Baahubali 2: The Conclusion | Review | Spoiler Free

S S Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is an attempted magnum opus which thrives and at the same time is a victim of its own hype. From the time Baahubali 1 : The Beginning hit theatres in 2015 and became a success story , the anticipation, discussions and debate among the masses about the conclusion…

The Zookeeper’s wife | Movie Review | Jessica Chastain

World War II was the greatest travesty towards humanity in the modern world. Taking birth from the broken ramparts of World War I where a group of young rebels preached against the capitalist and bourgeois establishment, the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or better known as Nazi Party transformed into a group which aimed for a high-bred industrialist…

Fate of the Furious | Movie Review | Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron

So here’s the thing – When you are on the 8th film of your franchise, you must at least realize that you can only do so much with flying cars before you become a Michael Bay film. We already know the characters. We have been through their struggle and their journey together. After evolving through…

13 Reasons Why | Netflix Originals | Dylan Minnette

High-school is insane ! There, I said it. Never in your life would you be exposed to a bevy of emotions and a mountain of social pressure as you would experience in those few years. Besides trying hard not to make a fool out of yourself, you would also be expected to build a “solid…

Ghost in the Shell | Movie Review | Scarlett Johansson

Ever since science-fiction has taken to the mainstream, we have held a certain masochistic fascination towards dystopian worlds where advanced technology has sucked out all emotion from the human race, turning us into pseudo-machinas breaking and making new world orders. The internet describes this sub-genre of science fiction as Cyberpunk, as if to compensate for its outrageousness by…

“Only ’90s kids will remember”

The 90s defined crazy like no other. As a transition phase from the sober yet stark serious 80s and the presently dopey millennia, Bollywood went berserk with new ideas juxtaposed with tried and tested storylines. Characters were as colourful as they came and songs were a bit formulaic, yet having the essence of their predecessors. If…

How ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ changed our perception of War

From the limited exposure that I have had of what we call as ‘japanese anime’, I could form a very clear inference that there is a starkly different method of story-telling in the Japanese culture. Anime, as some of you might have guessed, is just a shortened version of the word ‘animation’ but over the years, Anime…

The Boss Baby | Movie Review | Alec Baldwin

Ask me about the best days of my life and I’ll tell you, unequivocably, that it was the time when my little brother came into my life with his chubby little bum and pudgy fingers, smiling like an idiot that he was (and still is!). Strangely, I still remember the day when we went to…

Beauty and the Beast | The story of Gabrielle Villeneueve and Feminism 

The Brothers Grimm are, in many ways, one of the most influential writers in the history of literature. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm made it their life’s purpose to travel throughout Europe in the first half of the 19th century, gathering folklore which was largely unbeknownst to the world. The endearing tales like Hansel and Gretel,…

World Theatre Day | Prithvi Theatre| ‘Ladies Sangeet’ Review

27th March was World Theatre Day. So this write up is an ode to one of the shining glories of the Indian theatre scene, Prithvi Theatre, nestled in the laid back and upmarket area of Juhu,Mumbai. Since 1978, Prithvi Theatre has kept the flag of the stage play circuit in India fluttering high and we hope…

Phillauri | Movie Review | Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma

Among the list of upcoming film trailers, Phillauri was one of the few which had grabbed my attention. I am one of those paranoid movie-goers who is absolutely terrified of being prejudiced about the story before watching the actual film. So much so, that I refrain from reading any reviews or interviews or hearing even the slightest…

Trapped | Movie Review | Rajkumar Rao

Before we even begin to discuss the film, let’s take a breath and revel in the ingenuity of the avant garde that is Vikramaditya Motwane. If that name sounds a tad unfamiliar to you, let me take the liberty to name some of the projects he has worked in either as a Director or a Writer…