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Movie: War for the Planet of the Apes

Posted by on July 17, 2017 at 7:34 am

War for the Planet of the Apes starts with a war. But before that, the movie opens with multiple paragraphs on the screen which you have to read quickly to get the context. Humans are afflicted by a deadly virus which makes them lose their power of speech and at the same time, the apes […]

Movie Jagga Jasoos Review

Posted by on July 14, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Today I saw Movie Jagga Jasoos. First day First show. And with howling and shouting and hooting college crowd. To avoid them I bought the absolutely front row seat for Rs. 85. Leaving the entire front row, Growels Screen 2 was houseful. The movie didn’t worth that much. The movie starts with theaters. Katrina opens […]

MOM – The Movie and some Context

Posted by on July 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Although I tried to search the name of one movie on Internet and I’ve also tweeted my query to some prominent movie reviewers, I’ve still not found the name of the movie which I saw sometimes in mid 80’s. I think, it was a New Zealand Movie. In that movie, a couple runs a sheep […]

Bridge of Spies

Posted by on October 18, 2015 at 3:37 pm

“Every time I go to the movies, it’s magic, no matter what the movie about”. This from a man whose filmography is rich and immense. He has been prolific. He enjoys his craft. And it shows. I’ve seen only a handful. First time I was introduced to his craft when in school, in Kolkatta. I […]

Talvar

Posted by on October 16, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Honestly, I have never noticed Lady Justice’s sword. I have noticed the blindfold, the scales. But never, the sword. Probably, the sword is held close to the body facing downwards in all the profiles of the statue. Or, probably, it was never a part of any Hindi movie dialogue, haranguing on the utility of the […]

Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

Posted by on October 1, 2015 at 2:05 am

Kapil Sharma can act. We already know he can. We saw him on Comedy Nights, that humorous TV sitcom where movie stars showed up to promote their upcoming releases. But with-Kis Kisko, Kapil has impacted the big screen. He has a presence, not that astounding star-like, but he can carry a movie. In-Comedy Nights with […]

Piku

Posted by on May 27, 2015 at 4:45 am

I saw it twice. And I might see it a few more times before it leaves the theatre nearby. Multiple viewings might suggest that I’m in awe of Deepika, which is correct. But what has touched me is the sweetness of the movie. And of course, it’s on a Bengali family and I have a […]

SHAMITABH – To much Amitabh

Posted by on February 8, 2015 at 2:40 pm

If you’ve seen early Amitabh movies like Sholay, Deevar, Namak Haram etc., to name a popular few, you will know that Amitabh was not the only actor in those movies yet he was the key factor in the success of those movies. Amitabh’s character moved the story forward and the story and his character and […]

Govinda!

Posted by on November 24, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Today was long. Today I saw three back to back movies. I started with a hindi “Happy Endings”, then two English- “Intersteller” and finally “Equalizer”. It was like doing a 9 to 5 job, but with a smile on my face and beign charged at the end of it all. I always saw a Govinda-Movie […]

Modi, Modi, Modi..As we call ourself.

Posted by on October 2, 2014 at 2:55 am

Every age loves an icon. And Indians are not immune to this. Pre-history lineage demonstrates that we need it from time to time. We need it as a peg to hold all our great age old cultural philosophies like simple living and high thinking even though our actual trajectories have one-program-in-60-year rule. The last time […]