Film Review: BEGUM JAAN

Genre Drama Minutes 135 Director Srijit Mukherji Movie Rating 2.5/5 Shot entirely in Jharkhand and set during Independence on the western border  (the original Bengali version ‘Rajkahini’  2015, was set on the eastern border), Begum Jaan  opens with scenes of an old lady stoically  rescuing a young women from going the Nirbhaya way. Begum Jaan […]


Statutory Warning: This play is injurious to health because you may fall off your seat while laughing, especially during the first half! Any play from Silly Point Productions is not at all silly since laughter is serious ‘business’ for them. (Pun on ‘business’ intended considering the ticket prices!) This play picks you up from the very first […]

Film Review – Madaari

The intense chemistry between Nirmal Kumar (Irrfan Khan) and young lad Rohan Goswami (Vishesh Bansal) paves the way for a – not exactly thrilling, but – fascinating film. Nirmal ingeniously kidnaps Rohan, the son of the Home Minister and demands to identify the perpetrators of the man-made calamity which snuffed out the life of his […]

Film Review – Udta Punjab

Recipe for a successful film: take a controversial subject—ensure the outdoor location is a porous state of India—sign a rockstar hero (the shorter the better) — add a diva – X, Y or Z, preferably an ex (doesn’t matter if they do not have scenes together)—sprinkle liberally coloured powder (no kitchen condiments please)—add one more […]