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, September 23, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to his Kingsman: The Secret Service, and is in same, loud, colourful comic-book mode (it is based on a comic by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons after all), with excessive but jokey violence, and guys running around in natty suits.... More
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Dragged to the police station every day and questioned when the Mumbai bomb blasts of 1993 took place, Haseena Parkar says her brother (never referred to by his name in the film) could not have done it because for him, “Mumbai is his first love.”... More
Monday, September 18, 2017
It would be truly amusing if a Chief Minister of UP were as funny and aspiring-to-coolth as Ravi Kishen in 'Lucknow Central'.... More
Monday, September 18, 2017
For a young woman who thinks she is very smart, Praful Patel (Kangana Ranaut) is rather dumb, and that is a fatal flaw in Hansal Mehta’s 'Simran', a film about an Indian woman in the US, who is forced to take to life of petty crime.... More
Saturday, September 09, 2017
The Marathi original of this film was out in 2014, but the Hindi 'Poster Boys' comes out at a time when Bollywood is discovering a tone of frankness about matters sexual.... More
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Gangsters had better start doing some interesting things so that filmmakers who pick up their lives for future biopics can get some non-formulaic plot points. ... More
Saturday, September 02, 2017
The talk of Emergency tagged during the promotion of 'Baadshaho' makes it sound like it has a political statement built in.... More
Saturday, September 02, 2017
RS Prasanna’s 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' is a Hindi remake of the Tamil hit 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham', but its antecedents go back to Bill Naugton’s 1963 play 'All In Good Time', adapted into a 2007 play 'Rafta Rafta' by Ayub Khan-Din.... More
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Bitti Mishra has a dull job with the electricity board, but is supposedly ‘different’ because she smokes, break-dances (badly!) and watches pirated English films.... More
Saturday, August 19, 2017
The fallout of the Partition of India is still impacting our country, so the more it is talked about in books, films and plays (like the Holocaust), the better. There is enough material about those horrific days, but Gurinder Chadha chose to make an insipid love story, set in a dry history lesson.... More
Saturday, August 12, 2017
There was scope for a satire on the new India, if Toilet Ek Prem Katha didn’t fall into the trap of shrill propaganda.... More
Saturday, August 12, 2017
A couple of interesting things about David Leitch’s debut film as director—the leading lady, Chalize Theron is a co-producer, it is based on a graphic novel by Antony Johnston and set in 1989 when the Berlin Wall was about to fall.... More
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Movies seldom go beyond the happy reunion of the opposites who attract each other, for no other reason that they happen to be thrown together.... More
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Gangster movies set in Mumbai have been overdone; it’s time for filmmakers to look for other dystopias and cinematographer-turned-director Shanker Raman’s film Gurgaon has found it in that extension of New Delhi, which is, however, light years apart in spirit.... More
Saturday, July 29, 2017
First the good news: Anees Bazmee’s 'Mubarakan' is not offensive. No double-meaning jokes or toilet humour. The bad news is that for a comedy of romantic mix-ups, it’s a bit heavy-handed.... More
Saturday, July 29, 2017
There are not enough films on India’s freedom movement, and the role of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army has been portrayed in a handful of films.... More
Saturday, July 15, 2017
If a film aims at being a musical romantic action comedy, then it is biting off more than it can chew, to begin with.... More
Saturday, July 15, 2017
A quick recap about what happened in 'Dawn and Rise', and Matt Reeves goes right into 'War For The Planet Of The Apes', the third part of a rebooted franchise (the first Planet of the Apes was way back in 1968).... More
Saturday, July 08, 2017
On the surface Ravi Udyawar’s 'Mom' is fine, it taps into the current outrage over violence against women and then gives the easy solution of movie-style revenge and catharsis.... More
Saturday, July 08, 2017
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' assumes that its fan base knows the story of how Peter Parker became Spider-Man. In Jon Watt’s new film, the beginning of yet another franchise, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is a fifteen-year-old nerd, not quite sure what to do with his superpowers.... More
 1 |   2 |   3 |   4 |   5 |   6 |   7 |   8 |   9 |   10 | 
 
I am a robust, healthy man in my early thirties.
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)Don’t give up a chance to turn an awkward situation into a profitable one. Be diplomatic with colleagues and try not giving your own views in front of others as you could send the wrong signals especially since you are delicately poised for progress. The success of youngsters will make you happy.
- Advertising -
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he has reque
State Bank of India (SBI) said it is reviewing ch
India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to
Read More