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2 States (2014): IIMwaley Dulhania Le Jayenge

RATING: 8/10. Chetan Bhagat is a strange phenomenon. He inspires both fierce loyalty and venomous disdain, at once hailed as the savior of Indian English literature and as having brought about its bastardization. Then again, leaders of revolutions, be they literary or political, are always polarizing figures. You can’t get 5 people to agree on…

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The Empty Hearse: A Warm Reunion

When Steve Moffat and Mark Gatiss made the enormously ballsy move to modernize one of Britain’s most beloved cultural icons way back in 2010, they fell over themselves apologizing before the series premiere to audiences and journalists alike for their audacious transgression against tradition. Sherlock Holmes with a smartphone? Ridiculous. By the time A Study…

The Lunchbox (2013) Movie Review

Rating: – 9/10. “We forget things if we have no one to tell them to.” That line encapsulates the pandemic of loneliness that seems to have engulfed modern society. The irony of our hyper-connected world is that it gets pretty lonely when everyone’s out living their lives.

Rituparno Ghosh's Satyanweshi (The Truth-Seeker) Movie Review

Bengali literature has had its fair shares of goenda-golpo or detective fiction over the years, whether it be the swashbuckling adventures of Sunil Gangopadhyay’s  Indiana Jones-ish Kakababu, Samaresh Majumdar’s intrepid youthful sleuth Arjun (who could beat the Hardy Boys under the table any day) or Satyajit Ray’s towering Bong Sherlock, Pradosh C. Mitter, aka Feluda.…

Before Midnight (2013) Movie Review

The thing about being in love is that we can never forgive ourselves for it. To open yourself up to something which requires you to be so intensely, frighteningly vulnerable, so transparent to someone else – another human being at that, a living breathing farting sweating monument to fallibility and weakness- the rational mind baulks…