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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, August 18, 2018
A corrupt cop has two front teeth made of gold, and aspires to convert all thirty-two. He says this as he thrashes an innocent Muslim man, as his mother prays outside the police station.... More
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Patriotism is the flavour of the season and Akshay Kumar the new Mr Bharat, who is now doing films that evoke national pride in innovative ways.... More
Saturday, August 11, 2018
'Vishwaroop' was a mostly well-made espionage thriller, which left scope for a sequel; sadly, 'Vishwaroop 2' looks like it was done just to capitalise on the success of the first, and it would have been better if the computer had deleted the script, such as it is.... More
Saturday, August 11, 2018
'Goodbye Christopher Robin', released last year, was a beautifully made story about 'Winnie The Pooh' creator A.A. Milne and his strained relationship with his son Christopher Robin, for whom he wrote those stories about stuffed animals.... More
Saturday, August 04, 2018
The pop group ABBA had enough fans worldwide to make ‘Mamma Mia!’ a huge hit ten years ago.... More
Saturday, August 04, 2018
It is heartening to see a mainstream film take up an issue right out of the headlines. Seen as a straightforward drama about one family’s trauma, Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Mulk’ is mostly engaging.... More
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Karwaan is a lightweight road movie, meant to be life-altering for the characters, and amusing for the audience, but it’s neither too funny nor profound enough.... More
Saturday, July 28, 2018
The 'Mission:Impossible' franchise is one of those that gets better with each film. At the end of every movie you wonder, how will they make a chase more exciting, a cliffhanger more nerve-wracking, Tom Cruise more agile…and they accomplish it.... More
Saturday, July 28, 2018
This is one series that should have stopped at the first – and best – film. With a Part 3 of 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster', director and co-writer Tigmanshu Dhulia overestimates the interest of the audience in a bunch of erstwhile royals, willing to plunge to any depths to hold on to their wealth and power.... More
Saturday, July 21, 2018
There was a reason why Nagraj Manjule’s Marathi film Sairat was such a big hit. It took typical Bollywoodian young love tropes and pushed them into the muck of rural reality, where caste and class differences are so pronounced, that the smallest ember of rebellion can lead to a conflagration.... More
Saturday, July 21, 2018
The antics of a non-scary Count Dracula and his even less spooky monster pals fuelled two installments of 'Hotel Transylvania'.... More
Saturday, July 14, 2018
It’s a good thing that Bollywood is now looking for stories about real life heroes—and hockey player Sandeep Singh is undoubtedly one.... More
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Peyton Reed directs Ant-Man And The Wasp, a sequel to the 2015 film Ant-Man, and this one is faster and funnier, provided the viewer is not already exhausted by all the CGI-laden superhero movies that keep flying out of the Marvel Universe.... More
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Wes Anderson's animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' and the visually stunning 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', are still in the mind, and he delivers the brilliant stop-motion animation film 'Isle Of Dogs'.... More
Saturday, July 07, 2018
In the original 'Sicario' (2015) by Denis Villeneuve, American law enforcers battled the drug cartels of Mexico, to stop the flow of narcotics into the US. It is an ugly war, and both sides are corrupt and brutal.... More
Saturday, June 30, 2018
There are problems inherent in making a biopic of a movie star who is still active, and young enough for all his many shenanigans to have been meticulously reported by the then brazen film press, and a lot by the mainstream media.... More
Saturday, June 30, 2018
‘Escape Plan 2: Hades' is a needless sequel to the 2013 film, starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the only selling point of which was the two aging stars bantering.... More
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
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