Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
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.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Television channels are clogged with reality shows that have kids from all over the country showing off their singing and dancing talent. So it is not unrealistic for 15-year-old Insia from Baroda to dream of being a singer. The rest of Advait Chandan’s film goes into the realm of a syrupy fairytale.... More
Saturday, October 14, 2017
While the nepotism debate still rages in Bollywood, a bunch of young actors; some from Anupam Kher’s acting school are cast in a heist caper set in Jharkhand. ... More
Saturday, October 14, 2017
In the 1997 film, Mrs Brown, Judi Dench had played Queen Victoria, who, while mourning the death of her husband, is consoled by John Brown, a member of her household staff in the Scottish estate of Balmoral. It causes a scandal and no small measure of anger amidst her family and staff.... More
Monday, October 09, 2017
The term Cult Film is very loosely bandied about these days, but Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi movie Blade Runner was unarguably one. Based on the late Philip K. Dick's post-apocalyptic story featuring detective Rick Deckard, it was a trendsetter in many ways, though not a big commercial blockbuster in its time.... More
Monday, October 09, 2017
Think of films with food at their centre, and the rich sensuousness of the visuals in films like Eat Drink Man Woman and Babette’s Feast come to mind. ... More
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Thirty years after he played a young pilot in 'Top Gun', Tom Cruise plays another flamboyant pilot in Doug Liman’s 'American Made'.... More
Saturday, September 30, 2017
The original 'Judwaa', starring Salman Khan when he wasn’t a superstar and universal ‘Bhai’ was released in 1997, when many of Varun Dhawan’s fans were perhaps not even born.... More
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to his Kingsman: The Secret Service, and is in same, loud, colourful comic-book mode (it is based on a comic by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons after all), with excessive but jokey violence, and guys running around in natty suits.... More
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Dragged to the police station every day and questioned when the Mumbai bomb blasts of 1993 took place, Haseena Parkar says her brother (never referred to by his name in the film) could not have done it because for him, “Mumbai is his first love.”... More
Monday, September 18, 2017
It would be truly amusing if a Chief Minister of UP were as funny and aspiring-to-coolth as Ravi Kishen in 'Lucknow Central'.... More
Monday, September 18, 2017
For a young woman who thinks she is very smart, Praful Patel (Kangana Ranaut) is rather dumb, and that is a fatal flaw in Hansal Mehta’s 'Simran', a film about an Indian woman in the US, who is forced to take to life of petty crime.... More
Saturday, September 09, 2017
The Marathi original of this film was out in 2014, but the Hindi 'Poster Boys' comes out at a time when Bollywood is discovering a tone of frankness about matters sexual.... More
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Gangsters had better start doing some interesting things so that filmmakers who pick up their lives for future biopics can get some non-formulaic plot points. ... More
Saturday, September 02, 2017
The talk of Emergency tagged during the promotion of 'Baadshaho' makes it sound like it has a political statement built in.... More
Saturday, September 02, 2017
RS Prasanna’s 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' is a Hindi remake of the Tamil hit 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham', but its antecedents go back to Bill Naugton’s 1963 play 'All In Good Time', adapted into a 2007 play 'Rafta Rafta' by Ayub Khan-Din.... More
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Bitti Mishra has a dull job with the electricity board, but is supposedly ‘different’ because she smokes, break-dances (badly!) and watches pirated English films.... More
Saturday, August 19, 2017
The fallout of the Partition of India is still impacting our country, so the more it is talked about in books, films and plays (like the Holocaust), the better. There is enough material about those horrific days, but Gurinder Chadha chose to make an insipid love story, set in a dry history lesson.... More
Saturday, August 12, 2017
There was scope for a satire on the new India, if Toilet Ek Prem Katha didn’t fall into the trap of shrill propaganda.... More
Saturday, August 12, 2017
A couple of interesting things about David Leitch’s debut film as director—the leading lady, Chalize Theron is a co-producer, it is based on a graphic novel by Antony Johnston and set in 1989 when the Berlin Wall was about to fall.... More
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Movies seldom go beyond the happy reunion of the opposites who attract each other, for no other reason that they happen to be thrown together.... More
 1 |   2 |   3 |   4 |   5 |   6 |   7 |   8 |   9 |   10 | 
 
I am a student at an engineering college in India
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)You will make headway in your work and career through sheer hard work and also through an important contact that you recently made. However, don’t expect immediate results from your efforts. A minor misunderstanding at work should not be allowed to spoil your day. Important developments within the family will make you happy.
- Advertising -
Read More