Film Review – BADLA

There is little likelihood of the regular Indian movie buff having watched a 2016 Spanish film, whose English translation was ‘The Invisible Guest’. Sujoy Ghosh (director of the Kahaani films and producer of Te3n), known for his penchant for mystery and thriller films, has adapted Oriol Paulo’s Spanish film, but with a gender role reversal. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Film Review: SANJU

Genre: Biography, Drama, Comedy Rating: 3.5/5 162 minutes Director: Rajkumar Hirani Clearly deviating from their forte — comedy (Munnabhai films, 3 Idiots), established writers Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi have tried their best to incorporate elements of the genre in their biopic of Sanjay Dutt — ‘Sanju’. The film traces certain phases of Dutt’s chequered […]