Netflix India’s Delhi Crime bags ‘Best Drama Series’ at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020

Netflix’s Delhi Crime produced by Golden Karavan, SK Global Entertainment and FilmKaravan which is based on the 2012 gangrape-murder case, won an International Emmy in the ‘Best Drama Series’ category, making it the first ever EMMY for India. Delhi Crime, directed by Richie Mehta, starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Duggal, Adil Hussain, Yashaswani Dayama and Rajesh Tailang is a fictionalised crime drama. The story is based on the painstaking investigation into the 2012 Delhi gang-rape which dives into DCP Vartika Chaturvedi’s search for the culprits, as India’s capital city reels in the aftermath of the brutal gangrape.Continue reading “Netflix India’s Delhi Crime bags ‘Best Drama Series’ at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020”

Commando 2 Movie Review: Mission Epic Failure

4 years back, when the trailers of Commando showed up, one wasn’t sure whether to be intrigued by the promos, or to dismiss it as yet another mindless actioner. But the experience turned out to be good fun, as the movie was more than your normal dishoom dishoom experience, and was a compelling tale of a cat and mouse chase between a crime boss pursuing the object of his lust, and a young battle scarred soldier trying to protect her. The action choreography here was unlike what one was normally used to, and the claustrophobic nature of its jungle setting, plus a truly menacing villain (which is a rarity in Indian Cinema), and you had a rather fun watch. But with the promos of the sequel promising to be an action packed take on the war on black money, does Commando 2 take the franchise to the next level?Continue reading “Commando 2 Movie Review: Mission Epic Failure”

Brothers: A Quick Review

Brothers PosterBrothers- the official remake of ”Warrior”- sees Akshay Kumar in one of his best and intense roles. But trying to strike the balance between Bollywood and Hollywood, the director Karan Malhotra gets confused and gives us a mediocre version of what could have been a big blockbuster.Continue reading “Brothers: A Quick Review”

Brothers Movie Review: Mother of Yawns and False Dawns

I haven’t yawned this much while watching a film in a long long time. Yes, Brothers is a rare gem of a film in that sense. But, I have had this feeling of ‘when will this film end’ for so many other Hindi films that have released this year. Brothers is truly run-of-mill in that sense.

Karan Malhotra, the director who gave us the commercially successful but perennially boring remake of the 90s cult classic Agneepath, comes back with another remake in form of Brothers (official remake of 2011 Hollywood film Warrior and does exactly what he has done before – he bores us to death. Okay, near death (conceding the fact that I am still alive to write this review). At times, I struggle to respond to those ever-inquisitive souls who come up to you after you have watched a film and ask you – how was it? A film like Brothers makes your job easier– you can simply say ‘boring’ and the answer shall perfectly suffice.Continue reading “Brothers Movie Review: Mother of Yawns and False Dawns”

Dil Dhadakne Do Movie Review : All Is Well That Ends Well

I have decided to do short reviews of films whenever I am low on time. Yes. That works better for everyone reading it as well. So yay!Continue reading “Dil Dhadakne Do Movie Review : All Is Well That Ends Well”

Dil Dhadakne Do Review: Crowded and Confused, But Candid

That Zoya Akhtar is brilliant at mounting emotions on lavish urban backdrops is now part of the Hindi film industry folklore. Luck by Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Zoya’s previous two films, had lovely interplay of innate, mostly unexpressed human emotions in the backdrop of a breathtaking canvas. In fact, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) went on to become an urban cult film on friendship, bonding and self-realization. Dil Dhadakne Do comes at the back of the hugely successfully and much loved ZNMD and hence the expectations from the film are sky-high. Does Dil Dhadakne get your heart pumping like how ZNMD did? Sadly, the answer is in negative. Dil Dhadakne Do, albeit an honest and occasionally sincere effort in the tricky family drama/comedy genre, eventually fails to sail through and sinks without leaving much trace on your mind’s waters.Continue reading “Dil Dhadakne Do Review: Crowded and Confused, But Candid”

Lakshmi (2014) Movie Review: A Grim And Emotionally Battering Tale

Language : Hindi | Running Time : 116 Minutes | Director : Nagesh Kukunoor

imageszWe have heard about little girls being sold to the flesh trade. We have heard about some underage girls working in the red light district after being sold by their own family or being kidnapped from their villages. The person selling the girl might be family or in some cases might be just another middleman. Underage girls are commodities. In one scene it is told that an underage, virgin girl is raped by a man because he thinks that he will be cured of AIDS if he manages to have intercourse with her. Little girls are commodities. Nagesh Kukunoor‘s “Lakshmi” is the story of a girl who is caught in such a trade; taken away from her family and humiliated, raped and her never dying will to survive and escape.Continue reading “Lakshmi (2014) Movie Review: A Grim And Emotionally Battering Tale”