(An edited version was published in The New Indian Express) Gold is a Reema Kagti directed film, writing credits shared between Kagti and Rajesh Devraj but it is first and foremost an Akshay Kumar sports film, set at the dawn of independent India, releasing on Independence Day 2018. You know the drill. In the last… Continue reading Gold
(An edited version was published in The New Indian Express) In Akarsh Khurana’s Karwaan, banal existence and daily exchanges feel like customer service calls for the protagonist Avinash (Dulquer Salmaan). He doesn’t think twice about handling an irate customer in the worst way possible but when it comes to saying good night to a neighbour… Continue reading Karwaan
(An edited version was published in The New Indian Express) Atul Manjrekar’s Fanney Khan has one interesting visual. That of a kidnapper bringing eggs and other assorted groceries, and chopping vegetables to prepare a meal for his victim. That whole sequence makes up less than two minutes of Fanney Khan and it doesn’t even happen… Continue reading Fanney Khan
(An edited version was published in The New Indian Express) What do you lose when you lose a director, a bonafide filmmaker who not only chooses the words on his page but also how they get translated into the visual medium? Shashank Khaitan services Dhadak, a remake of Sairat, originally directed by one such filmmaker,… Continue reading Dhadak
(An edited version was published in The New Indian Express) It is Bollywood Wars: Attack of the Biopics. Sanju is still churning out think pieces faster than it is making money which it is making by the truck loads, nothing new to the Rajkumar Hirani-Vidhu Vinod Chopra team, and we already have another one in… Continue reading Soorma
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(An edited version was published in The New Indian Express) The title of Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic is not Sanjay Dutt: The Untold Story. It is not Baba, or, in the interest of rolling off smoothly, Sanju Baba. It is not Dutt, to keep it cool, to keep it all encompassing as if anyone… Continue reading Sanju