Tag Archives: Drama

Calapor

Review :- Can cultural activities or treating criminals with respect bring about a change in their behaviour and mindset? V. Shantaram, one of our finest filmmakers, made a heart-rending film addressing this issue, way back in 1957, in Do Aankhen Baarah Haath. In spite of it being made in the ’50s, it was far more impactful and thought-provoking. While Calapor ...

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B.A. Pass

Review :- Unbutton, unbuckle and unstrap the senses. It’s going to be one erotic escapade – kinky, caustic, brutal and brave. With ample ‘O’s and ‘Ahhs!‘ Some painfully fake, others carnally climaxed. Adapted from Mohan Sikka’s short story, ‘Railway Aunty’, it’s about the doom and desperation of an impoverished life and the extremes one can go to redeem themselves of ...

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Ship of Theseus

Review :- This philosophical paean is a 3-part story, each one as complex, conflicting and contemplative. In the first, Aliya (Aida) is a photographer with impaired vision. She depends on sound, touch and intuitive senses to capture images. After a corneal implant her eyesight is restored, but the sudden visual download is so domineering that Aliya finds herself overwhelmed in ...

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Tara – The Journey of Love & Passion

Review :- Tara ( Rekha Rana) lives a fairly ordinary and peaceful existence in a village called Tanda along with her husband (Shroff), who brews booze for a living. The two are very much in love and life is peaceful. But things are not meant to remain that way for long. His profession gets him into trouble one day, when ...

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Ankur Arora Murder Case

Review :- Suhail Tatari’s Ankur Arora Murder Case is a medical drama which should be given its due because it is in the real space as compared to the usual fluff that Bollywood churns out week on week. The film revolves around Dr Asthana ( Kay Kay Menon) a surgeon put on a pedestal because of the number of high-profile ...

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Mere Haule Dost

Review :- Set in Hyderabad, Mere Haule Dost revolves around the daily lives of five laidback youngsters who are perpetually broke. The film begins with Bheja sharing stories of his past girlfriends with his fiance. That’s how we are transported to his college days, where we meet his haule (slow or dim-witted, we suppose) friends. They are called Bong, Dada, ...

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Zindagi 50-50

Review :- It doesn’t matter what the intent of the filmmaker is, if the execution fails to live up to the concept altogether. Zindagi 50-50 aspires to stress on the dilemmas of the lower middle class inhabitants of Mumbai. That significant aspect however takes a backseat as the film resorts to sex and sleaze to get the point across. In ...

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Aurangzeb

Review :- Ajay and Vishal(Arjun Kapoor) are twins separated by a set of adamant parents—Jackie Shroff and Tanvi Azmi; he, a notorious real estate developer and she, a conscientious homemaker who turns police informer. And, there’s there’s a family of cops—Rishi Kapoor, Prithviraj, Sikander Kher, who wear tainted uniforms; introduced in the film’s opening sequence as collectors. By a twist ...

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Gippi

Review :- She’s a typical 14-year-old, hungering for junk food and caring-a-damn about her unwaxed legs and unplucked eyebrows. She’s no topper. Far from a head-turner. She’s Gippi (Riya), a gregarious, gol-matol gal. The bindaas backbencher, who doesn’t sweat over low scores in class, or being overweight with mass. Damn the parlours, beauty queens, gossip gals and fashion magazines, these ...

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Bombay Talkies

Review :- Bombay Talkies (BT) celebrates Bollywood’s centenary – by deconstructing Bollywood’s formula. Loving families, skin-tight genders, glittering stardom and happy endings get tossed about by the four directors here. Does this work? Yes – and no. Straight up, Karan Johar’s film smashes his own mould – forget about loving your parents, Johar shows a gay youth Avinash (Saqib Saleem) ...

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