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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya

Mirza-Sahiban, like every other love story, is a great tragedy. And we know Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra loves his tragedies. The attraction is magnetic, like Mehra’s filmmaking when it is at its best. He makes his characters go through a moral and ideological exercise that invites them to a position of suffering and ultimately, death. This… Continue reading Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya

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Neeraj Pandey’s MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

In a scene, a potential sponsor asks Dhoni’s well-wisher Dhoni kya Tendulkar hai? And the reply is shot back nahin paaji Dhoni Dhoni hai. The paaji is obviously important. There isn’t another succinct descriptor for a phenomenon such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Most paeans (and this ironically titled The Untold Story is surely one) end… Continue reading Neeraj Pandey’s MS Dhoni: The Untold Story