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, […]

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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 […]

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The Fireman by Joe Hill

In all honesty, I picked up this book because of the author, Joe Hill, is Stephen King’s son, and Stephen King has been all time favorite author (he’s written some seriously scary novels!). It goes without the saying that I also absolutely loved the cover, with the slightly dotted texture that makes holding the book […]

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Dunkirk

To the uninitiated, “The Battle of Dunkirk was a military operation that took place in Dunkirk (Dunkerque), France, during the Second World War. The battle was fought between the Allies and Nazi Germany. As part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from 26 May to 4 June 1940.” […]

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Lion

Sometimes I am a little skeptical when it comes to watching films that have been Oscar nominated. At times I am left with a feeling as to why a particular movie won and why not the other? Other times, when I see the “based on a true story” tagline, I wonder how much of it […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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