Category Archives: Movie Reviews

A Bloody Good Flick! – Rangoon Review

Of the many releases this year, let us first explore the recent hits. Raees was SRK’s baby, with Mahira Khan’s presence not exceeding beyond his romantic sequences and delivery of a baby boy. Kaabil was Hrithik Roshan’s comeback film, helmed … Continue reading

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Befikre is So Bakwaas, I Dare You to Watch It

My husband and I met in French class, and decided to watch Befikre, assuming this movie would transport us to scenic Paris.  It did, except in the more cringeworthy way possible. Several couples left the theater at interval itself. We … Continue reading

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Feminist Interpretations of Cinema and the Freedom to Disagree

As a feminist, I could not be happier with the current progress that the female leads are making in cinema. Hollywood The critically and commercially successful – Mad Max: Fury Road was a movie with tremendous feminist undertones. The movie … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tanu Weds Manu Returns and the Phenomenon that is Kangana Ranaut

A Firstpost article recently stated that Kangana Ranaut may be the next female “Khan” of Bollywood. They suggested that she can deliver hits by her sheer presence as do the aging male Khans (Saif, Shah Rukh, Salman) who get paid … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Piku — A Tale of Loose Motions and Lax Emotions

Last year, my dad started a new regimen of chemo medication which caused him significant constipation after each sitting. After 2 days of no poop and regular intakes of laxative with water, he quietly came out of the bathroom. We … Continue reading

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Rape and Cinema

The titillating rape scene in the 1994 movie – Mohra still shakes me to the core. A bunch of vile men at a college scheme to rape a fellow student by inviting her to a party. That morning, she convinces … Continue reading

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Why India’s Education System is Conducive to Producing a Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat is a self-proclaimed messiah of the common man of India, expert on politics, and every bit as wooing of women empowerment as Rahul Gandhi. He is also the same man to considerably revive the domestic literary press market. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Begin Again

Truth be told, I only went to watch this movie because of my prolonged crush on Mark Ruffalo. The man is charming and a brilliant actor and I knew he would not work in a script that didn’t merit his … Continue reading

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Movie Review: All Hail the “Queen” – Kangana Ranaut

Are you tired of leaving your brain at home when you visit the cinema hall? Is your faith in good art lost when you are only relegated to watch absurd scripts saddled with overused cliches? Do you feel you deserve … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Her”

Note: I would provide a spoiler alert but my review is not very telling of the significance of the story line. In fact, it wouldn’t matter what the actual turn of events were because you can takeaway a whole different … Continue reading

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