Movie Review – Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)

When I saw the trailer of this movie, I thought there was something rustic and peculiarly attractive about it. And since Parineeti Chopra was one of the leads, I hoped it'd be a fun watch. But as most high hopes do, this too shattered. Haruki Murakami in his book Kafka by the shore says "Nobody … Continue reading Movie Review – Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)

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Movie Review – Satyagraha (2013)

There was a lot of hype generated for this flick given it's inspiration from Anna Hazare and his movement, but the movie disappoints in more ways than one. For a movie that names itself Satyagraha, it does not inspire or evoke even an iota of patriotism. And what startles more is that a movie which … Continue reading Movie Review – Satyagraha (2013)

Movie Review – Men In Black 3 (2012)

Year of Release: 2012 *ing: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson Verdict: 2.5/5 Even before you hit the theatre, you know what to expect from the MIB series - weird looking aliens, memory erasing devices and some fine stunts. So how does MIB-3 differ from this staple diet? Read on.. Although I … Continue reading Movie Review – Men In Black 3 (2012)

Movie Review – Ishaqzaade (2012)

Year of Release: 2012 *ing: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Gauhar Khan Verdict: 2.5/5   After the astounding and surprising success of Paan Singh Tomar, it seems like Bollywood has taken fancy to the “small-town” stories. Ishaqzaade is set in a small fictional town called Almor in UP. It’s the story of the hateful vengeance and … Continue reading Movie Review – Ishaqzaade (2012)

Movie Review – Kahaani (2012)

Year of Release: 2012 *ing: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Verdict: 3/5 When the biggest star of 2011 asks you to go watch a movie, you don’t question, you just do. That’s the effect Vidya Balan has on people these days. But in Bollywood you are only as good as your last movie, so … Continue reading Movie Review – Kahaani (2012)

Movie Review – Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Year of Release: 2012 *ing: Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill Verdict: 4/5 “Beehad mein toh baagi baste hain, Dakait toh parliament mein hote hain”. This power packed line delivered by the performance powerhouse Irrfan Khan in the promos was enough to drive the audiences to the theater. And boy were they in for a joyride! PST … Continue reading Movie Review – Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Movie Review – Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (2011)

Year of Release: 2011 Stars: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Parineeta Chopra, Aditi Sharma, Dippanita Sharma Verdict: 2.5/5 What do you get when you use the old ingredients to prepare a seemingly new dish? A dish that you think is innovative but the customers don't. This is what has happened with Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl. You … Continue reading Movie Review – Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (2011)