Film Review – URI: THE SURGICAL STRIKE

Genre: Action, Drama  Rating: 3/5 138 minutes  Director: Aditya Dhar  In the war room cabinet of a not-so-friendly neighbouring country, a kohl-lined, light-eyed, bearded gentleman (?) sardonically – in response to their dastardly operation which massacred Indian soldiers –  says in Urdu, “What will they do? At the most they will ban our singers and […]

Film Review – MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Genre: Musical, Family, Fantasy  Rating: 4/5 130 minutes  Director: Rob Marshall The first thing one is likely to remember of the 1964 classic ‘Mary Poppins’ are the songs, especially ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ and the wonderfully made-up ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’. Though set in 1935, the sequel comes 54 years later. Michael Banks (Ben Winshaw), a recently widowed dad […]

Film Review: Zero

‘Reach for the moon and the stars will fall in your lap,’ seems to be the philosophy followed by SRK and the people responsible for bringing the film to its title ‘Zero’. In a runtime of two-and-a-half-hours plus, Zero undergoes a series of transformations – possibly more than the number of titles thought of by the […]