“Tum log humsey better hotey toh tum hamaarey ghulaam nahi hotey,” says gora British army officer, Lawrence (Edward Sonnenblick) to his subordinate Havaldar Ishar Singh (Akshay Kumar). And this, after the Havaldar demonstrated raw courage in the face of extreme danger, by jumping to the rescue of an Afghan woman about to be beheaded as […]

Film Review: Manikarnika

Six-and-a-half decades after Sohrab Modi’s technicolor epic  but commercially disastrous ‘Jhansi ki Rani’ hit the screens, comes a modern-day version with Kangana Ranaut in the lead of Manikarnika (Manu). The common runtime of 148 minutes could be a mere coincidence though. The story begins in 1828 in Varanasi where great fame is predicted for a […]


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 […]