Qarib Qarib Singlle Review: A Charming, Heartwarming Romcom

Tanuja Chandra’s Qarib Qarib Singlle is a film to warm your heart, keep you smiling and forget your troubles. Despite being rough around the edges, it has all the right flavours of a wonderful Desi romcom from a roadtrip romance between two delightfully...

Judwaa 2 Review

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what kind of place, if any, the ‘masala-comedy’ school of cinema – like that of David Dhawan – has in this day and age. While there’s nothing wrong with that brand of film, the question is...

Newton Review: A Scathing Look At Indian Democracy

Every so often, amongst all the fanfare, tent-poles, controversies and talk of box-office, there comes a gem of a film that makes those things feel all but redundant. Amit Masurkar’s Newton is one such film. Masurkar’s dark comedy, a scathing look at...

Haseena Parkar Review: Why Bollywood Is Considered A Bad Word

Ordinarily, Apoorva Lakhia’s Haseena Parkar would go down as just another forgettable mainstream clunk-fest but the hefty nature of its subject matter and importance of the story it tries to tell – of the rise of Dawood Ibrahim but more so his...

Daddy Review: Atmospheric And Arresting

Ashim Ahluwalia’s Daddy leaves you with a hunger to ravenously read up on the real story of the controversial figure on which it’s based. It has you eagerly wanting to separate fact from fiction and find out more about the divisive personality....

Baadshaho Review – A Loud, Utterly Pointless Mess

Badshaho is the migraine that just keeps on giving. Among the greatest achievements of this terrible, no-shits-given affair is just how little it has you caring about anything or anyone in the movie. The only ‘filmmaking’ or ‘storytelling’ taking place here is...

Bareilly Ki Barfi Review

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Fairy tale moral aside, this is in many ways one of the core themes of Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s comically charming and thoroughly enjoyable Bareilly Ki Barfi. It’s about what we present to the world...

Jab Harry Met Sejal Review: A Lot Of Fun But Little Else

Is it fair to expect filmmakers only to produce the kinds of films we’ve come to associate with them? Is it right to presume the same level of depth and complexity from each film they make? Are we right to feel short-changed...