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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, May 20, 2017
For years and years, it has been a Bollywood formula to have two people from different class backgrounds fall in love. So Mohit Suri’s 'Half Girlfriend' based on Chetan Bhagat’s book is not all that new.... More
Saturday, May 20, 2017
In this age of escapist cinema, a filmmaker takes up a major issue and instead of preaching has the skill to turn it into satire is cause enough to applaud Saket Chaudhary.... More
Saturday, May 13, 2017
There is a statue of a bulldog in the sitting room of Subhash ‘Sarkar’ Nagre, that is witness to all the action in the room— the growling, scheming and an occasional murder when Sarkar lures a prey into his den.... More
Saturday, May 13, 2017
If a master filmmaker like Ridley Scott retreads his own monster-in-space films, which, subsequently others have borrowed from (the recent 'Life' by Daniel Espinosa), he can still add a wallop to the seen-before material.... More
Saturday, May 06, 2017
This Marvel production, James Gunn’s sequel to the huge hit 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', will please fans, but might leave others a bit underwhelmed.... More
Saturday, April 29, 2017
When the first part of 'Baahubali' was released, the question in the review was, “Rajamouli has made India’s most expensive film so far, and undoubtedly matched the CGI magic of any Hollywood film.... More
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
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