WHAT ARE THE ODDS? Movie Review: Bunty Aur Bubbly!

Bunty – well, we will get to that later!

Bubbly, however is Vivek. The leading lady of this tale. Yes, that is right, Vivek is a ‘SHE’. And we have this freewheeling, socially awkward schoolgirl deciding to bunk her scholarship exam when we first meet her. However, her misadventures also cost the head boy Ashwin (Karanvir) to miss his exam as well.Continue reading “WHAT ARE THE ODDS? Movie Review: Bunty Aur Bubbly!”

Ribbon: Trailer

In Rakhee Sandilya‘s directorial debut Ribbon, a young working urban couple is overwhelmed with the birth of a baby girl but they soon realize that parenthood has its own challenges. Based on a story by Ekalavya, the screenplay is written jointly by Rakhee Sandilya and Rajeev Upadhyay (dialogues by Raghav Dutt and Manjiri Pupala), the film features Kalki Koechlin and Sumeet Vyas in the lead. Produced by Prakash Mondal and Swathi Mondal, Ribbon has music by Sagar Desai and Mikey McCleary while Vikram Amladi is the DOP and Rajeev Upadhyay is the editor.Continue reading “Ribbon: Trailer”

Mantra: Trailer

mantra-poster-2Nicholas Kharkongor‘s Mantra is due for release on 17th March. The film which has been crowd funded, has also had a decent film festival run which included winning the Best Feature Film Award at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF), New York 2016 and being part of the Mumbai Film Festival (Jio MAMI 2016) as well as International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2016), Goa. Featuring Rajat Kapoor, Shiv Pandit, Kalki Koechlin, Lushin Dubey, Rohan Joshi and Adil Hussain, the film has music by Sagar Desai while Harmeet Basur is the DOP and Bhupesh ‘Micky’ Sharma is the editor.Continue reading “Mantra: Trailer”

Maroon: Trailer

maroon-posterPulkit‘s Maroon has been doing the festival circuit of late, being showcased recently at Mumbai Film Festival and South Asian International Film Festival, New York. Featuring Manav Kaul in the lead, the film is produced by Jyotsna Nath, Rajeshwari Nath and Bala Krishna Shetty. Soumik Mukherjee is the DOP while Ujjwal Chandra is the editor and Sagar Desai is the music composer.Continue reading “Maroon: Trailer”

Island City: Trailer

Island City PosterIsland City is a forthcoming Hindi film that’s written and directed by Ruchika Oberoi. After a successful festival circuit where it even fetched Ruchika Oberoi the FEDORA prize for the Best Young Director.at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, it is now releasing in India on 2nd September thanks to Drishyam Films. Produced by NFDC, the film has music by Sagar Desai while Sylvester Fonseca is the DOP and Hemanti Sarkar is the editor.Continue reading “Island City: Trailer”

Ankhon Dekhi (2014): DVD Review

Truth- it may mean something for me, while for you it could be totally something else. It is like one man’s freedom fighter is other man’s terrorist. We all have our bias, prejudices and our truth is based on the prism of our experiences. Ankhon Dekhi is one such film, which explores the travails of a man who has to unlearn and look at his ideology towards end of his life.

Set in old Delhi, Rajat Kapoor manages to create a perfect atmosphere of Delhi. Very rarely do we see Indian filmmaker getting atmosphere of the film right. Bauji (Sanjay Mishra) who belongs to a middle class family in Delhi has his own Eureka moment one day. He decides to trust only things which he has experienced or has seen. This decision affects not him but also his family, neighbours and his colleagues.  In the process he also earns a legion of followers who are hooked to each and every word coming out of his mouth.Continue reading “Ankhon Dekhi (2014): DVD Review”

Ankhon Dekhi (2014) Movie Review: A Poignant Flight

Language : Hindi | Running Time : 107 Minutes | Director : Rajat Kapoor

Ankhon Dekhi PosterIn a whimsical scene in the film, one which establishes Rajat Kapoor‘s genius best is one where a boy who cannot stop talking finally lapses into silence. He is holding the hand of Bauji(Sanjay Mishra), his mom and his aunt are sitting and lamenting and people from the “mohalla” are sitting about. As he lapses into silence, the whole scene empties out of sound. There’s a silence which is both dramatic and beautiful. Rajat Kapoor’s “Ankhon Dekhi” is like that moment of silence; poignant, deep and astonishingly beautiful.Continue reading “Ankhon Dekhi (2014) Movie Review: A Poignant Flight”

10 ML Love-Trailer

One wedding, three couples, a whole lot of love, lust and desire make for a heady mix, but add to that a dash of magic potion and an enthralling rendition of the Ramlila and you have a revelation on your hands! Continue reading “10 ML Love-Trailer”