Movie Review : Hindi Medium

StarCast : Irfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal, Amrita Singh Plot : A satire on the admission system in Delhi Review : Hindi Medium takes me back to my favourite Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie, Chupke Chupke (1975), a movie that celebrates the spirit of Hindi. Forty-Two years down the line and we have Hindi Medium that…

 Movie Review : Noor 

Noor is Sonakshi Sinha’s most confident movie till date. Her character Noor Roy Chaudhary is believable as an irresponsible journalist who messes up her first big chance of foraying into ‘real journalism’ only to make the most of her second one. The first-person narration does get to you at times. Actors Kanan Gill and Manish…

Farooq Shaikh….The Boy Next Door..

The year was 1973 and a young actor made his presence felt in a supporting role alongside stalwart Balraj Sahni in M.S Sathyu’s Garam Hawa (1973). The movie marked the birth of the Indian New Wave/Parallel cinema in Hindi film industry. A small role in Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977) paved way for a…

8 movies that make Steve McQueen “THE KING OF COOL”

Terence Steven McQueen or Steve McQueen, the ultra-cool movie star of the 60s was “The King of Cool”. His anti-hero persona added to his popularity among the masses. Here are 8 movies that defined his cool-quotient throughout 60s. 1. The Magnificient Seven (1960) – Christened as Vin…The dangerous one, this was Steve McQueen’s first big…

LION…roars….and how!

Plot : True story about 5 year old ‘Saroo’, lost in India only to find himself 25 years later in Australia. Based on ‘A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierley. Star Cast : Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham Review : Every once in a while comes a movie about survival that unknowingly ends up spreading the…

Dirty Dancing….Anybody ??

Calling La La Land a musical wouldn’t be fair to all those musicals that we have enjoyed for decades now. Hollywood had been adding music to its movies since 1927 when The Jazz Singer hit the screen, but it was the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers pairing that received universal attention in the form of classics like The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top…

“SPECT-acular RISE, MAGNIFICIENT fall”

Plot : A bootlegger for whom his mother’s life sermon is way above the LAW! Star Cast : Shahrukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Atul Kulkarni, Zeeshan Ayyub Review : Raees is all about Shahruk Khan reprising back his Baazigar days when he would loose it on petty things. In Raees, the trigger word is ‘battery’. Call him that and…

Visual-ante…..

bloggPlot : A ‘not so vulnerable’ visually handicapped man , taken on a handicapped system. Star Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy, Girish Kulkarni, Narendra Jha Review : Coming from a production house(Film Kraft) that has given us movies of great stature like Khudgarz, Karan Arjun, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Koi…

Kahaani2..Saving Grace

2016 has its share of ‘squeals’ (I meant……sequels) but barring Housefull 3, Jai Gangaajal or Force 2,  none of the sequels hit the bullseye really. The month of November itself saw two promising movies, Tum Bin 2 and Rock On 2 go down the drain. The makers may blame it on the cash crunch but…

DEAR ZINDAGI..Galey laga le

The year 2012 was a great year for Bollywood. Some very fine movies like Paan Singh Tomar,Kahaani,Gangs of Wasseypur made their way to the silver screen, actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui finally got their due after years of struggling but above all it was an year that marked the comeback of Sridevi after 15 long years….

ROCKY……40 years of inspiration!

Way back in 1976, a champion boxer chose a young Philadelphian lad to stand before him in the boxing ring. What was initially set up as an exhibition match to bring the champion back on the map turned out to be a ‘lifetime opportunity’ for the underdog. The champion boxer was Apollo Creed and the…