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.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Spider-Man : Into The Spider-Verse works with the thrilling premise (think of multiple franchise opportunities!) that there may be other ‘Spider-Persons’ in this world and in parallel universes.... More
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Holly Burns, in Ben Is Back, played by Julia Roberts with a missionary zeal,would remind audiences here of Indian, son-worshipping mothers, for whom their darling boys could do no wrong.... More
Saturday, December 08, 2018
The audience for Hollywood movies just has to accept that every few months there will be a big film set in a post-apocalyptic world, with a lot of action and special effects.... More
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Hindi cinema claims to be looking for fresh content, but then someone pitches a 'rich girl-poor boy' love story that ends with a deluge, and it gets greenlit, without anyone thinking that it sounds like old-style Bollywood-meets-'Titanic'?... More
Saturday, December 01, 2018
The 2015 film Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler was designed as a tribute to Rocky—one of Sylvester Stallone’s iconic movie characters, of the never-say-die boxer.... More
Saturday, December 01, 2018
Rajinikanth fans will probably flock to it, those men (maybe some women too), who bathe his cut-outs with milk and dance their way to the theatre screening his films.... More
Saturday, November 24, 2018
As long as race is a burning issue in the US (and the world), a film like Green Book will resonate with audiences.... More
Saturday, November 24, 2018
The Girl In The Spider’s Web came after Steig Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy that introduced the badass heroine Lisbeth Salander or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo; after the writer’s death, the franchise was carried on by David Lagercratnz.... More
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Never mind the Parsi/Indian connection of lead singer that drives Indian fans of Queen gaga, Bryan Singer’s biopic of the band and its star Freddie Mercury –Bohemian Rhapsody--serves up the part of his life that is known and recorded; there is no attempt to go behind the scenes of his volatile life, probably because two former Queen bandmates, Brian May and Roger Taylor, were involved in the making of the film and they probably got in what was absolutely necessary to make it convey their journey, but not enough to “rock you.”... More
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Mohalla Assi, long in the making and beset with censor problems, had some crucial points to make about a changing India, a country where politics and religion make for strange bedfellows, and several centuries co-exist on the banks of the Ganga, in Banaras where the film, Mohalla Assi, is set.... More
Saturday, November 10, 2018
The world’s favourite misanthrope, Grinch, created by beloved children’s author Dr Seuss in his classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas, gets a feature length animated makeover in the film, The Grinch, by Scott Mosier & Yarrow Cheney, with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the green grouch.... More
Saturday, November 10, 2018
If Thugs Of Hindostan has turned out to be such a disappointment, it is because with his recent films, Aamir Khan has shown that his script sense is unerring; so audiences are justifiably wondering what made him pick up a film as bloated and dreary as this one.... More
Saturday, November 03, 2018
A family driving down a dark winding road, obviously lost, comes across a man standing by his stalled car, and ask him where the road goes.... More
Saturday, November 03, 2018
There was that magical Carol Reed film, 'Follow Me' (1972), in which Topol was hired by the wealthy businessman, Michael Jayston, to follow his wife, Mia Farrow, who, he suspects is cheating on him.... More
Saturday, October 27, 2018
This is a film in search of good actors, a sensible plot and a script that is not so convoluted that it trips over its own cleverness.... More
Saturday, October 27, 2018
There is something to be said for perfect casting, even if it borders on stereotype. Saif Ali Khan simply does not pass off a canny Gujarati stock trader, who studied at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in Surat—he can’t even pronounce it.... More
Saturday, October 20, 2018
In the most populous country in the world, when women are having babies at all ages within the child-bearing spectrum and some beyond (with medical advances), a film spends two hours plus going “hawww” because a middle-aged woman is having a baby?... More
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Okay, so Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s 'Namaste England' can be added to the list of the worst films of the year when it is drawn up.... More
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Tumbbad may not be for the squeamish, but it raises the bar rather high for Indian horror/fantasy films that usually follow a familiar template with ghosts or monsters terrorising people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time.... More
Saturday, October 13, 2018
The overbearing Indian mother is a very common entity. She could be a subject for an affectionate send up, especially at a time when there are so few roles for women over forty.... More
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