Movie Review: Andhadhun

In a nutshell? This movie is a mad cap caper. Andhadhun translates to Blind Tune or a state of being slapdash and both definitions fit the scenarios perfectly. Led by Ayushmaan Khurana and Tabu in their usual capable ways, the movie starts out strong in the first half but the director ends up dropping the…

Movie Review: Karwaan

I’d like to start off by saying- Go watch it. It may not be something you’d want to watch again and again. But you’d like it if ,you did watch it just the once. This is what Karwaan isn’t: It’s not a screwball comedy a la It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World It’s not…

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…

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…

Movie Review: Padmaavat

Dropping the “i” from the title didn’t provide much relief to the Karni Sena am guessing,  but it certainly generated more buzz around an already buzzing hive of wasps and hornets. But getting back to the movie- it’s epic! In its grandiosity, its conception and sadly, its mediocrity. And yet, it still works. And how!…

Movie Review: Pari

This movie is Prosit Roy’s love affair with the older parts of Calcutta, the bits that make it stand apart from every other city in India. It is strangely enough, also an ode to the nail cutter and umbrellas. Never has the humble implement of hand and foot hygiene received so much spotlight neither, for…

Movie Review: Tridev

A chance encounter with an 80’s movie gets me laughing and nostalgic and being thoroughly entertained.

Movie Review: Diwale

  It’s not the worst movie I’ve ever seen and neither will it be. Am sure I’m fated to see much, much worse. But Dilwale was a bit loose compared to the usual Rohit Shetty fare IMHO. And while it makes zero since to critique an out and out potboiler from Bollywood, one must undertake…

Movie Review: Welcome Back…Erm Don’t

Yup, that’s right. Welcome Back should have at rider attached to it- DON’T! Where the first movie wasn’t a shoo-in for the comedy of the year award, it was still entertaining and doesn’t fail to elicit chuckles on reruns on tv. But the sequel has a couple of things which make it one of the…

Just Because

This is a post just because. Just because someone did something that benefited them in no particular way but added happiness to my day. Just because someone took a little bit of trouble so I could do something non-critical and non-urgent and insignificant to everyone else but relevant and significant for me. Just because. And…