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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, 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
Saturday, April 22, 2017
There have been so many films about the Holocaust - 'Schindler's List', 'The Pianist', 'Life Is Beautiful', 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas', 'The Book Thief', to name just a few, that one more film that jumps onto that bandwagon, needs to have something new to offer.... More
Monday, April 17, 2017
Srijit Mukherji’s 'Begum Jaan' is the Hindi version of his Bengali film, 'Rajkahini', which does not move beyond its interesting premise.... More
Monday, April 17, 2017
The Fast And The Furious franchise is showing no signs of running out of fuel. The films just keep getting bigger, the action furious-er.... More
Saturday, April 08, 2017
An old man has a premonition of death and decides he must go to Benaras to die and attain salvation. With this skein of gossamer thread, young director Shubhashish Bhutiani has woven a delicate film 'Mukti Bhawan' about life, death and human emotions, often leaving the viewer to understand what is not stated.... More
Saturday, April 08, 2017
If it is possible to make a romantic drama blend with a monster movie, then Spanish writer-director Nacho Vigalondo’s, 'Colossal' has managed this feat and pulled it off too. Even in parts where the film flounders, at least it cannot be accused of being boringly predictable.... More
Saturday, April 01, 2017
It was a good idea—making a prequel to 'Baby', and putting the spotlight on the gutsy Shabana Khan, who had a small role in it. What made a young Muslim girl join a shadowy anti-terrorist cell? And how does she cope in the world of big boys and their relentless violence? The audience would like to know.... More
Saturday, April 01, 2017
It is every parent’s worry—how will the first-born take it when a sibling arrives? 'The Boss Baby' picks a simple idea and makes a mostly enjoyable film.... More
Saturday, March 18, 2017
There couldn’t be any urban kid above the age of three who does not know the story of 'Beauty And The Beast'. For grown-ups there’s another connect altogether--this has the gutsiest heroine of all fairy tales.... More
Saturday, March 18, 2017
In the nineties, when ‘Director Duo’ Abbas Mustan were at their peak and making their twisty-turny thrillers with glamorous and grey characters, audiences enjoyed them.... More
Saturday, March 11, 2017
‘Badrinath Ki Duhaniya' is set in that nightmarishly patriarchal world that our saas-bahu TV serials are made of—men set the rules, submissive women dressed in traditional finery meekly follow.... More
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The giant ape King Kong has had many films (the first was as early as 1933) made about him—the image that comes to mind is the creature atop the Empire State Building, holding a terrified Fay Wray.... More
Saturday, March 04, 2017
James Mangold makes 'Logan' part superhero film and part old-style Western. Hugh Jackman threatens his retirement as Wolverine, seventeen years after X-Men, but gets a possible heir.... More
Saturday, March 04, 2017
If there is a 'Commando 2', there must have been a Commando, but so generic an action film that it eludes the memory completely.... More
Saturday, February 25, 2017
'Rangoon' just goes to show that one shouldn’t believe what is given out by Bollywood’s vast publicity machinery. It is neither about a Fearless Nadia-like star nor is it a remake of the all-time classic 'Casablanca'.... More
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saroo Brierly’s lost-and-found miracle is right out of a Bollywood potboiler but based on a true story. Garth Davis has made a moving and uplifting film called 'Lion', based on Brierly’s book.... More
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Get a group of women, throw them against impossible odds, watch them win, and walk out of the auditorium smiling and doffing imaginary hats, in spite of knowing that the unabashed populism of the film has deftly manipulated the viewer's emotions (recent Bollywood example - 'Dangal').... More
Saturday, February 18, 2017
There have been so few films about the wars India has fought in recent times, that anything seems to be a welcome addition to films on contemporary history.... More
Saturday, February 11, 2017
It’s not very often that the Hindi film industry is able to produce a film that is entertaining and meaningful in its own fairytale way. Subash Kapoor’s Jolly LLB has a struggling lawyer take on the rich and powerful.... More
Saturday, February 11, 2017
The idea is undoubtedly cute and will possibly work with the teenage or pre-teen audiences it is aimed at; anyone above the age of 15 is out of the film’s target group and likely to see it with eyes constantly rolling.... More
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