Raman Raghav 2.0 Movie Review: Madness Meets Mayhem, Meh!

Directed and written by: Anurag Kashyap Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal Amidst the furore and hype over Udta Punjab, Raman Raghav 2.0 almost made a quiet entry into the theatre screens (one wonders if Phantom Films could have deferred this release instead of having 2 of their productions in consecutive weeks). Its subject matter though,Continue reading “Raman Raghav 2.0 Movie Review: Madness Meets Mayhem, Meh!”

Raman Raghav 2.0 Movie Review: A Serial Killer Posing as God’s Watchdog

So we have a serial killer, a psychopath madman claiming himself to have a direct connection with God and the world is on surveillance with his CCTV camera. Anurag has come full circle round in a way with his psychopath character which started with his protagonist in his first short film “The Last Train to Mahakali”Continue reading “Raman Raghav 2.0 Movie Review: A Serial Killer Posing as God’s Watchdog”

Raman Raghav 2.0: A Quick Review

Raman Raghav is a typical Anurag Kashyap film- a moving hand held camera, dark alleys, haunting music, gore, expletives and drug abuse. It is based on the real life story of a serial killer  with the same name who once haunted Mumbai. However the resemblance stops at that.

Raman Raghav 2.0 Movie Review: Dead On Arrival

It isn’t easy, making a movie about a serial killer. The maker has to walk the fine line between judgment and deification, whilst refraining from the cheap thrill of titillating the audience with the graphic details. However, serial killers do make for a fascinating subject, no matter how many movies have been made in theContinue reading “Raman Raghav 2.0 Movie Review: Dead On Arrival”

Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) Movie Review: “You Complete Me”

RATING: 7.5/10. There’s a stirring passage in Donna Tartt’s campus murder saga THE SECRET HISTORY, where the charismatic and eccentric professor of Greek, Julian Morrow, waxes eloquent to his mercurially talented students on the Dionysian ethics of letting loose, of allowing the primal instincts to take over, exhorting that “if we are strong enough inContinue reading “Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) Movie Review: “You Complete Me””

Dear Huffington Post Reviewer: Slam Dilwale If You Want But Don’t Try and Patronize the Audience

Not every mediocre, below par product has to ‘suck’ and stop existing. Yes, I know it is 2015 and the audiences’ cinematic taste is evolving, but there is and will always be mediocrity around the corner.

Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 2

This one has been long overdue. I had met Anupama Chopra in the first week of June and published the first half of the interview in the first half of July. However, thanks to writing work related to Masaan promotions on MAM and the post production of my web-series, the second half got inordinately delayed.Continue reading “Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 2”

Rohit Shetty’s “Dilwale”: Exclusive Stills

Come december, Rohit Shetty’s Diwale featuring SRK, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma will be unleashed upon us in cinemas all around us. Undoubtedly one of the more anticipated Hindi films of 2015, we present to you some exclusive stills from a recent shoot of the film.    

Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 1

Let me start this write-up with a bias, just like the disclaimer I put up whenever I write a review. I believe that Anupama Chopra is the most credible film reviewer we have in India right now. She is honest, fair but never mean – three qualities every person with a mouthpiece should have. ThereContinue reading “Rendezvous with Anupama Chopra: Part 1”