Meri Pyaari Bindu Movie Review: Lover’s Block

Deconstructing a genre can be tricky. Especially when it comes to a crowd-pleasing genre, like the standard rom-com. When you observe the trajectory of a typical rom-com, it seems simple, comforting, something you’d go for, on a lazy weekend after a hectic week, like a mug of chilled beer and a steaming plate of biryani.…

Naam Shabana Movie Review: Bringing Up Baby

When it comes to spoon-feeding audiences, mainstream Bollywood is way ahead of the curve, and there are occasions where this tendency of the industry to test the patience with unnecessary exposition can be downright offensive. Therefore it was a rather pleasant surprise in Baby, when the audience anticipating a roaring rampage of rescue from Akshay…

Phillauri Movie Review: The High and the Spirits

The trick with mixing up genres is to make sure that the story contains the right mix of the conventional and the subversive. It’s always fascinating to see the supernatural element presented on screen out of the traditional genre of horror and even more interesting when comedic and romantic elements are added into the mix.…

Commando 2 Movie Review: Mission Epic Failure

4 years back, when the trailers of Commando showed up, one wasn’t sure whether to be intrigued by the promos, or to dismiss it as yet another mindless actioner. But the experience turned out to be good fun, as the movie was more than your normal dishoom dishoom experience, and was a compelling tale of…