations of a person who doesn’t know anything about ceiling fans. The point is this is a totally non-serious and vella article without any intent and motivation. I hope the title will be self-sufficient to understand what my intent here is.

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Kabali Movie Review: Rajini’s Swag is Intact, But the Film Needed More than That

In a scene from Pa.Ranjith’s Kabali we see an ageing gangster attend a graduation ceremony at a rehabilitation centre which is close to his heart. Kabaleeshwaran (Rajinikanth) is recently out of jail after 25 years and is still trying to find out some answers. The students ask him various questions, on his past life-how he became a gangster, how he landed up in jail, about his marriage etc. One of them, Meena (Riythvika) even asks as to how did Kumudhavalli (Radhika Apte) fall in love with a dark looking guy like him and pat comes the reply that it’s all about the power of black colour. Now this seemingly simple dialogue is what makes it fun to watch a Rajini film, the fans love it and even the others will certainly smile on hearing this. Cut to another scene, this time in a 5 star hotel room in Chennai where Kabali and his daughter Yogi (Dhansika) are startled to hear the doorbell ring quite a few times, only to realise that the person at the door is none other than their local support provider.Continue reading “Kabali Movie Review: Rajini’s Swag is Intact, But the Film Needed More than That”

Kabali: A Quick Review

 

Kabali Poster 10It is confirmed now that this is Kalyug: Tarzan is a family man, Superman is emotional, Batman spends more time with his girlfriend and Rajinikant has become old!!! I always thought age can never catch up with Rajini, only Rajini can catch up with age (my original :P). But Pa. Ranjith (director of Kabali) has proved me wrong. For our consolation, he has given us Radhika Apte as Kabali’s wife and Dhansika in one of her hottest roles.

Kabali (Rajini) is the ‘Robinhood Don’ of the Tamils in Malaysia as he takes over from his godfather (Naseer) and fights Tony (Winston Chao). But unlike Marlon Brando who plots and kills slyly, Kabali believes in style- driving over his opponents or shooting them on a billiards table. After all, his wife has been killed and he is looking for vendetta after being released from prison.Continue reading “Kabali: A Quick Review”

X:Past is Present Movie Review: Experimental and Interesting

Deep down a lot of us are romantics right?And one of the things that excites us the most is to get nostalgic over our romantic tales,some great,some not so great.Some funny, some tragic, some silly, some plain embarrassing. And in case one feels he/she hasn’t had a colourful life, you may still want to feel or pretend otherwise. There are so many topics that we talk about and things that we tend to do but often get bored of, but falling in love or reminiscing about an old romantic tale is usually not something that one ever gets bored of, well normally at least 🙂 . That’s why it’s no surprise that films like Cheran‘s Autograph (2004) or the recent Malayalam blockbuster Premam have done well. After all these films have an instant connect with our basic psyche, also this perhaps explains why I’ve been looking forward to X: Past is Present or X The Film as it was called earlier.Continue reading “X:Past is Present Movie Review: Experimental and Interesting”

NFDC’s ISLAND CITY wins FEDEORA award for the Best Director of a Debut film

Ruchika Oberoi, the debutant director of “Island City” produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) won FEDEORA award for the Best Director of a Debut film at the recently held 72nd Venice Film Festival.Continue reading “NFDC’s ISLAND CITY wins FEDEORA award for the Best Director of a Debut film”

Manjhi–The Mountain Man Movie Review: Not Perfect but a Significant Film

After watching Manjhi – The Mountain Man, I came out of the theater with a buzzing mind. My eyes had turned a bit moist towards the end of the film but I also had a slight ache quietly making its way into my head. I had a lot of questions running through my mind, several visuals were stuck in my head but, also, a strange sense of incompleteness had infiltrated my heart.Continue reading “Manjhi–The Mountain Man Movie Review: Not Perfect but a Significant Film”

Kaun Kitney Paani Mein: Trailer

KKPM PosterWriter-director Nila Madhab Panda who made some interesting films like I Am Kalam (2010) and Jalpari (2012) made a departure of sorts with Babloo Happy Hai (2014). But he is now back with a film which seems to be more from a zone he is comfortable with, Kaun Kitney Paani Mein. Written by his frequent collaborator, Deepak Venkateshan, the film is produced by Eleaanora Images and One Drop Foundation. The film has an interesting star cast comprising of Kunal Kapoor, Radhika Apte, Saurabh Shukla, Gulshan Grover etc. Music is by Krishna Beura, Mangesh Dhakde, Vishakh Jyoti, Bishakh Kanish and Kanish Sharma while Subhransu Das is the DOP and editing is by Deepika Kalra and Biren Jyoti Mohanty.Continue reading “Kaun Kitney Paani Mein: Trailer”

Manjhi The Mountain Man: Trailer

Manjhi the Mountain Man Still 1Presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in association with NFDC and Maya Movies, Manjhi -The Mountain Man is directed by Ketan Mehta. Releasing on August 21st, 2015, the film features Nawazuddin Siddiqui in and as Manjhi along with Radhika Apte playing his beloved wife, this biopic is the story of an ordinary man who performed the extraordinary.Sandesh Shandilya is the music composer while Rajvi Jain is the DOP and Pratika Chitalia is the editor.Continue reading “Manjhi The Mountain Man: Trailer”