Dedh Ishqiya Movie Review: Love and a half

Sanwaar nok palak abruon mein kham kar de, Gire pade hue lafzon ko mohtaram kar de This is one of the few couplets from many a Dr. Bashir Badr’s poems this film borrows. And no, I am not someone who is strong at literature. And no, had Abhishek Chaubey and co. not mentioned during the…

Ek Thi Daayan Music Review: Serenity all over…

Gulzar & Vishal Bharadwaj forever, I wish. I wish it never ends. I wish they continue making songs forever, because Hindi film songs are the only pop-music-culture we have. And they are the epitome of our culture. Vishal Bharadwaj, has been doing it for a lot of time, even in his feebler films (7 Khoon…

Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola: Film Review, "Synecdoche, India"

“Arey morcha kyu nahi karte mere khilaaf, awaaz kyu nahi uthaate”, questions Mandola played exquisitely by Pankaj Kapur, before directing villagers, in a protest against himself, in a village called Mandola, almost ruled by Mandola himself. In 2004, Charlie Kaufman directed a film called “Synecdoche, New York”. In a strange fashion, this Meta Mandola undercurrent…

Ek Thi Daayan: Trailer

Emraan Hashmi is surely taking the right way forward. After Shanghai, Emraan teams up with Vishal Bharadwaj for Ek Thi Daayan. The film  which is a supernatural thriller is directed by debutant director Kannan Iyer. Besides Hashmi, the film also stars Konkona Sen Sharma , Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin amongst others.