IHRC Assigns Merzin Pardiwala President Of Crime Prevention Dept

The International Human Rights Council (IHRC), the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, has assigned Merzin Pardiwala, as the President of the Crime Prevention Department, in keeping with his long-standing dedication as an active IHRC council member devoted to helping victims of domestic violence, hit and run cases, as also […]

Review: Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

It’s not just the title that is alliterative: with bounteous babes, bullets and Biharis– though not necessarily in that order– in good measure, Kushan Nandy’s ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ can lay claim to being a tolerably worthy, albeit milder successor to Anurag Kashyap’s 2012 ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. Contract killer Babu Bihari (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) has no compunctions about […]

Review: Gurgaon

The first few minutes of the film gives you a sneak peak of North Indian culture, real estate wheeler-dealers, gender-bias, sibling rivalry, and more. First-time director Shanker Raman (cinematographer of ‘Peepli Live’, ‘Rocky Handsome’), clearly influenced by the neo-noir films of Anurag Kashyap, has helmed the quizzically titled Gurgaon – showcasing its fanciful malls, buzzing […]

Film Review: Sarkar 3

Forget Dharmatma; forget Dayavan. Sarkar 3 is the closest to The Godfather you’ll get to see — in terms of dialogues, the sepia-coloured frames, the subplots, or even the grating and rasping voice of the Don (one could be forgiven for wondering whether subtitles would be needed). The Bal Thakarey inspired character Subhash Nagre’s (Amitabh […]


‘Split’ has James McAvoy playing Kevin, diagnosed with a dissociative identity disorder and assuming 23 apparent identities — as Barry, as Patricia, or as the lisping 9-year-old Hedwig.  As Dennis, he attacks the father of Claire (Haley Lu Richardson), before driving off with the girl and her two teenaged colleagues Marcia and Casey (Jessica Sula […]

Film Review: Kaabil

Director Sanjay Gupta has always shown a penchant for adapting, or taking inspiration from foreign films — his first directorial venture Aatish (1994) was based on the Hong Kong film ‘A  Better Tomorrow’ (1986). Eight years later he remade Tarantino’s cult ‘Reservoir Dogs’ into the hugely successful ‘Kaante’. Now comes ‘Kaabil’ — part ‘Blind Fury’ […]