Tag Archives: Drama

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore

Review :- Kya Dilli? Kya Lahore? Kya ‘baat’! Yes, battle-banter over cross-border firing and a bombardment of dialogues forms the crux of this film, set at a time (1948) when the border lines between India and Pakistan reeked of fresh blood. In today’s context, those very boundaries have dulled, the battle-lines have hardened and the banter has changed. To a ...

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Revolver Rani

Review :- At the end of ‘Revolver Rani’ you come out shot by two bullets – one in the gut, the other in the heart. Such is the firepower of one crackerjack of a woman who preens like a desi diva (in metallic conical bras), cusses like a true-bred Chambal-ki-Rani, and fires more barood in the bistar than her toy-boy ...

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Dekh Tamasha Dekh

Review :- Actor Satish Kaushik’s massive bare body – with a belly of colossal proportions – dunked in a mud-bath, is one of many horrific-hilarious moments in this socio-political satire that’s inspired by a true incident. Here’s how the tamasha unfolds. A taangewala (he’s Hamid for Muslims and Kishen for Hindus) is killed when a life-sized cut-out of a neta ...

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Bhoothnath Returns

Review :- ‘Knock Knock!’ ‘Who’s there?” ‘BOO!’ ‘Boo, who?’ Don’t wet your chads, kiddos. It’s just ‘Ghostbuster’ time with a 70-year old bhoot – mushy as marshmallow – gearing up to play ‘peek-a-BOO’ once again. After his last visit to earth (prequel), Bhoothnath (Bachchan) goes back to exotic Bhoothworld, where ghosts lavishly live it up. Though it’s run like a ...

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Jal

Review :- Time for a desert safar(i). So carry gallons of water (even blood can’t buy you more), ample sun block and a spirit that doesn’t drain along the dusty roads (of Rann of Kutch, Gujarat). There will be camels for company too, so beware; it will be a slow, rugged, bumpy, but breathtaking ride. Bakka’s (Purab) the paani ka ...

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Youngistaan

Review :- Wake up to the new face of modern India. Governed by a 28-year Prime Minister, well-bred, free-thinking and fashionably good-looking in denims and designer wear. And a live-in hottie girlfriend as the First Lady. Howzaat? Read on. Abhimanyu Kaul’s (Jackky) funky life of gaming, wild partying and romancing lady-love, Anwita (Neha), while living-in with her in Tokyo, comes ...

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Ankhon Dekhi

Review :- Societal norms often dictate our actions and beliefs. Day in, day out, you try hard to fit in. Who would want to come across as ignorant, odd and a prude to the judgmental lot after all? It’s easier to agree with the majority, hold our heads high and ego higher. In order to safeguard this pretence, we lose ...

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Lakshmi

Review :- Fair, fresh and barely fourteen. Pretty and virgin. Comes with a price tag (negotiable). Ready for sale! This is what a brothel-broker’s sale-pitch would’ve been for teenage girl Laskhmi (Monali). A good bargain for a piece of puberty (sic!). Lakshmi’s story of tragedy, trauma and triumph begins here. An obnoxious pimp Chinna (Nagesh) buys off Lakshmi from a ...

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W

Review :- Sandhya (Leeza Mangaldas), Roohi (Lezlie Tripathy) and Manu (Sonal Giani) are budding musicians who are looking forward to performing at a music concert. A few days before the event, like most city-bred youngsters, the girls let their hair down and dance the night away at a club. They catch the eye of a few masked men, who then ...

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Sandcastle

Review :- Sandcastle is a film that, beneath the stylized production, attempts to address an important subject pertaining to women. It is a film that is split into many parts, or chapters, like a book or a play. Each part examines the story from a different angle. Sheila is married to a successful husband Vikram (Sharma) and spends a lot ...

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