Sriram Raghavan proves to be a flawed genius in Ayushmann starrer Andhadhun

  The greatness of the film aside, one of the biggest flaws of Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun is that it symbolically lets the cat out of the bag by making the viewer realize that the protagonist can actually see and he is not blind. There are ample scenes when you can actually catch on. Had Raghavan not done so and ended at the scene where Ayushmann … Continue reading Sriram Raghavan proves to be a flawed genius in Ayushmann starrer Andhadhun

Nandita Das helmed Manto is about a thought you cannot kill

Nandita Das directorial Manto is not about a man it is more about a thought. It is about someone who wants to break free. Speak what he wishes to. Rise above the shrill rhetoric and prove that his voice is crucial in an age when voices are being suppressed. It is about living life on your own terms and seeing life beyond the usual black … Continue reading Nandita Das helmed Manto is about a thought you cannot kill

From Antaheen to Ghoul, Radhika Apte is just getting started

Radhika Apte has had a great run in the Indian film scene and her latest hattrick on Netflix goes to show that she has surely upped her game over the years despite odds against her. Radhika has over the years grabbed eyeballs for the unconventional roles she plays. More over her dare to bare attitude has been much of a talking point in the media … Continue reading From Antaheen to Ghoul, Radhika Apte is just getting started

A street play named Dastak

The woman of today is headstrong. She walks shoulder to shoulder with men. She is more in your face. She likes to enjoy life and bask in merriment. She is her own queen. That could be one way of seeing things in the modern day scenario. The flipside still remains that the sacrifice of the many Damini’s, Gudiya’s and Chhoti’s who fell prey to perverts … Continue reading A street play named Dastak

वो मखमली आवाज़ का जादूगर जिसने पंडित नेहरू को धराशायी कर दिया था

मखमली आवाज़ के जादूगर मोहम्मद रफ़ी एक बहुत ही हर दिल अज़ीज़ फनकार थे. जिस पाकीज़गी के साथ वो भजन गाते थे उसे सुनने के लिए हर शक़स बेताब रहता. अनगिनत हिट्स दे चुके रफ़ी उन चुनिंदे नगीनों में से थे जिन्होने ना केवल हिन्दी में बल्कि अलग अलग भाषाओं में अपने आवाज़ का जादू बिखेरा. यून तो कई किससे रफ़ी साब के मशहूर हैं … Continue reading वो मखमली आवाज़ का जादूगर जिसने पंडित नेहरू को धराशायी कर दिया था

अमिताभ बच्चन का वो एक सीन जिसने करोड़ों धड़कनों को रोक दिया था

सदी के महानायक अमिताभ बच्चन को कौन नही जानता. आज भी उनको ऑनलाइन उतनी ही इज़्ज़त मिलती है जितनी की ऑफलाइन. उनके दीवाने ना केवल उनके घर के चौखट पर पहुँच जाते हैं, बल्कि उनकी एक छोटी सी तक़लीफ़ को अपनाने में कोई कसर नही छोड़ते. शायद यही वजह है की शाहेंशाह आज भी अपने लेख, और बातों में अपने क्रोर चाहने वालों को याद … Continue reading अमिताभ बच्चन का वो एक सीन जिसने करोड़ों धड़कनों को रोक दिया था

Kabir Khan’s Tubelight has its heart in the right place

War is never an option, if you can conquer animosity and hate you can kill the seeds of war. This is precisely what Kabir Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ tries to tell its audiences by adapting a 2015 American Film ‘Little Boy’ Set in the backdrop of the 1962 Sino Indian War, Tubelight reinforces the need for mankind to have hope in the toughest of times. Kabir Khan … Continue reading Kabir Khan’s Tubelight has its heart in the right place

Sandeep Singh: The Real Soorma

Hockey has never been a focus point when it comes to sports but the recent trends in Bollywood and on the field show that the wheels of fortune for the game are turning. Chak De India to Soorma, the big guns in the trade are actually investing time, money and talent to create onscreen portraits of lesser known hockey heroes who deserve all the limelight. … Continue reading Sandeep Singh: The Real Soorma

Rajkumar Hirani’s 200 crore baby ‘Sanju’ lacks spine

  I don’t know if Sanju’s opening scene is made to state the obvious or is it about yet another scene in a film that slips off track as we proceed. Sanju opens with a writer reading the opening of a book based on the actor. The writer Piyush Mishra in this case is reading the first lines as he compares Sanjay Dutt to Bapu … Continue reading Rajkumar Hirani’s 200 crore baby ‘Sanju’ lacks spine

Cinema aficionado Kriti Nagar lives to walk the unbeaten track as filmmaker

As a person of the creative process, Kriti Nagar has made more than 30 Ad and Short films. Working in close coordination with advertising agencies in India and Abroad, she now boasts of a broad production slate. It was the first half of 2010. Amity University Lucknow campus then situated at the Viraj Khand building in Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar was abuzz with news that cinema … Continue reading Cinema aficionado Kriti Nagar lives to walk the unbeaten track as filmmaker