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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, June 23, 2018
While every other superhero and heroine pops up with boring regularity, it took fourteen years for the family of Incredibles to return, and what a joy it is to watch Brad Bard sprinkle a dash of ‘normalcy’ to the superheroes. ... More
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The last film in the Ocean’s trilogy was in 2007, so how to carry on a successful caper franchise without overpopulating the cast — Ocean’s 14 would be too much.... More
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Abbas-Mustan had created the 'Race' franchise, with mindless and twisty plots, but their films managed to entertain to some extent. They had glamour, style and a few thrills.... More
Saturday, June 09, 2018
The Rajinikanth myth-making has gone on for so long and with such vehemence that it would be difficult for any star to live up to it; and the possibility of disappointing viewers just goes up with every film that fails to match the hype.... More
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Michael Crichton's 1990 bestseller 'Jurassic Park' was turned into a trend-setting film by Steven Spielberg in 1993, which brought dinosaurs out from textbooks into the world of sci-fi.... More
Saturday, June 02, 2018
This is a film about the problems of rich young women who have no problems.... More
Saturday, June 02, 2018
A superhero in a movie, comic, or graphic novel is meant to be a larger than life figure, who has to save the world. In Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, the masked crusader is a clumsy young man, who starts as a jokey vigilante along with his friends, targeting motorists breaking signals or men peeing on walls.... More
Saturday, June 02, 2018
If someone were to ask what Phamous is about, it would be difficult to answer, except that it is about the unchecked gun culture in the Chambal Valley of Madhya Pradesh, whose ravines, for many years harboured bandits and outlaws.... More
Saturday, May 26, 2018
The times are such that chest-thumping patriotism is gaining in popularity. It’s commendable that Abhishek Sharma picked a subject from the past, which most of today’s generation would be unaware of, the nuclear tests in Pokhran in 1998, that made India a power to reckon with.... More
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Harrison Ford has been immortalised as Han Solo in Star Wars. There have been enough sequels and prequels to the original sci-fi epic, so was another throwback origins story really needed?... More
Saturday, May 19, 2018
If Harsh Chhaya wanted to take an idea from the award-winning Marathi film ‘Ventilator’, he should have simply remade it, instead of turning into a broad, mostly witless, insensitive farce.... More
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Taking the partner for granted is a common enough condition that plagues many a marriage, perhaps more so an arranged match, where the gender roles are drawn by tradition; the man goes out to work, the woman looks after the family.... More
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Saumya Joshi’s Gujarati play on which Umesh Shukla’s film 102 Not Out is based, was funny and had the novelty of a 102-year-old character, who wants to break the world record for longevity.... More
Saturday, April 28, 2018
It was an audacious idea, blending Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s most famous work, Devdas with Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet and setting the film in the political cesspool of Uttar Pradesh.... More
Saturday, April 28, 2018
This the big, bloated Avengers-meet-Guardians Of The Galaxy crossover movie, does not even end in one part (the second comes out next year), to pick the pockets of Marvel Fans.... More
Saturday, April 21, 2018
There is a mismatch between expectation and delivery with Majid Majidi’s 'Beyond The Clouds'.... More
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Jeff Wadlow’s 'Truth Or Dare' is the kind of generic horror film in which young people get into all kinds of trouble because of a silly game.... More
Saturday, April 14, 2018
October may be a test of Varun Dhawan’s stardom, because he has eschewed vanity and toned down his earlier exuberance to mature stillness.... More
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Karthik Subbaraj’s Mercury claims to be the “first silent thriller in Indian cinema” , presumably disqualifying Pushpak because it was more comedy than thriller.... More
Saturday, April 07, 2018
The premise is fascinating – in a post-apocalypse world, on a deceptively calm homestead, a family lives in complete silence, because there are monsters around that hunt by sound.... More
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