Film Review: PADMAN

‘Padma_ _ ‘ seems to be the flavour of the season. Based on the true story of Coimbatore school dropout Arunachalam Murugananthan, who revolutionised the concept of making affordable sanitary pads for rural women, R. Balki’s PadMan is fictionalised enough to stray from the realms of a documentary. Lakshmikant Chauhan is a welder in Maheshwar, […]

Film Review: Phantom Thread

Come Oscar time, and the best that Hollywood has to offer is on display. After ‘There Will Be Blood’ (2007), Phantom Thread reunites director Paul Thomas Anderson and the hugely talented Daniel Day-Lewis.Confirmed bachelor Reynolds Woodcock (DDL) is a scrupulously painstaking and perfectionist couturier – sewing handmade garments for royalty, millionaires and socialites. He hires models […]

Film Review: Padmavaat

History is seldom recorded by the vanquished and, as such, is frequently inaccurate. The film opens to a slew of disclaimers, no doubt prompted by the dictates of the censors to appease the ‘senas’ who had objected to the inaccuracies in the film, which is inspired by the Sufi poet, Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s 1540 epic poem, […]