An epic called ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ – Movie Review (No spoilers)

Rarely, does a Hindi movie manage to attract international critics as well as the ‘mass’ Indian audience. Rarely, has an Indian director compared to the likes of Quentin Tarentino and Francis Ford Copolla – and that, by international film critics at Cannes. Rarely, does a film have so many strong characters, and portray each one without compromising on the strength of characterisation. Rarely, does a … Continue reading An epic called ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ – Movie Review (No spoilers)

Kahaani: Pre-release opinion – Oh Calcutta!

What is a pre-release review? – It is an opinion about a movie, about expectations BEFORE the movie is released. I hadn’t really thought I would ever write about a movie before even seeing it. But the Calcuttan in me (notice the archaic spelling!) could not resist. I was quite ‘taken’ by the trailer of the movie – it is distinctively Calcutta. Right from “Durga … Continue reading Kahaani: Pre-release opinion – Oh Calcutta!

MOVIE REVIEW: Aarakshan: Based on a true, inspirational story!

Director: Prakash Jha Key Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpai Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Rating: 4/5 Plot Summary: Amitabh Bachchan plays the anchor role of the legendary college professor who single-handedly grows and runs a privately-run institution. His values of sincerity, honesty and giving equitable opportunities to deserving students from all sections of society land him in a situation where he is caught … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Aarakshan: Based on a true, inspirational story!