(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
Review of the Netflix Original Sacred Games. Click here.
(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
(An edited version was published in The New Indian Express) When we are introduced to Sanjana (Daisy Shah) in Remo D’Souza’s Race 3, we are told she is into martial arts and that she loves extreme sports. The visuals that accompany this voiceover give us the sad reality. We see her indoors, extracting every fun… Continue reading Race 3
Wrote two pieces on Kaala/Pa.Ranjith/Rajinikanth over the last week for Arre: Before the film’s release, a piece on Rajinikanth as a Trojan Horse for multiple players: Read here On Kaala, Pa. Ranjith and the indictment of Hindu Rashtra: Read here
(An edited version was published in The New Indian Express) Bhavesh Joshi is not a superhero. The first third of Vikramaditya Motwane’s new film is set up too much like a spoof to be taken seriously. We slowly do realize that that is the point. Bhavesh Joshi (Priyanshu Painyuli), Sikandar Khanna (Harshvardhan Kapoor) and Rajat… Continue reading Bhavesh Joshi Superhero