Review: Munna Michael

Take a bow, Bomi Dotiwala! After ‘Munnabhai MBBS’, it seems any film with Munna in the title is obligated to have a carrom-playing scene – along with an oblique reference to the queen – and the doctor being ‘gently coerced’ into coming home. While returning home sozzled after being forced to retire as a chorus […]


Loosely inspired by the Bengali Ramdhanu and the Malayalam Salt Mango Tree, Hindi Medium mirrors the agony and woes parents endure while securing admission for their kids in schools. Chaudhary, in his third feature after Pyaar (and Shaadi) Ke Side Effects, has crafted a delightful and light-hearted comedy which expounds on the trials and tribulations […]


Not all books (however enthralling they may be) need to be translated into cinematic versions and Half Girlfriend — whatever that means to Mr. Bhagat — certainly needn’t have. The opening frames of the film show a desolated Madhav having been left high and dry by his not–yet–quantified girlfriend. Rewind to flashbacks — Madhav Jha […]

Film Review: AFTERMATH

On 1 July 2002, after taking off from Moscow, a Bashkirian passenger airliner and a DHL cargo plane had collided over Germany, resulting in a casualty list of 271. Director Lester alongwith writer Javier Gullol have woven the story into a film which, while managing to hold your attention thorough the hour-and-a-half, fails to be […]