Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na – movie review

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na - movie review

Abbas Tyrewala makes his directorial debut with an Aamir Khan production. Not a bad way to start. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is a typical college-romance-drama-comedy with Imran Khan giving his debut performance. The movie also stars Genelia D’Souza, Prateik Babbar, Manjari Fadnis, Sugandha Garg, Karan Makhija, Alishka Varde, Nirav Mehta et. al. The most […]

Speed Racer – movie review

Speed Racer - movie review

The Wachowski Brothers have an immense reputation to live up to following the seminal Matrix trilogy. After that epic SF philosophical musing, they have now chosen to tackle the more straight-forward world of retro anime in the new Speed Racer movie. What came across in their previous work was the consummate nature of their vision […]

Race – movie review

Race - movie review

The director duo of Abbas-Mustan strike again. Starring Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, and Sameera Reddy, this latest outing of the sibling kings of mainstream Bollywood thrillers makes you appreciate a few things about this pair of seasoned directors: firstly, they stick to what they know and enjoy doing, […]

Jab We Met – movie review

Jab We Met - movie review

Jab We Met (When We Met – Jab is pronounced like ‘cub’ rather than ‘cab’), starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, is the second film directed by Imtiaz Ali. I was looking forward to this one because I fell in love with the director’s first film, Socha Na Tha, and I was expecting more of […]

Stardust and the Return of the Fairytale

Stardust and the Return of the Fairytale

Once upon a time, at the height of the Soviet era, Russia and India were good friends. And not just the kind of casual acquaintances who exchange pleasantries across high-level conference tables; We were friendly enough that the two peoples were interested in how the other lived and thought and dreamed. During this era of […]

Ending Happily Without The Ever After

Ending Happily Without The Ever After

Fairy Tales have had a profound effect on all human cultures. Not just old fashioned mythology, but rather the archetype of the fairy tale as we have come to know it in the last century or so. Before then tales and myths were often dark and foreboding, showing life in all its shades and complexities. […]

The Village – movie review

The Village - movie review

To this day, I’ve never seen The Sixth Sense. Yes, I already know the big secret. It’s impossible to not know it if you’ve had any exposure to popular entertainment since its release. What this blissful ignorance of that movie means to me as a movie lover is that to me M. Knight Shyamalan is […]