Jai Gangaajal Movie Review: A Case of Prakash Jha Spoiling Priyanka Chopra’s Party

Few things are more tragic than a creator becoming the destroyer-in-chief of his own cherished creation. Prakash Jha does exactly that with Jai Gangaajal – the not-so-required and oh-so-underwhelming sequel to his 2003 cop drama Gangaajal, a film that was both gripping and realistic despite its underlying theme of vigilante justice.Continue reading “Jai Gangaajal Movie Review: A Case of Prakash Jha Spoiling Priyanka Chopra’s Party”

Chalk n Duster Movie Review : Noble Intentions, Shoddy Execution

Chalk_and_Duster_PosterThe number of private schools in Mumbai is burgeoning rapidly; and privatization means cut throat competition and no job security. Chalk and Duster attempts to throw some light on the plight of teachers in private schools who are paid far less than their counterparts in public schools but face a lot more work pressure along with the constant fear of losing their jobs. The film also tries put across the nobility of the profession of teaching and how it does not get its due in today’s world.

Now, the storyline does not sound too bad and the competition between private schools in Mumbai has seldom been explored on screen. But you just have to see Chalk and Duster to know what a royal mess the film is.Continue reading “Chalk n Duster Movie Review : Noble Intentions, Shoddy Execution”

Satyagraha Movie Review: What truth are we looking for?

Ajay Devgn in Satyagraha. The movie is pretty much like his expression here.
Ajay Devgn in Satyagraha. The movie is pretty much like his expression here.

In “Satyagraha”, in one of the later scenes of the film, Ajay Devgn asks Arjun Rampal to start a political party, who in turn was thrown out of the school by Amitabh Bachchan because he was found involved in antisocial activities.Continue reading “Satyagraha Movie Review: What truth are we looking for?”

Satyagraha: Trailer

Satyagraha PicEver since Prakash Jha comfortably turned to commercial cinema with a vengeance with Gangaajal, he started becoming successful and slowly moving away from the cinema that he once stood for.Continue reading “Satyagraha: Trailer”

Chakravyuh-Trailer

So after disclosing the 1st look of the film with a poster the makers of Chakravyuh have now released a rather lengthy trailer of the film as well. Directed by Prakash Jha the film stars Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpai, Esha Gupta, Kabir Bedi, Om Puri, Anjali Patil etc in the film. Set against the backdrop of naxalism, Chakravyuh takes a look at the Police-Naxalite encounters and tries to examine both sides of the ideology. Continue reading “Chakravyuh-Trailer”