Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety

Two best friends friendship is tested when one gets engaged to a woman. Who wins out at the end: bromance or romance?

Padmavaati

My biggest fear while watching Padmaavati was that it will be like Bhansali’s previous outing Bajirao Mastani. Both movies are based on historical characters, set in 13th century or so, revolving around a love triangle set in an era where matters are solved through battles. My fears were wiped away as soon as Padmaavati started…

Secret Superstar

It’s been a while since a great movie has been released at the cinema, with the last highly recommended watch being IT. Amidst all these average movies coming out, Secret Superstar proved to shine like a diamond. Having just watched it over the weekend, I cannot help but feel so inspired and motivated in life….

A Gentleman

Sometimes, the reliance of putting two good-looking costars can be the driving force for the audience to sustain itself through the film. Case in point: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, or for that matter Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in Bang Bang. Because we have good-looking people to look at,…

Toilet

Ok, seriously, don’t let the title of the movie put you off like it put me off initially. Why the heck would I want to watch a movie called Toilet? Will the movie be full of crass and below the belt kind of humor? Will the movie be like one of those inane comedy movies…

Jab Harry Met Sejal

The expectations were high. The movie disappointed. Critics and audiences didn’t accept the movie. What happened? A lot apparently. So, here’s the problem with Jab Harry Met Sejal. (On a side note, it’s extremely difficult to get out of my mind When Harry Met Sally, and I am thinking When Harry Met Sejal! So zero…

Hindi Medium

Things are changing in Bollywood. Now you have two types of movies coming out: one, the big-budget-drama-filled, emotional-melodrama ones (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil), and two, the low-budget, offbeat, more grounded to reality (Piku) that come out from nowhere and steals out hearts– while making lots of money at the same time. Hindi Medium is the…

Rangoon

To appreciate Rangoon, one has to have certain foreknowledge of where the director is coming from. Vishal Bhardwaj is the man who brought us Shakespearean adaptations to Bollywood: Omkara (Othello), Maqbool and Haider (Macbeth), these three being the top most prominent ones. They all were adapted so brilliantly, and the audiences lapped it all up….

Kaabil

Kaabil is worth watching for Hrithik Roshan only. Had this movie starred another male lead, the movie would have fallen flat, and certainly not worth your money.   The premise is rather simple.   Rohan (Hrithik Roshan), is a blind man who does voice-over/ dubbing for a living. He is introduced to Supriya (Yami Gautam),…

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

What’s all the brouhaha about? We in Pakistan don’t have the privilege of watching the latest Bollywood film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (This Heart is Difficult- ADHM) which was released this weekend (and has the ever popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan). That’s the problem. Given our other choices at the cinema (Jack Reacher and The…