March 28, 2020

Namrata Joshi

  • Bahubali: The Beginning
    Bahubali: The Beginning

    Has a ‘been there, already seen in Hollywood’ feel to it.

  • Amy
    Amy

    It’s about Amy Wineho­use's phenomenal voice and songs but also about the personal, dysfunctional self.

  • Papanasam
    Papanasam

    At times, you wish it could hurry up and come to the point quickly but in the end it all adds up well.

  • Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of Love, Bengali)
    Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of Love, Bengali)

    Can you tell a story with just everyday images and situational sounds? Sengupta does it seamlessly.

  • ABCD2
    ABCD2

    A string of spectacular dance set-pieces linked together by random scenes.

  • The Call Of The Mind
    The Call Of The Mind

    A new breed of institutions is vitalising learning for the pleasure of learning

  • Big Brother’s Dharma Cola
    Big Brother’s Dharma Cola

    How did Gajendra Chauhan get his FTII gig? Indignation reigns over the choice.

  • Hamari Adhuri Kahani
    Hamari Adhuri Kahani

    Vidya Balan hams her way to being the most irritating ever on screen.

  • Kaaka Muttai (Crow’s Egg, Tamil)
    Kaaka Muttai (Crow’s Egg, Tamil)

    The cute and happy picture that the kids and the stray make tends to tower over the essential sordidness of...

  • Dil Dhadakne Do
    Dil Dhadakne Do

    Zoya makes it pretty clear that her heart beats for women and for overhauling gender roles and expectations.

  • ‘People Say It’s Your Best Time. But  I’d Say It’s Bollywood’s Best Time.’
    ‘People Say It’s Your Best Time. But I’d Say It’s Bollywood’s Best Time.’

    Kangana Ranaut on her characters, the changing face of Bollywood and shift in the role of the heroine in the...

  • The Girl Who Has Kicked A Hornet’s Nest
    The Girl Who Has Kicked A Hornet’s Nest

    She is a bit of her characters, and unlike any of them. Kangana is style and substance. And rooted, to boot.

  • Tale Of A Scarlet Fever
    Tale Of A Scarlet Fever

    Sixties Bombay, Jazz and un grand amour make a great film

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Action at its most grown-up, fantastic, surreal, weird, insane, primeval and visceral all at once.

  • The Plough & The Gun
    The Plough & The Gun

    Not many films have focused on the 1965 war. Upkar has more than made up for that lapse.

  • Patron Saint, Indiewood
    Patron Saint, Indiewood

    Manish Mundra is the benefactor the film industry’s new talent so needs

  • Piku
    Piku

    It’s about the chaos of relationships, yet about unruffled continuities.

  • Khanate Of Hearts
    Khanate Of Hearts

    Enigma in a puzzle. That’s Salman. The reason why he rouses passion.

  • Jai Ho Democracy
    Jai Ho Democracy

    It’s a talkie that gets way too boring beyond a point.

  • Rain, Thunder And A Temblor: The Unlucky Three
    Rain, Thunder And A Temblor: The Unlucky Three

    There is a hush and silence in my fields and it scares me to no end.

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