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Movie Review: Ab Tak Chhappan 2

Movie Review: Ab Tak Chhappan 2

Shimit Amin’s “Ab Tak Chhappan” (“56 So Far”) was a slick film about an encounter cop with a heart of gold. The sequel takes away all the good qualities but retains the style of the original film’s producer Ram Gopal Varma – streaky shots, contorted camera angles, and ear-shattering background music.  Review 

"Badlapur": Fresh take on revenge drama genre
Movie Review

"Badlapur": Fresh take on revenge drama genre

On the surface, Sriram Raghavan’s “Badlapur” is a revenge drama, tracing one man’s unraveling as he pursues a vendetta against the people who ruined his life. Probe deeper, and you will find that Raghavan questions the genre and turns it on its head, and asks uncomfortable questions.  Full Article 

"MSG" is both horrifying and hilarious
Movie Review

"MSG" is both horrifying and hilarious

Watching most Bollywood movies calls for a healthy suspension of disbelief, but if you dare make the trip to see the wonder that is “MSG: The Messenger of God”, make sure to leave behind every ounce of common sense or sanity that you possess, and submit yourself to the events unfolding on screen, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

"Roy" is a meandering snoozefest
Movie Review

"Roy" is a meandering snoozefest

Vikramjit Singh’s “Roy” is a beautiful film – at least on the outside. It has gorgeous locales, a lead cast that looks like a million bucks, and a couple of very hummable songs. But you know what they say about beauty. It is one of those films that might seem like a good idea from afar, but on closer inspection, you realize that it’s barely even an idea, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

Shamitabh: more tribute than a film
Movie Review

Shamitabh: more tribute than a film

Every director has his muse. Farah Khan has Shah Rukh Khan, Ayan Mukerji has Ranbir Kapoor, and R Balki has Amitabh Bachchan. The one actor they admire so much that, at times, their films are simply a simpering tribute to their favourite artist. R Balki’s “Shamitabh” is less a film and more a tribute to Bachchan and his famous baritone, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

Movie Review: Hawaizaada
Movie Review

"Hawaizaada" is more a fairytale than a biopic

Vibhu Puri’s “Hawaizaada” is based on the life of Shivkar Talpade, who is said to have designed and flown an aircraft eight years before the Wright brothers, although there is no definitive proof that he actually achieved the feat. It is more a fairytale than a biopic; and for a period film, certainly doesn’t bother with authenticity. The film never manages to get off the ground, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.   Story 

A still from "Rahasya". Picture taken from the film's Facebook page.
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Rahasya: A taut murder mystery

Manish Gupta’s “Rahasya” (mystery) might be in the news for being loosely based on the Aarushi Talwar double murder case, but other than a few cosmetic details, the film is more of an ode to “Queen of Crime” Agatha Christie. The two hour-long murder mystery is taut; and even though it is packed with all the familiar tropes, the atmospherics ensure that the story never sags, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Review 

Movie Review: Baby
Movie Review

"Baby" gets it right. Almost.

“Baby” is a fast-paced, smartly written and well-acted film that never wavers from its subject. Even if it doesn’t always keep you in suspense, it doesn’t let you wander too far. The movie takes inspiration from Hollywood espionage films but adapts the genre to the Indian context, adding the right touch of patriotism, secularism and family values, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article 

A Minute With

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

On why he said yes to “Badlapur  Full Article 

Sriram Raghavan

Sriram Raghavan

On his love of the crime genre   Full Article 

Nandita Das

Nandita Das

On why she isn’t doing too many films  Full Article 

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