Dangal Movie Review: Patriarchal Smackdown

There is something about a sports film that ends up being an enjoyable watch in spite of the predictability of most films that come under the genre. You have your standard tropes, the grizzled mentor, the talented underdog, the merciless system ever ready to crush their spirits, the smug opponent with a sneering coach, the…

The ‘I’ word

This whole business of Aamir, an actor, and a citizen as IMPORTANT as you or me – irrespective of the class he enjoys – saying something and the way people are reacting has truly reached a circus-stage where you have carnival-barkers standing in front of every freak-show with their own costumes and placards. It is…

Dil Dhadakne Do Review: Crowded and Confused, But Candid

That Zoya Akhtar is brilliant at mounting emotions on lavish urban backdrops is now part of the Hindi film industry folklore. Luck by Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Zoya’s previous two films, had lovely interplay of innate, mostly unexpressed human emotions in the backdrop of a breathtaking canvas. In fact, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara…

Watched PK? Now here’s CK, an Animated Spoof Video on Rajkumar Hirani’s PK

YouTube’s popular comic channel Shudh Desi Endings has released its spoof on Rajkumar Hirani’s Aamir Khan starrer PK, which has become the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time. Bracing for the challenge to spoof a film that’s been both meaningful and controversial, team SDE has once again used their funny bone to make an original, animated take on PK. Titled CK, the spoof…