Dawaat-E-Ishq Poster

Daawat-E-Ishq Movie Review: Too Bland A Meal

Habib Faisal, the writer-director of Daawat-E-Ishq gave us the brilliant Band Baaja Baaraat (2010-he wrote it), the phenomenal Do Dooni Chaar (2010) and the arguably interesting Ishaqzaade (2012). After watching his latest works, including Bewakoofiyaan, which came earlier this year and now Daawat-E-Ishq, one must wonder if he has completely lost track of good screenwriting…

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Mardaani- Rani Mukerji

Mardaani Movie Review: The Art of Manliness

There is something romantic about a “has-been” filmmaker staging a comeback. It happened last week with R. Parthiepan in Tamil. And this week, after the regressive ‘Laaga Chunari Main Daag’ and the disastrous ‘Lafangey Parindey’, Pradeep Sarkar delivers the best Hindi film of the year (till date, at least). And in the process, he also…

Titli 2014

Titli: Trailer

Kanu Behl who has been working with Dibakar Banerjee for a while has turned filmmaker with Titli, a film being produced by Dibakar and YRF. The film has been in the news of late, having been selected for the prestigious Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Written by Kanu Behl and Sharat Katariya,…

Bewakoofiyaan Poster

Bewakoofiyan: Trailer

Nupur Asthana who was earlier known for her T.V series like Hip Hip Hurray (1999) & Mahi Way (2010), also went on to write the screenplay for films like Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii (2007) & Chance Pe Dance (2010). Her debut feature film as director was Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge (2011) which turned out to…

Dhoom 3

Dhoom 3 Movie Review: Kuch Bhi!!

Women & Children first was the cry. People are to distance themselves from something that is a mix between Dhoom 1&2, Fast and the Furious, Prestige, Jumanji (Uday Chopra was the chimpanzee), the Road Runner and the Bugs and Daffy Show. Welcome to THE land where truth is stranger than fiction. Despite my ranting, my…

Dhoom 3 movie review

Dhoom 3 Movie Review: An Inconvenient Marriage

The best shot of Dhoom 3 remains the way Aamir’s character as an adult is introduced. He wakes up perturbed from a night-mare and the camera only focuses on his bare-essentials. This is the most unheroic, uncharacteristic, but really exhilarating introduction of an arch-villain in a full-blown, frivolous ‘franchise’ of a movie. This introduction soars…