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…

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….

Udta Punjab

There was a lot of hype and controvery prior to the release of Udta Punjab. First, lead actress Alia Bhatt got into trouble for portraying a sterotyped Punjabi women. Then the cesnsor board had an issue with language asking for 89 cuts in the movie. Ultimatelty, it was released in India with one cut, and…