Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Movie review

Emraan Hashmi in a still from Why Cheat India | @EmraanHFilms/Twitter

No cheatsheet can rescue Emraan Hashmi’s Why Cheat India

Preachy dialogues and a half-baked script pull the film down.
Anupam Kher in a still from the film | Facebook

Any resemblance of Anupam Kher to Manmohan Singh is purely accidental

Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister is a far cry from both Manmohan Singh’s life and politics.
Poster of Zero | Facebook @iamSRK

Why I would have walked out of Shah Rukh Khan’s film Zero within minutes

The fundamental right to see Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer Zero is denied to most in the disabled community.
mirch masala

Smita Patil’s Mirch Masala is the movie a post-#MeToo India must watch

Smita Patil left an indelible impact with her unique sensuality, resolve and vulnerability in Mirch Masala.
A poster from 2.0 | Facebook

Rajinikanth’s film 2.0 has dazzling CGI and Thalaiva in a triple role, but nothing can save it

Akshay Kumar, the bird-loving villain and Rajinikanth, the bird-disrespecting hero fight it out in this 3D film. 
A still from Pihu | @vinodkapri/Twitter

Pihu is not India’s Home Alone. It is 100 shades darker

The makers tell a story about entrapment through a two-year-old’s eyes.
Jaya Bachchan and Nandita Das in a scene from Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa | YouTube

As DD journalist is killed by Naxals, here’s how Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa showed sense of loss

Govind Nihalani’s 1998 film is a riveting take on the Naxalbari movement that shook Kolkata’s rich and poor alike.
A still from the trailer | YouTube

Baazaar is a stock exchange thriller that fails to take the bull by the horns

The kemcho-filled finance thriller exposes corruption and political rigging in Mumbai’s Dalal Street.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...