Kaabil | Movie Review | Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam

The 1972 feature Koshish was a landmark in Bollywood as Gulzar gave us one of the first movies where both the protagonists were differently abled. Sanjeev Kumar, in a role of a lifetime along with Jaya Bhaduri played a deaf and dumb couple in a desensitized society trying to lead a normal life. Trailing a…

Raees | Movie Review | Shahrukh Khan

Prohibition, in India, has had an alluring history. Throughout the Independence movement, prominent leaders like Gandhi have held a staunch perspective towards the consumption and ill-effects of liquor among the young who needed to unite in harmony and stand against the enemy. In an attempt to carry forward his anti-addiction policy, the Central and State…

The Founder| Movie Review

It’s 2017 and India, like most progressive economies is buzzing with the clamour about start-ups and entrepreneurship. One of the stories which has inspired a legion of individuals with a penchant for writing success stories with their one killer idea is the story of Raymond Albert Kroc, the “Founder” of the McDonald’s chain of fast-food…

Haraamkhor | Movie Review

Reality is uncomfortable, isn’t it ? The unfettered emotions and the naked truths of a grimy world are difficult to process when subconsciously our brains are attuned to phase out or masquerade such thoughts by over-writing them with all that is shiny and clean. This basic survival mechanism is what keeps most of us far…

Live by Night | Movie Review

The Prohibition is, perhaps, the second most explored subject after World War II. Aimed at being a “noble experiment” as a part of a larger temperance movement, the US Senate ratified the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, effectively banning the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors during the first couple of decades of…

Ok Jaanu | Movie Review

I have never watched O Kadhal Kanmani. And god knows how I have held on. The internal struggle to watch it before this film so as to appreciate the adaptation was hard but I overcame that. When you know that a Mani Ratnam film, that holds such a huge appeal, is being remade, its only…

74th Golden Globes | Roundup’17

2016 has been a great year for films not just because of the quality of cinema that we have come across but also because of the sheer variety in the kind of stories that were presented to the audience. Unlike last year when we had the front-runners having A-list actors in the lead, this year…

Allied | Movie Review

There are few directors in the Cinema Fraternity today who enjoy an illustrious career such as Robert Zemeckis does. With classics like the Back to the Future Trilogy, Forrest Gump, Castaway, The Polar Express and The Christmas Carol to name a few, Zemeckis’s prolific productions span the full range of film genres. Zemeckis’s long association…

Bates Motel | Netflix | Series Spotlight

No points for guessing if you could discern what this series is about just off of the title. For the others who might still be wondering, the catchphrase here is ‘Bates Motel’ which incidentally is the very same “Bates Motel” from the classic Hitchcock thriller Psycho. The 1960 film is no less than the proverbial mecca for generations…

Angie Tribeca | Series Spotlight

There are three kinds of comedies which reside proudly in our “Comedy Series_English” folders. First are the ones deemed a must watch by critics and fans worldwide due to their universal elements and evergreen gags, like Seinfeld and Arrested Development. The second are the ones which are watched more due to peer pressure and repeated…

Humorously Yours | Review

Three years ago I chanced upon a job opening posted on Facebook. Having followed the rise of this progressive new content developers, curiously titled The Viral Fever, I was excited at the prospect of having a shot at joining the team. The office was a makeshift bungalow in Andheri West and the people running the…