Kapoor and Sons (Since 1921)

  In the Asian culture, family is a very important element. There have been countless movies that revolves around families, ranging from the brilliant Piku to the high profile but phony Dil Dhadakne Do (though in my opinion Monsoon Wedding is the best movie that deals with the breakdown of familial relations and ultimately redeeming…

Fitoor

Every once in a whiles comes a movie out from Bollywood that is based on a novel, such as Omkara (Othello), Maqbool (Macbeth), Lootera (The Last Leaf) among many others. Fitoor, as is made clear in the opening credits of the film, is itself based on the widely read Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. With that piece…

Tamasha (2015)

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…”—As You Like It, Shakespeare. It is with this premise that we enter the world of Tamasha, which has upon its release has become one of the most divisive movies that have the audiences split right down the middle: either you love or…

Katti Batti

Katti Batti This review is a SPOILER ALERT. If you plan on watching this movie, look away. The movie had everything going for itself: More than 5 million hits on the trailer A very positive music review Kangana Ranaut, hot off from Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, is in it Imran Khan, who people…

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

We follow the story of Shahida, a precocious six year old mute girl from Sultanpur, Pakistan who, along with her mother, pays a visit Delhi to seek the blessings of the saint for her speech impediment. Upon their return, Shahida is left behind in India and separated from her mother who reaches Pakistan. Lost, Shahida…

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Several years ago, a little unknown movie came out, Tanu Weds Manu, which went on to become a sleeper hit upon release. This month, its sequel came out, and in a very rare case in Bollywood, the sequel surpasses the original. We meet the married couple in London four years after their whirlwind romance. They…

Piku

Not to be mixed up with Aamir Khan’s PK, Piku is that small budget movie that came out from nowhere to literally bow(e)l us over with its warmth, simplicity and love. Set in Delhi, the story is focused on Bhasokar Banerji (a wonderful Amitabh Bachchan), a 70 year old senile man with chronic constipation, and…

Lootera

Many a times, a small budget Indian movie will come along which you will not take notice off due to some big budget movie released alongside. You hear from others about this little said movie and you finally watch it to realize what a masterpiece it is. We often overlook these small budget movies, which…

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Sometimes the less you know about the movie, the higher the entertainment value. DBB is one of those movies. Setting: 1940s, Calcutta. WW2 is in progress. We meet Byomkesh, an awkward youngster whose is requested by a stranger, Ajit, to help him locate his missing father. This being Byomkesh first detective case, we follow his…

NH 10

The title refers to the National Highway that the young couple travel on. Meera (Anushka Sharma) and Arjun (newcomer) take some time out from their crazy hectic urban lives to celebrate Meera’s birthday. En route, at a pit stop, an awkward skirmish with a local goon lands the couple into deep trouble and thus begins…