Movie Review: Raazi

Meghana Gulzar's making a name for herself in tackling the tough topics people talk about, wonder about but don't always want to dramatize for a Bollywood consumer; their usual diet being movie that have 5 songs, dancing on mountains and always a happy ending. With Raazi she achieves a narrative that doesn't falter, she touches … Continue reading Movie Review: Raazi

Book Review: The MEG Series

I love watching creature movies. Not the Creature From The Black Lagoon kinda movie, but creatures like dinosaurs, sharks (Oooh! I love shark movies), crocodiles etc. I draw the line at snakes but that's just good sense! When I saw the trailer for the movie MEG, I did what I usually do...I jumped to Wikipedia … Continue reading Book Review: The MEG Series

Movie Review: Veere Di Wedding

I almost didn't watch this movie. Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor aren't quite the draw for me personally. Add to it, the reviews had been less than stellar and I didn't want to watch a badly made chick-flick when I could use those 2 hours to sleep or read instead...color me pleasantly surprised! Now this movie … Continue reading Movie Review: Veere Di Wedding

Movie Review: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

First question? Why did I watch it and 2) Why am I bothering to review it either? Answers: 1) My kid's school still hasn't opened so am just gasping for things that distract me and we're both (mother and son) tripping on Bom Diggy Diggy  song from the movie so why not? 2) I just … Continue reading Movie Review: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Movie Review: Blackmail (2018)

A madcap black comedy that's refreshing amongst the usual Bollywood shtick of songs and dance-that's Blackmail for you. But before I lavish too much praise on it, the movie does suffer towards the end with too-much-a-good-thing syndrome in the form of the same idea being circulated once too many times to keep being interested. Scroll … Continue reading Movie Review: Blackmail (2018)

Roadtripping: Part Deux

When I was a child, summer holidays were partly spent at my grandmothers' homes and part of the time was spent in exploring touristy and slightly off-beat destinations in and around wherever my father was posted at the time. Travelling 6-7 hours in 40 degrees plus temperatures (Celsius mind you) without air conditioning in the … Continue reading Roadtripping: Part Deux