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Film Review
Deepa Gehlot
Your regular dose of even-handed criticism of movies that actually help you decide whether to go or just skip the show. This column combines both film reviewing as well as reporting, opening up the world of Bollywood that everyone finds so fascinating.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
If a film aims at being a musical romantic action comedy, then it is biting off more than it can chew, to begin with.... More
Saturday, July 15, 2017
A quick recap about what happened in 'Dawn and Rise', and Matt Reeves goes right into 'War For The Planet Of The Apes', the third part of a rebooted franchise (the first Planet of the Apes was way back in 1968).... More
Saturday, July 08, 2017
On the surface Ravi Udyawar’s 'Mom' is fine, it taps into the current outrage over violence against women and then gives the easy solution of movie-style revenge and catharsis.... More
Saturday, July 08, 2017
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' assumes that its fan base knows the story of how Peter Parker became Spider-Man. In Jon Watt’s new film, the beginning of yet another franchise, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is a fifteen-year-old nerd, not quite sure what to do with his superpowers.... More
Saturday, June 24, 2017
After the love-thy-enemy message in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', Kabir Khan repeats it in 'Tubelight', replacing Pakistanis with Chinese, and keeping on his simple-minded hero played by Salman Khan.... More
Saturday, June 17, 2017
For those who do not know of hip-hop artiste Tupac Shakur and his music, Benny Boom’s All Eyez On Me will make very little sense to them.... More
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The 'Cars' movies may not be high up on the Pixar pedestal of winners like 'Finding Nemo', 'Ratatouille' or 'WALL- E', but there is something funky about a world made up of anthropomorphic automobiles.... More
Saturday, June 10, 2017
A strange guy follows a girl home, and though she pretends to be annoyed, she has him in her bed on day two. Stalkers rejoice!... More
Saturday, June 10, 2017
It’s odd that a star like Tom Cruise should attach himself to a jazzed up B film, rebooting the old horror-action franchise The Mummy. Perhaps he just liked the idea of starting a new series and being a rough-and-tumble Indiana Jones like of hero, with a touch of grey.... More
Saturday, June 03, 2017
When the original 'Baywatch' series ran through the 1990s, it was quite a sensation, with all the skin show, Pamela Anderson running about in slow motion, and the drama happening around a California beach, where a bunch of Lifeguards keep watch.... More
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Konkona Sensharma’s debut feature, 'A Death In The Gunj', has a fine ensemble cast, an unhurried pace and enough intrigue seething under a seemingly calm surface.... More
Saturday, May 27, 2017
The fifth film in the 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' franchise, tries so hard to entertain you wonder why the makers are even setting up for an extension. ... More
Saturday, May 27, 2017
It is considered politically incorrect by today’s standards to lionise white men (and some women), who crashed into other civilisations in the name of exploring, treating alien races as lab rats and destroying their indigenous cultures; still there is something brave and heroic about that sense of adventure that took curious people into uncharted regions, shrugging aside the dangers. ... More
Saturday, May 20, 2017
For years and years, it has been a Bollywood formula to have two people from different class backgrounds fall in love. So Mohit Suri’s 'Half Girlfriend' based on Chetan Bhagat’s book is not all that new.... More
Saturday, May 20, 2017
In this age of escapist cinema, a filmmaker takes up a major issue and instead of preaching has the skill to turn it into satire is cause enough to applaud Saket Chaudhary.... More
Saturday, May 13, 2017
There is a statue of a bulldog in the sitting room of Subhash ‘Sarkar’ Nagre, that is witness to all the action in the room— the growling, scheming and an occasional murder when Sarkar lures a prey into his den.... More
Saturday, May 13, 2017
If a master filmmaker like Ridley Scott retreads his own monster-in-space films, which, subsequently others have borrowed from (the recent 'Life' by Daniel Espinosa), he can still add a wallop to the seen-before material.... More
Saturday, May 06, 2017
This Marvel production, James Gunn’s sequel to the huge hit 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', will please fans, but might leave others a bit underwhelmed.... More
Saturday, April 29, 2017
When the first part of 'Baahubali' was released, the question in the review was, “Rajamouli has made India’s most expensive film so far, and undoubtedly matched the CGI magic of any Hollywood film.... More
Saturday, April 22, 2017
In the commercial films of 1980-90s, rape was a standard plot device to enable the hero—and sometimes the heroine—to take gory revenge.... More
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