Haraamkhor Movie Review: Or, Aargh! Move Hindi Indie, Move!

Spoilers ahead!

I watched Haraamkhor when it released. I am writing this now because I’ve gotten obsessed. I’ve not gotten obsessed with the movie itself, but I am obsessed with how desperately the movie tries to be a masterpiece, and ends up being just an okay movie. Haraamkhor starts with two teenage boys in a small Indian town. These two kids are at the brink of losing innocence and are about to take the plunge towards a life of misdeeds and crime. We see their energies inappropriately channeled, and no checks for crossing boundaries. These kids study at a school where studies don’t matter, and people in general have no idea of discovery. This happens a lot in a small towns in our country where parents of such children have had a life of no self-discovery, unending labor, and meagre ambitions. They stop their kids from taking extra food rather than stopping them from stealing.Continue reading “Haraamkhor Movie Review: Or, Aargh! Move Hindi Indie, Move!”

Trapped: Trailer

trapped-posterTrapped is a forthcoming film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the maker of Udaan (2010) and Lootera (2013).  Produced by Phantom Films, the film, a survival thriller, stars Rajkummar Rao, whose character is shut in a Mumbai apartment for 25 days. It was shot in less than a month in Mumbai in 2016. Written by Amit Joshi & Hardik Mehta, Trapped has music by Alokananda Dasgupta, while Siddharth Diwan is the DOP and Nitin Baid is the editor.Continue reading “Trapped: Trailer”

Haraamkhor: Trailer

haraamkhor-poster-2Haraamkhor’ is a forthcoming Hindi film directed by Shlok Sharma.The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi. The film which has been long ready and been noticed in the festival circuit is now finally being released by Indian Film Studios on 13th January, 2017. Produced by Guneet Monga, Feroze Alameer, Anurag Kashyap and Achin Jain, Jasleen Royal is the music composer of the film while Siddarth Diwan is the DOP and Kratika Adhikari is the editor. The film was shot in 16 days only.In April 2015, a FIR was registered against director Shlok Sharma on a complaint by Balbharati, Maharashtra’s textbook bureau, objecting to striking similarities between its logo and promotion scenes from Haraamkhor. Haraamkhor was premiered in 15th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) and Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Nawazuddin Siddiqui received the Best Actor award for the film at the New York Indian Film Festival.Continue reading “Haraamkhor: Trailer”

“I feel jittery whenever Titli is called an indie” – Kanu Behl

KanuBehl, the co-writer and director of the upcoming YRF-Dibaker Bannerjee co-production TITLI, talked to us about the journey of the film.

 With one day left for the release of Titli how are you feeling?

I am very excited. We did not make it for the festivals. Never thought of Cannes. It was always meant for the Indian Audiences. Humari mitti, humare characters, humari kahani… It is all told in a very simple language. I am therefore very curious to see the reactions of the Indian audiences.Continue reading ““I feel jittery whenever Titli is called an indie” – Kanu Behl”

Aditya Chopra gave the tagline for his upcoming next Titli

Besides producing Titli along with Dibakar Banerjee Productions, Aditya Chopra, the head honcho of Yash Raj Films has also given the tagline to the film – ‘ har family, family nahi hoti.’The co-producer Dibakar Banerjee reveals, “We were all struggling to find a befitting tagline for the poster. But nothing good was coming out. I was feeling a bit stuck when Adi very casually came up with this line and I realized that he just gave me the tagline. It came out very naturally from him”  Continue reading “Aditya Chopra gave the tagline for his upcoming next Titli”

Titli: Trailer

Titli-2014-MovieKanu Behl who has been working with Dibakar Banerjee for a while has turned filmmaker with Titli, a film being produced by Dibakar and YRF. The film has been in the news of late, having been selected for the prestigious Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Written by Kanu Behl and Sharat Katariya, Titli has music by Sneha Khanwalkar while Siddharth Diwan is the DOP and Namrata Rao is the editor. Titli features Ranvir Shorey, Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Amit Sial, Prashant Singh, Lalit Behl etc.Continue reading “Titli: Trailer”

Queen(2014) Movie Review: From Rajouri Garden To Amsterdam, Desi Style

Language : Hindi | Running Time : 146 Minutes | Director : Vikas Bahl

Spoilers ahead….

Queen PosterA girl, after being dumped by her fiance, goes on her honeymoon. She goes to Paris and then Amsterdam, her favourite and his favourite city in the world. Her name is Rani and she is a girl from Rajouri Garden, Delhi. Her name is Rani. She tells mightily pleased that it means Queen. Halfway through the movie, she is the queen of our hearts. At the end of it, she holds all the keys to us. She is Kangana Ranaut. And boy, has she finally found herself in the industry.Continue reading “Queen(2014) Movie Review: From Rajouri Garden To Amsterdam, Desi Style”

Queen Movie Review: This Queen Will Steal Your Hearts Alright

Queen Poster NewKangna Ranaut is one Bollywood actress who has always been an enigma of sorts for me. While she had shown promise with her initial films like Gangster, Woh Lamhe and Life in A Metro and even won a National Award for Fashion, she was soon getting typecast in the roles that were coming her way. If that wasn’t the case then the films she chose tended to be outrageously bad like Kites, Game, Double Dhamaal, Rascals etc. In fact barring a Tanu Weds Manu I did not personally like her in any of the films she featured in of late for various reasons. Things seemed to slowly change last year with her presence in films like Shootout at Wadala and Krrish 3, and all of a sudden she seemed to be signing up films which were revolving around her like Rajjo (that it ultimately turned to be a dud is an altogether different story), Queen, Revolver Rani etc. Continue reading “Queen Movie Review: This Queen Will Steal Your Hearts Alright”